I have recently just come back home after doing a months work placement with a knitwear swatch design company in Nottingham, Cast Creations! While I was there I produced some intarsia garment swatches for them, for both womenswear and menswear. This was a really valuable experience as it showed me what its like to work in a busy, fast-paced studio, and I learnt much more about creating swatches! As well as this, I was also able to consider intarsia edsigns for menswear, which I've never done before, and then produce. I really enjoyed creating the menswear and was actually rather pleased with the outcomes!! Now I'm back home I am beginning to design some more intarsia womenswear swatches for the company, which will hopefully be successful!
I'm going to be looking at argyle patterns for inspiration.. like some of the interesting designs below, by various designers!!