Fashion Design A Collection 3 – Spring 2020 – NylonSwatch

Fashion Design A Collection 3 – Spring 2020 – NylonSwatch

November 4, 2019 1 By Bernardo Ryan


So as I was saying in the last video,
there’s this technique that I thought of in my head that I want to try. It’s yarn,
fiber, and stitch development. Because this is a seven gauge machine I wanted
to come up with a way to create volume in a yarn that was too fine to knit on
its own on this machine. But I don’t want to ply it up because that can get really
dense which isn’t good for spring. I don’t know if it’s going to work or look
good but this is part of the process. So one of the techniques that I wanted to
try was to take a really fine yarn. This is like a nylon clear. It’s kind of like
a fish line kind of yarn. It’s so thin and you can’t knit this by itself on a
seven gauge machine. So I was trying to chain link it which is kind of like
crochet. It’s kind of like doing a little crochet hooks. I have a hook and I’m just
doing basically loops and when you do a loop you kind of triple-ply up the yarn
when you do these loops. I wanted to see if I could make basically this chain
link yarn and then knit that because it just kind of bulks it up a little bit
and creates a little bit more volume. But I’m not really loving this and it’s
looking. It’s looking okay actually but it’s it’s taking forever and you barely
get anything linked out of it. It’s a really tiny piece of yarn so that was
the first thing I wanted to try. That’s pretty quick and I think that
that’s a pretty failed technique. So moving on to the next idea I have. The
next thing that I wanted to try with this yarn was to actually knit it first
in a tubular form and then knit that tube. So I was gonna just first try to knit it. Let’s just see how it comes out in like tube form. And when I say tube, I kind of mean like, or chain. This one is a really good example of like of a
chain fiber that’s it’s kind of been linked. You can see the original fiber is
quite thin and it’s kind of like linked or knitted into like a tube to make it a
chunkier yarn. I’m doing two needles on the top edge two needles in the bottom
bed to create a circle so it looks like circular knitting. And then it’s just
gonna create this really thin tube which would hopefully be a thicker fiber than
just this single ply thread. This is really hard to cast on because it’s so
tiny. I’m not sure what’s happening. Okay and then we
just move through. So let’s see. This is interesting. Alright, this is going to take me a little while to create this whole Ooh, I’m actually excited. Ooh, that looks really nice. I’m really excited about this. This is going to take me a little bit of time to knit
enough to make a swatch so I’ll come back at you in like thirty minutes or an
hour. Because I’m really liking this so I think once I have some like a serious
long piece of thread then we can reknit it on the machine. So I’ll see you in a
second. Okay so I’ve gotten my new yarn here that I made that’s a lot thicker
now after knitting it into a thicker fiber basically. And so I’m just going to
take out the thin fiber. This is the fiber that I was using. It’s super thin.
So take it off the machine. I’m gonna put this on. I just need cuz it’s pretty
labor-intensive and time-consuming, I just made this small little ball just to
try. So we’re just gonna knit a jersey stitch. Just a little probably like a
square like this. Just to see how it looks. Just for fun. Okay and, here’s my
finished swatch. It’s really gonna roll a lot but it’s very white. I don’t know if I
like. It’s just kind of white. I was hoping it would be more see-through than
it is. But you don’t know until you try these things. Yeah I have to
think about it. It’s okay but I think and it’s also really labor-intensive because
you obviously knit the yarn first and then you knit the fabric. So it’s not
really realistic when it comes to doing this for a collection. But it was
something I was interested in trying because I end up getting a lot of yarns that are too fine for this machine. But yeah I
don’t think it’s worth trying to ply it up in this way. Just plying it up
like normally is fine where you take you know maybe three combs you take three
one two three and you knit these all at the same time. That is the normal ply up
and that’s fine because then you just stick it in and you just knit it and
there’s no extra work. But the whole knitting the fiber in a tubular form
it’s really labor-intensive and it’s probably not worth it. And this just
visually didn’t come out the way I thought. This is very white and it’s not
like I said it’s not as like see-through or clear as I would have liked it to be
or as I don’t know voluminous. It kind of gets really cramped in there and it
just turns more like a solid white so anyway we’ll keep moving on with
development looking for yarns that are already good the way they are. That they
can just be immediately knit on the machine. It’s better for production
anyway. Thanks for watching. Let me know down below in the comments what you
think of my yarn development. A lot of my development is like this. It’s kind of
technical where I’m either like figuring out a stitch. I might do a stitch next
there’s a stitch that I want to do so I might do that like tomorrow or something
and do a video. Let me know down below how you feel about the development and
if you’re working on any development yourself let me know. And subscribe ๐Ÿ™‚ Bye.