This is really part 3 of my fabrication series-within-a-series (you can read part 1 and part 2 at the links), and it’ll also be the last Knitwear Design 101 post of the year at least. Drape, loft and lustre are
Knit and crochet designers have several duties when it comes to fabrication. As well as considering the overall shape and silhouette of a garment, there comes the question of: This post focuses on fibre type and touches on yarn construction;
“Pattern” is a loaded, confusing word. It can serve as a model or aspirational figure – “If you follow the pattern, you’ll get a sweater like the one in the photo” – or, more likely in that situation, a recipe.