Designing a Knitwear Collection: From Inspiration to Finished Garments

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Feb 9, 2017 - Design - 312 pages

Designing a Knitwear Collection, 2nd Edition, is an essential and comprehensive overview of the knitting design and development process. Featuring more than 475 color images, emerging fashion designers will find inspiration from the work of featured knitwear designers and practical information to design their own knitwear collection. The book follows the history of the industry to present day, introducing yarn and stitch basics, knitting methods, and machinery. It explores the process of preparing the design package from initial concept and sketches to specifications of samples and documents for production-through the presentation of a final collection. Updates to this edition include advances in technology in the knitwear industry, expanded coverage of sample development, and more than 50% new images including new designer profiles and current knitwear designs.

New to this Edition
New Chapter 6, Sample Development, includes step-by-step diagrams and knitwear samples, plus coverage of sustainable methods of knitwear design
Updated Chapter 7 on CAD covers current software programs and technologies such as 3D printing for knitwear
Updated Chapter 8, Presentation Trends For Knitwear, emphasizes concept and journal development with all new examples

Introducing Designing a Knitwear Collection STUDIO:
Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
Access downloadable sample documents for production, including line sheets, specification sheets, cost forms, and color information sheets
View timelines tracing milestones in knitwear design from the early 20th Century to the present

PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501317859.

 

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Contents

The History
1
039
21
The Nineties
42
Chapter
65
Yarn Size
72
Azzedine
78
Chapter Three
83
Knitting
84
The Design Development
139
Fabric and Stitch
147
Development of the Sample
157
Marc
168
Chapter
173
Machine Knitting
174
Chapter Seven
197
Chapter Eight
215

Tuck
92
Plating
98
Knit Starts
104
Chapter Four
111
Complete Garment
117
Missoni
127
Creative Design and
133
Showroom Boards
252
Resources and References
265
Glossary
273
End Notes
281
Index
287
Copyright

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About the author (2017)

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza is an Associate Professor with the Fashion Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US.

Marilyn Hefferen is a fashion design consultant with over thirty years of industry experience, and formerly Assistant Professor teaching knitwear design and fashion design classes at Drexel University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US.

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