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
Paperback 9781501313820
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Studio 9781501317828

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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

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

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