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Knitwear: Casting On Around the World

Rebecca Schuiling

Teaching Specialist, Apparel & Textile Design, Michigan State University, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson plan

...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? This course will provide insights into knitwear through the lenses of sociology, cultural studies, and visual and material cultures. The lessons highlight knitwear in various parts of the world...

Icelandic Knitted Apparel

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Iceland’s culture and traditions share the simultaneous influences of a vibrant trade and transport industry and the geographic and anthropological isolation of an island people. Norwegian agrarian seafaring peoples originally colonized...

Fabrics and Cutting

Jaeil Lee

Jaeil Lee is a Professor and Director of Clothing and Textiles Program in the Department of Family and Consumer Science at Seattle Pacific University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Camille Steen

Camille Steen is Technical Designer Manager at Ex Officio LLC, USA, a leading maker of travel apparel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Technical Sourcebook for Apparel Designers

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Identify the structure of fabricDescribe the differences and similarities between wovens and knitsDemonstrate the differences in cutting instructions based on fabrics and patternsIdentify...

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...

Stitching Knits with an Overlock Machine and Coverstitch Machine

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

...An overlock machine, also referred to as a serger, cuts off the edges of the seam allowances at the same time it passes threads that interlock over the edges, creating a finished seam. The number and variety of stitches that an overlock...

A Louse in court: Norwegian knitted sweaters with ‘lus’ on big-time criminals

Fashion Crimes : Dressing for Deviance

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Early one morning in 2008 I was sitting in make-up for a Norwegian morning television show and felt the trained hands of the make-up artist smooth out my face with paint. It wasn’t the first time I’d been there. With a population of 5...
...Footage Referenced Hussein Chalayan, Spring/Summer 1998 Alexander McQueen, Spring/Summer 2000Introduction Hussein Chalayan’s spring/summer 1998 “Between” show (otherwise known as “Arab Nudes”) was a defining show for the Turkish-Cypriot...
...Footage Referenced Hussein Chalayan, Autumn/Winter 1998 Hussein Chalayan, Spring/Summer 1998Introduction Hussein Chalayan’s autumn/winter 1998 show “Panoramic” was inspired by philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s quote “Whereof we cannot speak...

Drafting the Hip and Top Foundations

Julie Cole

Julie Cole has taught at William Rainey Harper College, International Academy of Design and Technology and Mount Mary College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Having a set of knit slopers is the starting point for drafting patterns for individual designs. Since knit fabric stretches to fit the body shape, slopers for woven fabric that incorporate ease, darts, and fitting lines are not appropriate...

Stretch Terms and Jargon

Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2008

Book chapter

...Objective Because of the former segmentation of the garment industry, into eveningwear, knitwear, and swimwear, the stretch industry has its own terminology and jargon. The stretch designer and patternmaker must understand the specific...