I used patterns and shapes to develop through my research to sampling. I contrasted colours together and used punchcards on the knitting machines to translate into knit.
I used various techniques to produce this final vest sample. I combined yarns to create a pastel colour palette that catches each colour in different light sources. I made the central panel a main focus of the design and feel it works extremely well, creating a focal point and 3D raised surface.
I used mercerized cottons and wavy loop mohair to create this textural final sample piece for my 1930’s inspired vest collection. I liked the colour proportions i used as they complimented the lights, brights, dark and neutrals theory.
I composed this final knit sample through development work through my sketchbook. I like the strong linear shapes the knitting machines had and also looking directly at knitwear i used the stitches to develop the triangles. Overall i think this composition works very well and the dark blue mohair stands out extremely well against the other two colours.
I wanted my designs to be reversible so the wearer could enjoy both sides with different visual and textural effects on each. I layered up the vest and created interesting volume by hooking each layer only partially up to create unusual shapes and linear patterns.