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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- Realistic / Conventional
- 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).
- 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.
- Fabric types
Woven, non-woven, knitted fabrics and netting fabrics, technical fabrics such as Gore-Tex and Gannex.
- 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.
- Use manual knitting techniques
Create handmade knitted fabrics by using traditional handicraft techniques to knit ropes of yarn.
- Maintain equipment
Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.
- Control textile process
Planning and monitoring textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.
- Evaluate textile characteristics
Evaluate textiles and their properties in order to manufacture products in conformity with specifications.
- Cut textiles
Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.
Optional knowledge and skillstextile techniques knitting machine technology textile trends textile industry sell textiles fabrics manufacture knitted textiles create patterns for textile products produce textile designs work in textile manufacturing teams modify textile designs health and safety in the textile industry produce textile samples textile technologies
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