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About Vikki Haffenden
Vikki is a specialist in both hand and machine knitted textiles and knitwear design, having developed her skills as a designer in the knitwear industry. This expertise and her academic research into improving the fit of knitwear using industrial digital knitting technology gained her a PhD; one of a rare few that focus on knitting!
Vikki's understanding of how to create texture and surface pattern through knit shines through her writing, and is complimented by her love of colour and knowledge about fibres. Her personal love of knitted textiles is equalled by her professional commitment to sharing her knowledge and skills with others. She has taught Knitted Textile Design at degree level throughout her career, and now lectures at the University of Brighton as well as writing about constructed textiles.
Alongside her expertise in digital knit design and machine knitting, Vikki is an accomplished hand knitter. She firmly believes that both skills can comfortably co-exist and compliment each other, which is the premise of her latest book, 'Translating Between Hand and Machine Knitting'. By addressing both skills in one book, she bridges a noticeable knowledge gap and addresses the problem so many machine knitters face today; the lack of up-to-date books on the subject.
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