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Knit Fabrics And Their Properties

Virginia Hencken Elsasser

Virginia H. Elsasser, ITAA, ESRAB, is an Associate Professor in the Fashion in the Communication and Fine Arts Department of Centenary College. She has taught courses focusing on textiles, sociology of clothing, design, and retailing. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business (ESRAB). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Textiles : Concepts and Principles

Fairchild Publications, 2010

Book chapter

...Introduction In simplest terms, knitting is the act of interlooping yarn to create fabric, as opposed to weaving, which is the act of interlacing yarns to create fabric. This looping structure contributes to the comfort and easy fit...

Approach to knit

Juliana Sissons

Juliana Sissons is a knitwear designer, educator and freelance pattern cutter with clients including Alexander McQueen, Shelley Fox, Hewitts of Savile Row and the BBC. Her work has also been commissioned by artists including Leigh Bowery, Andrew Logan, Britney Spears and style icon Isabella Blow. Juliana is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles at Nottingham Trent University, and also teaches at Manchester School of Art, the University of Brighton, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Knitwear : An Introduction to Contemporary Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...Knitwear design embellished with Swarovski crystals by Björg Skarphéðinsdóttir.In order to take a fresh look at knitting, and at ideas that are normally taken for granted, we should first understand historically how these techniques came...

Knitted Fabrics

Ingrid Johnson

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Ingrid Johnson is a Full Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Allen C. Cohen

Allen C. Cohen was Professor Emeritus of Textile Science at the Fashion Institute of Technology, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ajoy K. Sarkar

Ajoy Sarkar teaches textile development and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...Objectives To understand why knitted fabrics look and perform the way they do. To recognize various knit structures and their identifying characteristics. To understand how knitted fabrics are produced. To be knowledgeable of the important...

Knitting Methods

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza is an Associate Professor with the Fashion Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marilyn Hefferen

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing a Knitwear Collection : From Inspiration to Finished Garments

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...This chapter explores some of the knitting methods currently used for knitted apparel. Examples of the most commonly used equipment, and some of the newest methods are presented. Beginning with hand knitting, the chapter progresses...

Creating Texture with Pleats, Tucks, Gathers, Ruffles, and Trims

Sharon Czachor

Sharon Czachor is an adjunct instructor in the fashion department of Harper College in Illinois, USA. She has taught construction classes in skirts, blouses, pants, dresses, jackets, as well as classes on flat pattern drafting and draping, introduction to CAD pattern design, stretch knits (sportswear, daywear, and children’s wear), including embellishments. She has also taught at the College of DuPage, Illinois, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Knits already have a texture of their own; some are obvious in the types of fibers that are used, others more subtle, as in a knitted design. Adding fabric manipulation techniques (any technique that changes the surface of the fabric...

The History of Knitwear

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza is an Associate Professor with the Fashion Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marilyn Hefferen

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing a Knitwear Collection : From Inspiration to Finished Garments

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...A working knowledge of fashion history is tantamount to the creative success of a designer. This chapter examines the cycles in knitwear history as they relate to the fashion trends that drove technical advancements. By analyzing...

Construction through pattern and texture

Juliana Sissons

Juliana Sissons is a knitwear designer, educator and freelance pattern cutter with clients including Alexander McQueen, Shelley Fox, Hewitts of Savile Row and the BBC. Her work has also been commissioned by artists including Leigh Bowery, Andrew Logan, Britney Spears and style icon Isabella Blow. Juliana is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles at Nottingham Trent University, and also teaches at Manchester School of Art, the University of Brighton, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Knitwear : An Introduction to Contemporary Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...SIBLING show piece, AW10.Scare Isle Knit Monster polo neck, joggers and gloves knitted in Scotland using Scottish lambswool. Exclusive graphic worked on in-house using designer knit programs. Knit, padded gilet, hand–screen printed...

Home Production

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Clothes are connected to necessity as well as to luxury. The production of them can be viewed the same way. Many clothes have historically been produced at home but in different contexts. Sewing and needlework have been paid work, hobbies...