Go vest, young man

Spent most of yesterday swatching for vests for a new Broadway production. I love doing the theatrical stuff, it’s really fun to knit for a character as opposed to a fashion plate.

I thought it might be interesting to mention how I create my “swatch renderings” of designs I’m working on. When I work up a design (for theatre or otherwise) I first knit up a swatch, then I create a schematic (measured drawing) of the shape of the garment.



Using photoshop I isolate the specific stitch patterns in the swatch and scale it to the correct size.


I use this scaled stitch pattern to fill in the pertinent spaces in the schematic, creating a pretty good image of what the finished garment will probably look like.

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