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Designing Knitted Textiles

Machine Knitting for Fashion

Florence Spurling


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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, fibers and techniques. Part 2 covers color, 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.

Praise for Designing Knitted Textiles from academic reviewers:

'Perfect for beginners' knitwear course, to get a rounded understanding of the machine and capabilities'. – GEMMA MARSH, SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

'It covers a wide range of single bed machine knitting techniques and includes inspirational images of knitted samples and garments. The book features technical information explaining how to knit many of the stitches, with clear diagrams and useful tips and hints. I will be recommending this book to all levels, as it has something to offer even the more experienced final year student'. DR VIKKI HAFFENDEN – UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

'This is a very clear a concise approach to machine knitting and design'. JOSEPH PESCATORE – NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

'The book is beautifully written with a lot of excellent illustrations. The pictures of knitted designs are inspiring and relevant to contemporary fashion. An overall excellent book'. NICOLAS CHAMPROUX – HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

'This book has great illustrations and clear, easy-to-read text. There is a wide breadth of knowledge and a variety of techniques represented, and the tips are succinct and helpful. Equally appreciated are the many sources of knitwear inspiration'.

Laurence King Publishing, 9781786276537, 200pp.

Publication Date: August 24, 2021

About the Author

Florence Spurling is a British textile designer based in New York, where she runs her own design studio. Florence specializes in knitted textiles, embroidery and embellishment. She has a Masters from the Royal College of Art, London, and has taught at various institutions including Parsons and Pratt in New York.