Course Title: Produce knitted textile samples

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART5906C

Course Title: Produce knitted textile samples

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4218 - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:peter.bonnell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rohani Osman rohani.osman@rmit.edu.au       Office: 511.1.01      Ph:  +61 3 99259130

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to perform knitting techniques to enable students produce knitted samples.

This course is delivered concurrently with MANU 7212C Perform Knitting Operations.

 

(Part time students are advised to be undertaking or to have completed VART 5905C Analyse the use of Colour in Textiles, VART 5904C Assist in the Development of Textile Designs prior to enrolling in this course)


 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4001A Produce knitted textile samples

Element:

3. Check quality of sample

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Completed sample is checked against design specifications and pattern to ensure quality standards are met
3.2 Knit faults and production problems are identified and causes determined
3.3 Knitting process, technique and materials used are analysed to determine necessary modifications to knitting techniques, processes or patterns
 

Element:

1. Interpret production requirements
 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Pattern requirements are analysed and design specifications discussed with appropriate personnel to confirm production requirements
1.2 Desired effects of knitting are identified and appropriate knitting structure and technique selected to match required outcome
1.3 Materials and yarns, quantities and knitting techniques are selected according to design requirements
 

Element:

2. Produce knitted design sample
 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work
2.2 Yarns to be knitted are checked against quality standards
2.3 Knitting techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OHS practices
2.4 Knitting techniques and outcomes are monitored throughout to identify production faults
 

Element:

4. Complete production process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Knit faults and production problems are rectified or sample is reproduced according to modifications
4.2 Knitted sample is finished according to design specifications
4.3 Modifications and processes are documented
4.4 Outcomes are examined with appropriate personnel and possible modifications to design are discussed and documented
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
 


Details of Learning Activities

This course is delivered in a studio / workshop that simulate industry working environments.

A range of learning activities and tasks have been designed to allow students to demonstrate competency.
Please note - not all learning activities are assessment tasks, participants will be advised well in advance if an assessment is taking place


Teaching Schedule

 

Session 1
 
Overview of Course - Discussion of Course requirements
Studio orientation & OH&S requirements in the Studio
Theory: Introduction to Knit structure
Prac: Introduction to the knitting machine – setting up the machine, names and functions of machine parts
Techniques – e-wrap cast on & closed edge cast off
Tension stripe
Coloured stripe
 
Session 2
 
Topic: Shaping fabric – Side edge shaping
Prac: Technique – Increasing & decreasing on the edge
Increasing & decreasing full fashioned
multiple stitch shaping
Session 3Topic: Edging on fabrics
Prac: Techniques – Hems; turned up hem
picot hem
mock rib/elastic hem
Technical Task  – Quiz and Observation checklist
Session 4Topic: Building shape within fabrics
Prac: Techniques – Partial knitting
 
Session 5Topic: Knitting a shaped pattern
Prac: Interpreting a shaped knitting pattern, tension swatch, measurement/stitch conversion

Discuss and begin  Knitting a garment panel
 

Session 6
 

Topic: Knitting a shaped pattern
Prac: Continue with Knitting a garment panel

Review of work for Assessment Task 1 – Technical File
Discuss Assessment Task 2 – Swatch Book
Bring in and discuss Mood Board

Session 7

Topic: Fabric patterning & pattern cards
Prac: Techniques –
Slip stitch
Fair Isle
Tuck stitch 
Interpret Mood Board theme and palette colours into sample swatches
 

 SEMESTER BREAK 2nd-8th April
Session 8
 

Topic: Hand manipulated techniques
Prac: Techniques – Manual tuck
Cables
Pointelle/Open work lace
Ladders
Continue knitting Swatches for Assessment Task 2
 

Session 9Topic: Creating Fair Isle designs
Prac: Select designs from Pattern card library and punch own card to interpret Mood Board Theme
Continue knitting Swatches for Assessment Task 2
 
Session 10
 

Continue knitting Swatches for Assessment Task 2
 

 Session 11

Continue knitting Swatches for Assessment Task 2

Session 12Hand in Assessment Task 1 – Technical File
Hand in Assessment Task 2 – Swatch book


Topic: Product and fabric design
Prac: Shaping techniques, pattern making, suitability of yarns and fabrics

Discuss and begin Assessment Task 3 – Accessories
 

Session 13

Continue knitting for Assessment Task 3
 

Session 14Continue knitting for Assessment Task 3
 
Session 15Complete any knitting for final assessment, knitting process, technique and materials used are analysed to determine necessary modifications to knitting techniques, processes or patterns, compile tech file, apply finishing, complete required documentation and housekeeping.
Hand in Assessment Task 3 - Accessories

 
Session 16

Feedback and housekeeping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Please note this schedule is subject to change


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

  Knitwear - Juliana Sissons

Machine Knitting – Injoo Kim & Ruth Burbank

The Art of Knitting – Francoise Tellier-Loumagne

Knitwear in Fashion – Sandy Black

Belgian Fashion Design – Luc Derycke & Sandra Van De Veire

A History of Hand-Knitting – Richard Rutt

An illustrated Handbook of Machine Knitting - Janet Nabney

The Machine Knitting book - John Allen


Other Resources

Students must bring the following to every knit class:

Tapestry/Knitters darning needle, scissors, masking tape, tape measure, safety pins, pen, 2B pencil


Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency. Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:

  • undertaking OHS checklists
  • identify appropriate materials and equipment to use to knit samples
  • maintain a technical file / work book to document processes and techniques
  • create knitted samples
  • use colour and design principals and elements to interpret a Theme
  • maintain records and undertake analysis of production processes

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Assessment Tasks

Technical Task  - Quiz and Observation checklist  Completed during class in  Week 3

Detailed Assessment requirements will be provided in class with each assessment task.
These submission items and tasks for this course will be assessed as:

CA - Competency Achieved
NYC - Not yet Competent
 

 

Assessment Task 1 – Technical File 35%   Due Week 12

Assessment Task 2 – Swatch Book 35%   Due Week 12

Assessment Task 3 – Accessories 30%   Due Week 15

Detailed Assessment requirements will be provided in class with each assessment task.
Submission items and tasks for this course will be assessed as:
CHD, CDI, CC, CAG or NYC

 

Competency must be achieved to pass all the above tasks.


Assessment Matrix

<thead> <th scope="col">ELEMENT</th> <th scope="col">PERFORMANCE CRITERIA</th> <th scope="col">QUIZ</th> <th scope="col">TECH. FILE</th> <th scope="col">SWATCH BOOK</th> <th scope="col">ACCESSORIES</th> </thead>
1 Interpret production requirements1.1 Pattern requirements are analysed and design specifications discussed with appropriate personnel to confirm production requirements
1.2 Desired effects of knitting are identified and appropriate knitting structure and technique selected to match required outcome
1.3 Materials and yarns, quantities and knitting techniques are selected according to design requirements
 
 XXX
2 Produce knitted design sample2.1 Workstation, tools and equipment are set up according to specifications for work
2.2 Yarns to be knitted are checked against quality standards
2.3 Knitting techniques are undertaken to meet design specifications for sample and according to OHS practices
2.4 Knitting techniques and outcomes are monitored throughout to identify production faults
 
XXXX
3 Check quality of sample3.1 Completed sample is checked against design specifications and pattern to ensure quality standards are met
3.2 Knit faults and production problems are identified and causes determined
3.3 Knitting process, technique and materials used are analysed to determine necessary modifications to knitting techniques, processes or patterns
 
 XXX
4 Complete production process4.1 Knit faults and production problems are rectified or sample is reproduced according to modifications
4.2 Knitted sample is finished according to design specifications
4.3 Modifications and processes are documented
4.4 Outcomes are examined with appropriate personnel and possible modifications to design are discussed and documented
 
 XXX

Other Information

Late Submission of Assessment Work Penalties

A deduction of 5% per day on your final mark will be made for assessable work handed in or due for presentation, up to a period of 7 days beyond the due by date (including weekends and holiday periods).

Partial or incomplete work handed in after the due by date will result in the entire final assessable work being downgraded using the 5% penalty per day rule.
Work that is handed in for assessment after day 7 without an approved Extension of Time Application, University Special Consideration or Disability Liaison Unit – “Equitable Assessment Form” in place will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark.
 

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