Sunday, 9 January 2011

Knitwear Research & Presentation

Below are the research boards I created using Photoshop for our weekly presentations on Knitwear. The majority of images are primary (ones which I photographed myself). This part of the module helped improve my self confidence as we had to present our boards to the class each week and the research was very interesting as I discovered new designers and was able to recognise different knitting techniques being used on the high street. 

1.Huge variety of yarns available in Leeds market.
2. Multi yarn jumper by James Long for ASOS.
3. Cardigan by Maxmara 100% silk, £350. 
4. Mohair - a lightweight and warm fibre spun from the fleece of the Angora goat. 
5. Knitted vest made from Bamboo yarn. 
 6. Missoni dress made from metallic metallic fibres combined with merino wool. 
7. Handbag made from Jute,a long, soft and shiny vegetable fibre which is eco-friendly.
8. Hiker socks in Millets made from merino wool and stretch nylon.
9. Polar bear patterned scarf from Accessorize which uses Angora.
 10. 100% cashmere dress by Allude S/S10 - an authentic, luxurious cashmere company. 
11. Innovative/novelty yarns produced by plying 2 different yarns together. 'Boucle' yarns.

1. Balenciaga A/W 08 Raglan shaping.
 2. Flared cape by Dulcie Wanless with godet shaping. 
3. Emilio Pucci's patchwork style construction. 
4. Knitted hoody by Miss Selfridge with lots of separate sections to it.
5. Sketch of the different blocks which make up the previous hoody. 
6. Poncho from Chloe S/S10 - traditionally a simple rectangular piece of fabric with a slit in the centre for the head.
7. Asymmetric jumper by WAREHOUSE.  
8.  Cardigan with ASOS which has beautiful drape but has a simple rectangular block construction. 
9. Jumper from H&M with a cross over draped front created by two rectangular sections. 
10. Knitwear by Mark Fast with extraordinary shaping to create innovative designs.

1. Cardigan by Surface to Air with set-in sleeves, the simplest and most common form of sleeve. 
2. Jumper by Whistles A/W 10/11 with raglan sleeves. 
3. Saddle shoulder sleeve. 
4. Jumper from Primark with a gathered shoulder sleeve. 
5. Jumper by MCQ with dolman sleeves. 
6. Jumper by Amanda Wakely with raglan sleeves, exaggerated with a draped and ruched overlay for elegant detail. 
7. Cardigan by Karen Millen with oversized batwing sleeves.
8. Celtic cap sleeve dress by Alexander McQueen, 52% wool, 48% silk, £1, 590.
9. Knitted dress by D&G A/W11/12 with dramatic flouncy balloon sleeves.

1. Jumper by Something Else with strapping trim. 
2. Cardigan by TwentyeightTwelve, finished with a gimp thread which makes an ornamental trim. 
3. Stella McCartney cashmere jumper with a cotton-twill trim in the form of cuffs.  
4. Cardigan by Diane von Furstenber with a leather trim around the collar edge and zip front. 
5. Men's cardigan from Zara with contrasting bias binding trim. 
6. Jumper from Jane Norman with a knitted lace /crochet style trim. 
7. Cardigan by Silence & Noise with a knitted scallop trim. 
8. Cardigan by JJ Park for ASOS with beautiful folded ribbon trim detail. 
9. Lambswool coat by Julien MacDonald A/W10 with oversized trims included oversized ribbed collar, fur-trimmed hood and suede trims on zip fastenings and pockets.

1. Fairisle jumper from 1890, hand knitted on the island of Fair Isle.  Traditional colours and patterns.
2. Fairisle poncho by Alexander McQueen A/W 05.
3. Fairisle cardigan River Island A/W 10.
4. Small-scale fairisle jumper by Warehouse, floats which are normally on the inside are on the outside as a design feature.
5. Fairisle patterns created on Microsoft Excel.Demonstrates how a change in colour can change perception of pattern.
6. Jumper by Warehouse with birdseye jacquard pattern.
7. Jumper by River Island with birseye jacquard heart pattern.
8. Blanket stlye cardigan from ASOS with ladder back jacquard.
9. Knitted leggings by ASOS with small-scale fairisle pattern.

1. Shetland lace mourning scarf. Hand knitted from pure Shetland wool.
2. Modern interpretation of the lace scarf by Monsoon, fashion accessory with repeated eyelet and ladder patterns.
3. Fine knit top with transparent cobweb appearance  from Topshop.
4. Design by Sue Enticknap. Large eyelets create a crocheted look.
5. Mark Fast S/S10. Large ladders create a sexy see through design.
6. Large-scale cable knitted jumper with foil print embellishment by Pamela Leung.
7. River Island cable and ladder mix jumper.
8. Different cable knit patterns such as twist, plait, rope and interlocking diamonds.
9. Intricate cable design by Sue Enticknap.
10. Knitte dress from the emotional sculpture collection by Johan Ku.  Made in raw wool and knitted using fingers and giant needles to create cable patterns.

1. D&G A/W 10
2. Julien MacDonald A/W 09
3. Allude S/S 11
4. Mark Fast A/W 10
5. Missoni A/W 10
6. Amanda Wakeley A/W 10
7. Michael Kors A/W 10
8. Maxmara A/W 10
9. Marc Jacobs A/W 10
10. D&G A/W 10


  1. Love the looks !!!


  2. I LOVE knitwear! Your boards look great!