KNITWEAR DESIGN WORKSHOP
From the initial spark of inspiration to the sewing of the last seam, Shirley Paden guides knitters through the knitwear design process in the new Knitwear Design Workshop. Based on successful workshops Paden teaches to the fashion industry in New York, Knitwear Design Workshop finally gives knitters the foundation to take their own knitwear designs to the next level with confidence. A prolific knitwear designer, Shirley Paden’s impressive work serves as a concrete example to identify the right yarn for particular garment design and pattern stitches, and to knit a perfect fit. Instructions for five new projects designed by Paden will further demonstrate how the techniques learned can translate into one-of-a-kind garments. Knitters will learn to design double-tapered, single-tapered, and reverse-tapered garments with sleeves or sleeves caps that fit, and to use a stitch pattern that achieves the perfect look. Knitters wanting to gain design knowledge to create their own impressive pieces will find that Paden is the ultimate authority. Knitters of all experience levels know that “getting the fit right” is often the major factor in whether or not a finished garment ends up the way it was intended. With Paden’s help, knitters will gain a clearer understanding of commercial pattern instructions, improve their attention to detail with a meaningful test swatch, and acquire a stronger knowledge of proper body or garment measurements.Knitwear Design Studio is for all knitters who want to go beyond commercial pattern instructions, whether it’s modifying those instructions for a garment that fits them perfectly, designing their own traditional knitwear, or creating stunning works of wearable art. This priceless information is a gem for any knitter’s library.