Profession knitter

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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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Textile materials

    Have a good understanding of the properties of different textile materials.

  • Types of textile fibres

    The variety of textile fibres both natural such as wool and hemp and man-made or synthetic fibers.

  • 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).

  • Fabric types

    Woven, non-woven, knitted fabrics and netting fabrics, technical fabrics such as Gore-Tex and Gannex.

Skills

  • Use manual knitting techniques

    Create handmade knitted fabrics by using traditional handicraft techniques to knit ropes of yarn.

  • Evaluate textile characteristics

    Evaluate textiles and their properties in order to manufacture products in conformity with specifications.

  • 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

    Planning and monitoring textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.

  • Cut textiles

    Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.

  • Maintain equipment

    Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.

Optional knowledge and skills

produce textile samples textile techniques create patterns for textile products health and safety in the textile industry textile industry sell textiles fabrics manufacture knitted textiles produce textile designs knitting machine technology textile trends work in textile manufacturing teams textile technologies modify textile designs