Digital Knitwear Design

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Digital Knitwear Design

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Design, Fashion

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Introduction to Knitwear Design, or equivalent. Unofficial transcript submission required.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The history between computers and textile design goes back to when the first Jacquard Loom machine was invented. In this course, students discover how computers and knitting machines are connected through the exploration of knitwear software and the home knitting machine. By combining these elements and other digital tools (Adobe Photoshop as well as other image editing software), students will be able to execute complex patterns using different colors, working with electronic knitting machines, to gain a better understanding of how the Jacquard process works. Through a series of exercises and lectures, students investigate electronic knitting machine functions and learn how to create and convert patterns on computers using software and load them on knitting machine, calculate and design patterns, and using traditional techniques of trims and garment assembly to make their final capsule collection.

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