This course is an introduction to the creative and technical possibilities of the knitting machine. Through the development of knit swatches, the course will cover the following essentials of sweater knit design including graphing, calculating gauge and tension, shaping of a knit body, exploration of a diverse range of knit stitches, professional finishing of a knit garment, and how to select the best yarn to execute your final garment. Students will also develop unique trims and finishes to enhance their designs.
Estimated cost of materials: $200.00
Section 01: This course provides Apparel Design students who have a solid foundation of machine knitting with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of knit structures and techniques and advance their creative ideas for knitwear. Emphasis is placed on experimentation, careful consideration of materials, and research, as ideas about form, color, pattern, texture, drape, and concept are explored. Through the semester, students will bring their experience of knit garment building and shaping, their range of knitting skills and techniques, and their ability to express ideas in knitting to a higher level of resolution that will result in a fully-fashioned garment.
Estimated material cost: $250.00
Must also register for: APPAR 3130/3132
Major requirement, Apparel Design majors only
Registration by Apparel Design Department, course not available via web registration