Karlijn Woudstra



Karlijn Woudstra

Fashion designer impassioned about redefining knitwear.

Current Location

Paris, FR

Karlijn is available for work

Fashion designer impassioned about redefining knitwear.
Strong skills in research and concept development through draping, sketching and finishing techniques. Excellent skills in all Adobe programs and freehand sketching.Professional in hand knitting, Dubied, Brother, Crochet and linking. Deep understanding of yarn, stitch and gauges.
Experienced in technical files and fittings. Proven ability to succeed in high pressured environments and tight deadlines.

  • Brands Karlijn has worked with
    • Isa Boulder
    • Paco Rabanne
    • Dirk Van Saene & Maison Tricot
  • Karlijn's past titles
    • Knitwear Designer
    • Knitwear Designer
    • Design Assistant Intern
    • Design Assistant Intern
    • Knitwear Designer
    • Graduation Internship
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full-time work

Employment Preference
  • Permanent Positions
  • Freelance Assignments

Head of knitwear design

Isa Boulder

Apr 2023 - Present

• Created new designs by using Procreate as well as 3D draping techniques and toiles.
• Sourced yarns and trims by reaching out to new suppliers.
• Developed new stitches by collaborating directly wit...

Assistant Knitwear Designer

Paco Rabanne

Sep 2022 - Mar 2023

• Proposed new designs, focusing on cut, volume and finish by
using draping techniques and sketching.
• Gathered iconographic and vintage research.
• Supported the senior knitwear designer during fitt...

Design Assistant


Nov 2021 - Apr 2022

• Created new stitches and knitwear samples by using a brother
knitting machine and hand knitting techniques.
• Oversaw the complete technical side of the show pieces by
doing manual pattern calculati...

Design Assistant

Dirk Van Saene & Maison Tricot

Dec 2020 - Jan 2021

Making the knitwear piece for the exhibition: Dirk Van Saene "Stories Of Hope And Dispair"
-Knitwear pattern making and calculation
-Yarn selection
-Constructing the various panels together on the ...

Knitwear Fashion Designer


Aug 2020 - Dec 2021

• Created the experimental knitwear piece for the exhibition:
Dirk Van Saene “Stories Of Hope And Dispair” by using hand-knitting techniques.
• Developed knitwear samples and prototypes by working

  • Draping


  • Tailoring


  • CAD Illustration


  • Knitting


  • knitwear design


  • Machine Knitting


  • Draperies


  • Dressmaking







Work Proficiency



Royal Academy Of Fine Arts Antwerp


Fashion Design

2017 to 2019

ArtEZ University of the Arts

Bachelor's degree

2014 to 2017

ArtEZ University of the Arts

Foundation course

2013 to 2014

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