Knit Stitches Squared

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2016-11-10
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Ohrn-McDaniel, Linda
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Through the past few years my design scholarship has been focused around the knit stitch. I have looked at the form from different perspectives and been inspired by its shape, form and function in designs. In this dress the aim was to look at how I could use the knit technology of the Stoll knitting machine and the M1Plus software to develop a knitted design with shape and surface appeal that both utilized the stitch as a way to create the garment yet also showed the stitch in the surface design. Through extensive sampling and exploration of the machine and the software the development of the dress took shape with the intent on pushing the knit technology yet developing a file and a garment that could be reproduced.

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