Course Title: Perform knitting operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: MANU7212C

Course Title: Perform knitting operations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259201

Course Contact Email:julia.raath@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Roahni Osman  Rohani.Osman@rmit.edu.au.

Nominal Hours: 50

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

To successfully undertake this course please  ensure you are concurrently enrolled in     LMTTD4001A    VART 5906C Produce Knitted Textile Samples

Course Description

The unit applies to the preparation, operation, monitoring and adjusting of a commercial knitting machine used in the production of knitted textile products. This unit covers the hands-on skills required to set-up and operate a knitting machine.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2007B Perform knitting operations

Element:

1 Set up and load machine

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Specifications are checked to identify requirements for production.
1.2 Machine settings are checked to meet product requirements.
1.3 Yarns are identified, checked and loaded onto the knitting machine according to manufacturer specifications.
1.4 Non-conforming materials are reported.
1.5 Area around machine is kept clean during setting and loading.

Element:

2 Operate and monitor machine

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Knitting machine is started and stopped according to manufacturer requirements and OHS practices.
2.2 Machine is monitored to ensure correct operation.
2.3 Yarn supply is checked and replaced to ensure continuous flow to machine.
2.4 Waste is sorted.
2.5 Minor product process and machine faults are identified, corrected and reported.
2.6 Major machine faults are reported.

Element:

3 Check product quality

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Product is checked against quality standards.
3.2 Product is assessed for faults and non-conformances.
3.3 Product faults are rectified or reported.

Element:

4 Complete knitting process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Product is unloaded or removed according to manufacturer specifications.
4.2 Product is despatched to next process.
4.3 Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe and productive manner.
4.4 Production records and other documentation are accurately completed.


Learning Outcomes


This Course is workshop and studio based and consists classroom activities and practical workshops. 

You  will undertake a variety of practical based assignments that  will enable you to demonstrate skills and knowledge to:
• check machine settings to meet production requirements
• monitor knitting machine according to defined procedures and methods
• make minor adjustments
• check product against quality standards
• load and unload products according to workplace practices
• complete records accurately and completely
• apply OHS practices in work operations

You will learn to maintain detailed records of many of the processes used and analyse the results of their producttin porcesses

There may be some industry visits, small group exercises, class discussion and demonstrations.




Details of Learning Activities

This Course is a practical Studio /workshop based program. You will be provided with a range of technical tasks that enable you to demonstrate competency in performing knitting operations.


Teaching Schedule

Weeks Starting Feb 8

  
1Overview of Course - Discussion of Course requirements
Studio orientation & OH&S requirements in the Studio
Theory: Knit structure
Prac: Introduction to the knitting machine – setting up the machine, names and functions of machine parts
Technique – e-wrap cast on & closed edge cast off 
                                                                                             
 
Knit 1 Technical File sample with Spec Sheet to be included in Assessment Task 1 – Technical File
Begin work for Research Task to be presented in class next week                                                                                          
2Topic: Shaping fabric – Side edge shaping
Theory: Students present Research Task to class
Prac: Technique – Increasing & decreasing using 2 different methods, multiple stitch shaping                                                                                                                      
Knit 2 Technical File samples with Spec Sheets to be included in Technical file                                                                                                               
 3Topic: Edging on fabrics
Prac: Techniques – Hems (turned up hem, picot hem, mock rib/elastic hem), Stripes
Technical Task 1 –Quiz and Observation checklist

 Knit 3 Technical File samples with Spec Sheets to be included in Technical file

Complete Technical Task 1 –

 Quiz and Observation checklist

 4 Topic: Fixing faults and maintaining machine working order
Prac: Knitting machine maintenance

Topic: Building shape within fabrics
Prac: Techniques – Partial knitting, Alternative cast-on/off method (Latch tool)
 Knit 2 Technical File samples with Spec Sheets to be included in Technical file
 
 5 Topic: Knitting a shaped pattern
Prac: Interpreting a shaped knitting pattern, tension swatch, measurement/stitch conversion
Discuss and begin Technical Task 2 – Knit a garment panel
Demonstration of the linker
 
Begin Technical Task 2 – Knit a garment panel
 6Topic: Knitting a shaped pattern
Prac: Continue with Technical Task 2 from previous week
Review of work for Assessment Task 1 – Technical File
Discuss Assessment Task 2 – Swatch Book
Bring in and discuss Concept Board
 Complete and submit Technical Task 2 – Knit a garment panel for assessment
 7Topic: Fabric patterning & pattern cards
Prac: Techniques – Tuck stitch, Slip stitch, Fair Isle, Punch Lace, Weaving
Interpret Concept Board theme and palette colours into sample swatches
 
 Knit 5 Technical File samples with Spec Sheets to be included in Technical file

Knitted swatches of palette colours
Croquis and knitted trials for Assessment Task 2 – Swatch Book
 8Topic: Hand manipulated techniques
Prac: Techniques – Cables, Open work lace, Ladders
Continue knitting Swatches for Assessment Task 2
 Patterned Swatch Book samples
 9Topic: Creating Fair Isle designs
Prac: Select designs from Pattern card library and punch own card to interpret Concept Board Theme
Continue knitting Swatches for Assessment Task 2
Patterned Swatch book samples and Tech. file samples
 10Continue knitting Swatches for Assessment Task 2Patterned Swatch book samples and Tech file samples
 11 Continue knitting Swatches for Assessment Task 2
Excursion: Knit studio / factory visit
 Patterned Swatch book samples and Tech file samples
 12Topic: Product and fabric design
Prac: Shaping techniques, pattern making, suitability of fabrics
Discuss and begin Assessment Task 3 – Socks
 Submit Assessment Task 2 – Swatch Book for assessment

Croquis, working drawings and knitted trials for Assessment Task 3 – Socks
 13 Continue knitting for Assessment Task 3 Scarf samples.
 14 Continue knitting for Assessment Task 3 Scarf samples.
 15 Continue knitting for Assessment Task 3
Review and complete any knitting for Technical File
 Scarf samples.
 16Complete knitting for Assessment Task 3
Construct and apply finishing to Socks
Complete and collate Assessment Task 1 – Technical File
 Submit Assessment Task 1 – Technical File for assessment

Submit Assessment Task 3 – Socks for assessment
  Marking week 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

1. Knitting technology: a comprehensive handbook and practical guide, Spencer, David J. Edition: 3rd ed., Cambridge, England, 2001
2. Flat knitting technology, Raz, Samuel, Germany, Universal Maschinenfabrik, 1993


References


Other Resources

You will need 

notebooks and pen. 

Folder with plastic sleeves.


Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course you  must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.  

 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
  • maintain records and undertake analysis of production processes


You 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 1 – Quiz and Observation checklist (Perform Knitting Ops.)
Technical Task 2 – Knit a garment panel

(Graded)
Assessment Task 1 – Technical File                                                     35%
Part A – Knitted Samples (Produce Knitted Textile Samples)
Part B – Specification Sheets (Perform Knitting Ops.)
Assessment Task 2 – Swatch Book                                                      30%
Assessment Task 3 – Socks                                                                   35%
 


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

You must wear flat fully covered shoes at all time in the knit studio.

You must tie back long hair. No long necklaces.
 

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