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 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.
- 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.