The knitwear ace designs fashion and accessories for the company Isobel and Cleo.

Chicago-born Charlotte Hess may be one of the most educated knitwear designers around. She holds two undergrad degrees, from Grinnell College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, plus a master’s of design and textiles from Scotland’s Glasgow School of Art. In between, she interned for two years in New Zealand.

She chose her niche wisely. “Specializing in knitwear made it a lot easier for me to get positions,” says the designer. “I don’t think a lot of people know how to knit, and even fewer know how to machine knit.” read more...

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