What does it mean to knit top down?
Top down knitting is the modern method of knitting apparel in one piece from the top down, rather than creating separate panels and sewing together.
What is a knit top?
In simple terms: Knit fabric is t-shirt fabric and woven fabric is mens dress shirts or bed sheets. Knit fabric is looped together and stretches. Examples of knit are single jersey, interlock, pique, rib and ponte roma. Woven fabric is interlaced at right angles. Woven fabric does not stretch.