Designing Knitted Textiles guides readers through the fundamental skills of machine knitting, while encouraging them to be creative and experimental. It takes a contemporary approach, exploring the countless possibilities of machine-knitted textiles within multiple fashion contexts.
Part 1 offers a practical introduction to the subject, with step-by-steps and detailed information on tools, stitch types, fibres and techniques. Part 2 covers colour, pattern, texture, structure and embellishment, highlighting a range of designs from traditional styles such as Fair Isle to the most intricate lace or unusual 3D effects. Finally, Part 3 delves into the construction elements needed to create garments and accessories.