Research for the Transformable Knit Design Applied by North European Traditional Knit Patterns

북유럽 전통 니트 문양을 활용한 트랜스포머블(Transformable) 니트 디자인 연구

  • Lee, Yejin (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Hanyang University) ;
  • Lee, Younhee (Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, Hanyang University)
  • Received : 2016.01.15
  • Accepted : 2016.01.13
  • Published : 2016.01.31


The objective of the study is to propose diverse knitwear designs by expanding the scope of the use and application of knit fabric. The study looked into diversifying the knitwear designs by using different types of zippers and with the combination of the diversity given by the zipper used in attachable and detachable method and the traditional North European knit patterns. One way of contributing to the diversity of fashion design is to use the zipper, as it can be implemented as an attachable and detachable fastening system. Also, the combination of North European traditional knit patterns with knit fabric can create a new and unique knit styling. The content of the research focuses on the history and definition of North European traditional knitwear based on the analysis of theoretical background, types, and characteristics of the knit patterns. Case studies were observed to show the application of knit patterns. The methods of the study used are preceding research along with research, collection, analysis of data, information from Korean and foreign literature, and Internet websites. During knitwear production, the two types of zippers were used in combination with four traditional Northern European knitwear Aran, Fair Isle, Nordic, and Ropy. The knitting techniques applied in the process were cable fisherman (5GG, SES 124CS) and Tubular Jacquard (3GG, 7GG, SES 122CS) for knitting machinery, and the technique of whole garment for hand knitting.



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