Course Title: Knit Pattern Specifications

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Knit Pattern Specifications

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9248

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 513.03.01

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will learn the importance of detailed specification packs which allow detailed information to be successfully communicated between design and local/off shore manufacturing and production processes . You will develop a wide range of skills in this area including how garments are sized. This information will be used to grade a range of patterns in different sizes without compromising the fit and proportion of the garment. 



Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

1. Apply and creatively adapt a body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills in fashion design and technology to your practice or future study
4. Communicate effectively and collaboratively in a team environment relevant to fashion practice
5. Identify, analyse and reflect on fashion technology in a local and/or global context
7. Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in your own work and working as part of a team

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

• Analyse and apply your knowledge of knit machine requirements and grade rules to patterns and fully fashioned knit garments
• Identify garment features or fabric characteristics that may affect the grading process
• Produce accurate specifications used to communicate production requirements for garment manufacture
• Identify and use different types of specification sheets in a range of contexts
• Investigate, analyse and communicate the accurate specifications of a garment design to ensure that production achieves the design brief.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of class activities such as practical activities, group and class discussion, group activities/projects as well as online and self-directed learning.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

You will have access to a computer and patternmaking studios.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Michelle Matheson (Brunswick)

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment of this course will cover practical components of grading and the theoretical and practical requirements of developing specification reports. Assessment may include industry projects and practical assessment tasks based on an industry relevant design brief requirement.

Ongoing feedback will be provided to enable you to monitor your own performance including detailed feedback on assessed tasks.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced under ’Assessment’ at:

A Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more: