I know a lot of hand knitting designers who aren’t super confident in their drawing skills despite needing to submit sketches for submissions and the like. WELL. Have I found the resource to solve that particular problem! Knitwear Fashion Design: The Secrets of Drawing Knitted Fabrics and Garments is a reasonably-priced book (i.e. NOT a $100+ fashion school textbook) that covers everything from how to draw different types of stitches (like cables) to how to handle representing different kinds of yarn. Here are some sample interior images:
The information is well-organized and beautifully presented, and if you need some extra inspiration to boost your knitwear drawing skills you might want to give this one a look. There are also a large number of illustrations of classic knitwear pieces—everything from Schiaparelli to Pringle—demonstrating some of the principles from the drawing instructions.
- Knitwear Fashion Design: The Secrets of Drawing Knitted Fabrics and Garments (click title to buy)
- Authors: Maite Lafuente and Charo Mora Solanilla
- Publisher: Promopress (September 26, 2017)
- Flexibound: 160 pages
- ISBN-13: 978-8416851171