Eilidh Forsyth is a Scottish Knitwear designer and researcher. ‘Having little emotional connection to our clothing as our shape fluctuates often results in negative emotions associated with a garment, and premature disposal of said pieces.’ This investigation focuses on developing an adaptable research methodology and valuable prototypes for emotional durability through knitwear. Designing for the fluctuating female form, an issue identified through audience and practice-based research, I have created prototypes that encourage the wearer to engage with the garment as they dress. Garments are knitted in Scottish cashmere as one piece on a 14g Shima Seiki knitting machine and finished by hand. Through the MA, I have gained skills in Shima Seiki programming and technical knitwear production. I now aim to pursue a career in knitwear design, product development or research. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the project, or if you are interested in collaboration, please contact me.