Knitters create textiles or fabric by knitting pieces of yarn. They use traditional techniques to create interlocking loops of yarn which form a uniform piece of fabric. Knitters use different techniques, needles and yarn materials to create knitted materials of diverse proportions.
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- Fabric types
Woven, non-woven, knitted fabrics and netting fabrics, technical fabrics such as Gore-Tex and Gannex.
- Textile materials
Have a good understanding of the properties of different textile materials.
- Textile measurement
Textile measurement units, such as mommes, thread count (the degree of coarseness of a fabric), picks per inch (PPI) and ends per inch (EPI).
- Types of textile fibres
The variety of textile fibres both natural such as wool and hemp and man-made or synthetic fibers.
- Use manual knitting techniques
Create handmade knitted fabrics by using traditional handicraft techniques to knit ropes of yarn.
- Cut textiles
Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.
- Evaluate textile characteristics
Evaluate textiles and their properties in order to manufacture products in conformity with specifications.
- Maintain equipment
Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.
- Use textile technique for hand-made products
Using textile technique to produce hand-made products, such as carpets, tapestry, embroidery, lace, silk screen printing, wearing apparel, etc.
- Control textile process
Plan and monitor textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.
Optional knowledge and skillshealth and safety in the textile industry textile technologies textile techniques textile industry produce textile samples manufacture knitted textiles sell textiles fabrics knitting machine technology modify textile designs textile trends produce textile designs work in textile manufacturing teams create patterns for textile products
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