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Designing Knitwear

Designing Knitwear Author Deborah Newton
ISBN-10 1561582654
Release 1998
Pages 263
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Provides in-depth information on shaping and fitting, working with color and graphics, using dressmaker details, and finishing techniques, and includes instructions for sixteen garments



Knitwear Design

Knitwear Design Author Carol Brown
ISBN-10 1780670583
Release 2013-09-10
Pages 208
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A practical guide to the dynamic revival of contemporary knitting, Knitwear Design is also a source of inspiration and advice on the latest techniques and practices. Packed with diagrams, knitwear samples and images from a wide range of contemporary designers, the book offers a practical approach to designing garments from initial research, finding sources of inspiration and developing the design, through an exploration of color, texture, and knitting techniques to constructing a garment and creating and writing a pattern. Knitwear Design also showcases the techniques that are transforming knitted textiles, such as heat treatments and painting and printing knit, and profiles the fusing of knitting, art, and craft. The book includes case studies from international designers, offering students a unique insight into the industry. Knitting is a tactile and versatile craft and Knitwear Design gives readers the knowledge and inspiration they need to create innovative and eyecatching fashion.



Knitwear Design Workshop

Knitwear Design Workshop Author Shirley Paden
ISBN-10 9781596685123
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 345
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From the initial spark of inspiration to the sewing of the last seam, this advanced manual to knitwear design provides knitters with the foundation to take their projects to the next level. The five exceptional projects demonstrate the level of uniqueness and beauty that can be achieved with these expert techniques and how to achieve the elusive "perfect fit" that defines a successful end product. Knitters will gain a clearer understanding of commercial pattern instructions, improve their attention to detail with a meaningful test swatch, and acquire a stronger knowledge of proper body and garment measurements.



Designing a Knitwear Collection

Designing a Knitwear Collection Author Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza
ISBN-10 9781501313820
Release 2017-02-09
Pages 312
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Designing a Knitwear Collection is an essential and comprehensive overview of the knitting design and development process.



Kaffe Fassett s Pattern Library

Kaffe Fassett s Pattern Library Author Kaffe Fassett
ISBN-10 1561586633
Release 2003
Pages 160
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A colorful treasury of creative knitting patterns by a leading knitwear designer includes more than 190 superlative designs, along with detailed charts, step-by-step instructions, and 350 full-color photographs.



Designing a Knitwear Collection

Designing a Knitwear Collection Author Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza
ISBN-10 9781501313820
Release 2017-02-09
Pages 312
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Designing a Knitwear Collection is an essential and comprehensive overview of the knitting design and development process.



The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design

The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design Author Shannon Okey
ISBN-10 0979201713
Release 2010
Pages 247
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The first-ever book targeted to designers of all experience levels who want to create, communicate and sell their work professionally. Okey takes an unflinching look behind the scenes that no knit or crochet designer can afford to be without.



Knitwear Fashion Design

Knitwear Fashion Design Author Maite Lafuente
ISBN-10 8416851174
Release 2017-07-11
Pages 160
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Knitwear Fashion Design aims to help fashion students to understand the basic design elements in knitwear and learn how illustrate them. Whether handmade or industrially- produced, deconstructive or avant-garde, knitwear has now become a staple collection piece every season and its resurgence as a key fashion item has rekindled a trend and a keen interest in this once very traditional craft. Developments in modern techniques, the revival of traditional craft skills and a new appreciation of couture craftsmanship have put knitwear back into the fashion spotlight. This practical book begins with a thorough exposition of basic yarns and threads, picot, mohair’s, knots, together with a brief description about their structure and illustrations for each example. Together with a thorough presentation of a variety of patterns and complements ending with the most common knitwear types, it is documented by a range of suitable poses in movement based on contemporary apparel. Offering an extensive overview about yarn types, garment, accessories and finishes this book also teaches how to transform and renovate basic pieces. Various attractive designs are shown as well as the stitches needed to create and illustrate these garments such as cable, Aran, jacquards, ribs etc. Whether hand knitted or industrially produced the book is a glorious celebration of the new vogue in knitting, showcasing examples of knitted pieces from fashion great designers. Encouraging the reader to be innovative, this book is sure to be an inspiration for anyone working with or interested in knitted textiles and garment illustration.



Good Measure

Good Measure Author Deborah Newton
ISBN-10 1936096919
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 176
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No matter how well you knit, if the sizing is wrong, nothing works. In Good Measure, Deborah Newton, knitting expert, designer, and author of the books Finishing School and Designing Knitwear, teaches how to personalize any knitted garment pattern to achieve a perfect, flattering fit for every shape and size. This indispensible reference covers every aspect of fit, including how to properly analyze a pattern for customization, make alterations in a project as needed, determine proper ease in every area of a garment, choose which fibers work best with a particular design, and so much more. Including 24 beautiful patterns sized XS to 2XL, all shown on a full range of different body types, Good Measure is the invaluable resource every knitter needs to ensure a perfect fit every time.



Basics Fashion Design 06 Knitwear

Basics Fashion Design 06  Knitwear Author Juliana Sissons
ISBN-10 9782940411160
Release 2010-11-10
Pages 184
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An introduction to the use of knitwear in fashion design. It provides readers with the skills and inspiration to design and create innovative knitted textiles.



Dressed in Knits

Dressed in Knits Author Alex Capshaw-Taylor
ISBN-10 9781620339466
Release 2015-11-27
Pages 168
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Knit your own couture wardrobe! As a knitter, you know the appeal of creating a piece that can go from home to office, from weekday to weekend--and, most importantly, that looks flattering on your figure. But that can be easier said than done! Until now. Knitwear designer Alex Capshaw-Taylor has created a collection of 19 knitted garments and accessories featuring timeless, high-fashion designs that are refreshingly easy to wear. In Dressed in Knits, you'll experiment with a variety of techniques including multidirectional knitting, colorwork (intarsia and stranded), cabling, and more. Unique to this guide is helpful information devoted to educating knitters on couture details that produce designer quality finished pieces. Alex will demonstrate proper seeming, picking up stitches, applying beads, turning a hem, creating pockets, steeking, adding zippers to knitwear, and more. Helpful tips on styling finished garments will also be sprinkled throughout the book, like how adding a belt to a piece can change the silhouette giving it a totally different look. Dressed in Knits isn't just another knitting book. It's your fashion-forward guide to a whole new wardrobe.



Sweater Design in Plain English

Sweater Design in Plain English Author Maggie Righetti
ISBN-10 0312051646
Release 1990-10-15
Pages 352
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If you're tired of making sweaters with sleeves that are the wrong length, necklines that droop, armholes that are too tight, and an overall look that's not quite right, then let Seater Design in Plain English come to your rescue. In clear, straightforward terms, Maggie Righettie shares her knitting know-how and good fashion sense so that, no matter what your knitting level, you can overcome the fear of failure, avoid costly mistakes, adapt already-existing patterns, and plan and create sweaters that really fit and look terrific-sweaters that will be worn for many years to come. Topics and techniques include: -Understanding the nature of yarn and pattern stitches -Choosing the most flattering color and design for the wearer -Taking accurate body measurements -Estimating the amount of yarn you'll need -How to tell whether or not a sweater will look good on you-before you start to knit -How to alter printed patterns so they really fit -How to understand the mathematics of gauge and pattern design -Plus start-to-finish instructions for thirteen classic sweaters Each technique is illustrated with clear diagrams, sketches, or photographs. Complete with conversion charts and a personal-measurements record-keeping section, Sweater Design in Plain English takes the guesswork out of every creative knitting effort.



Knitting Pattern Essentials

Knitting Pattern Essentials Author Sally Melville
ISBN-10 9780307965578
Release 2013
Pages 224
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Guides knitters on how to properly modify or create a pattern, including calculating personal measurements; creating a pattern from an existing garment; and shaping a variety of necklines, sides, sleeves, and hemlines.



Classic Knits for Real Women

Classic Knits for Real Women Author Martin Storey
ISBN-10 1571203699
Release 2005
Pages 128
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Modern knit classics any woman can wear!



Little Badger Contemporary Classics

Little Badger Contemporary Classics Author Ros Badger
ISBN-10 0091871662
Release 2000
Pages 96
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After having their children Ros Badger, a knitwear designer, and Elain Scott, a businesswoman, quickly realized that there was a demand for well-made, stylish children's knitwear. Ros had worked for many years with leading fashion companies, designing and producing hand knits for, among others, Better Jackson and U2. Elain ran a knitwear company in the 1980's and has worked as an accounts manager for other design companies. As Little Badger they launched their first mail order catalogue in Spring 1996. With Little Badger, these two talented women have combined their experience to create a unique style. Their influences range from contemporary fashion trends to 1940s and 50s knitting patterns and from the outset they have used only the best quality natural mater ials in their designs. Ros's knitwear make great play of updated traditional knitting techniques combined with a modern colour palette.



Knitting

Knitting Author Alison Ellen
ISBN-10 9781847977281
Release 2013-12-21
Pages 176
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Knitting: colour, structure and design takes a fresh approach to knitting, examining not just the look of a knitted pattern, but how the knitted fabric can be altered with different stitches to change its stretch, drape and thickness. Once understood, the design and application potential of this textile technique is thrilling and endless. Written by a revered craftsman, this beautifully illustrated book encourages and inspires both experienced knitters and those new to the technique to have the confidence to experiment and develop their own designs. Topics covered: basic stitches, including many different ways of casting on and off, both decorative and functional; new approaches to construct fabric in any direction (not necessarily starting at the bottom and finishing at the top) in order to make any shape without sewn seams; an in-depth section on colour giving design ideas and techniques for knitting with colour; advice on dyeing your own yarns, including decorative effects such as dip-dyeing and tie-dyeing yarn; knitting patterns to suit a range of body shapes, with directions for personalizing these to your own requirements; an in-depth look at the technique of hand knitting, what effects can be created from different stitches and the way knitting is constructed by knitting in different directions. Aimed at those new to knitting, as well as advanced experimental knitters, it examines the technique from scratch as if it were a completely new technique to encourage deeper understanding. Beautifully illustrated with 247 stunning photographs and diagrams.



Design Your Own Knits in 5 Easy Steps

Design Your Own Knits in 5 Easy Steps Author Debbie Abrahams
ISBN-10 060061638X
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 144
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Can't find the right knitting pattern? Want to produce your own designs but aren't sure how? Now it's not just possible to make original patterns, it's actually easy! All it takes are five simple steps, each laid out in this colorful resource-along with 48 pages of special knitter's graph paper to work on. First, see how to find inspiration for your work, decide on the stitches, and select the yarn. Second, learn how to put those ideas onto paper like a pro. Step three involves knitting a swatch to get a quick sense of how it will look and if your gauge is right. Then you're ready to map out the entire design. And finally-start knitting! The results are sure to be fabulous.