Basics Fashion Design: Knitwear / Edition 1

Basics Fashion Design: Knitwear / Edition 1

by Juliana Sissons
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Bloomsbury Academic


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Basics Fashion Design: Knitwear / Edition 1

Basics Fashion Design 06: Knitwear is a practical introduction to the use of knitwear in fashion design, richly illustrated with examples and easy-to-follow diagrams. It describes the many varieties of yarn and fibre, their characteristics and their behaviour, from the traditional to the contemporary. It explains the relevant machinery and tools, and the types of work that can be produced on each.

Basic techniques on domestic machines are discussed, leading to a section on how to create a knitting pattern. Details and trims are also examined, outlining embellishment, buttonholes and fastenings.

The book also discusses the knitwear industry and offers useful information on the various career pathways. Interviews with international designers, each at a different level within the industry, provide further insight into the business as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782940411160
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/10/2010
Series: Basics Fashion Design Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Approach to knit: Reinventing traditional knitting; Yarns and fibres; Construction of knit; Developments in design and technology.

Creative development: The brief; Research; Design development; Colour; Sculptural form; Presentation and evaluation.

Construction through pattern and texture: The tension swatch; Basic techniques; Lace; Surface texture; Patterned knits.

Construction through shape: Partial knitting: three-dimensional effects; Creating flared shapes; Increasing and decreasing; Draping and shaping; Creating a knitting pattern.

Details and trims: Collars and neckbands; Hems and edges; Buttonholes and fastenings; Hand-finishing techniques; Embellishment; In the industry.

Useful resources.
Shops and suppliers.
Acknowledgements and picture credits.
Working with ethics.

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