I took the machine knitting class in the winter session at RISD. It was a intense five-week class to learn a normaly nine week content.
At the beginning of the class, we got to choose a subject for the theme of our project, which I chose to be, the decaying of flower. I made samples as a way to explore the technique of the knitting machine, also as a way to develop the color and structure of the final project fit into my inspiration board.
As the final project, I made a garment out of lace-pattern-like pieces. Made on machine with the application of hold button.
The back side of the garment was one coherent piece. Predesigned and knitted without stop in middle.
On body. Because the original piece was built on a size 8 model stand, the final fitting was relatively loose.
Details with model posing.
Making process. Trying out different combination.
Below are some samples made for weekly assignments.
Landscape stripes with ladders and eyelets.
Punchcard inspired by dropping petals.
Hold-button pockets and variation of vertical transfer.
Some samples based on the inspiration board to explore color and pattern combination.