2nd Edition

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza, Marilyn Hefferen and Sonia Rykiel

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FEB 09, 2017
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eBook + Studio 9781501317842
eBook 9781501313837
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Studio 9781501317828

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The Book

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:
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View timelines tracing milestones in knitwear design from the early 20th Century to the present

Table of Contents

A Message from Sonia Rykiel
1. The History of Knitwear
2. Yarn Basics
3. Stitch Fundamentals
4. Knitting Methods
5. Creative Design and the Development Package
6. Developing Sample Garments
7. Computer Aided Design for Knitwear
8. Presentation Trends For Knitwear
Appendix A Document Samples
Appendix B Resources and References

About The Authors

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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