Basics Fashion Design 06: Knitwear provides the reader with the fundamental skills, knowledge and inspiration to design and create their own innovative knitted textiles. It describes the many varieties of yarn and fibre, their characteristics and behaviour, from the traditional to the contemporary. It explains the relevant machinery and tools, and the types of work that can be produced on each. Basic techniques on domestic machines are discussed, leading to a section on how to create a knitting pattern. Details and trims are also examined, outlining embellishment, buttonholes and fastenings. It offers useful information on various career pathways, including interviews with international designers, each at a different level within the industry and is accompanied by a wide variety of case studies and examples of work taken from contemporary fashion designers.