Course Title: Perform knitting operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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

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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


1 Set up and load machine

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


2 Operate and monitor machine

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 OH&S practices
2.4 Knitting techniques and outcomes are monitored throughout to identify production faults


3 Check product quality

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


4 Complete knitting 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

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 delivered in a simulated industry environment.

You will undertake a variety of practical based assignments that involve using yarns, hand tools, machinery and equipment in a safe manner, to develop a range of samples .
You will learn to maintain detailed records of many of the processes used

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

Teaching Schedule

  This  course is delivered concurrently with MANU7212C Perform Knitting Operations

Please refer to the week by week teaching schedule published in the course guide  MANU7212C Perform Knitting Operations

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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

You will need to bring to class the following items:
Workbook/plastic pocket folder for sample collection and recording, and writing materials to every session

Tape measure

Tapestry needles - always


You  will need to purchase your  own yarn for assessment Task 3

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

 Competent  / Not Yet Competent

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


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 – Sample Product                            35%                       

Assessment Matrix

Elements                                          Assessment                                                                                                           

1. Interpret production requirements

Tech. File,Sample/Swatch book
Sample product Tech. File, Swatch book,
Sample product , Tech. File, Sample/Swatch book,
Sample product

2. Produce knitted design sample


Quiz & Observation Checklist
Swatch book, product

3. Check quality of sample

Swatch book, Sample product Tech. File
Swatch book

4. Complete production process

Tech File and Swatch book

Sample product and workbook


Tech File and Sample product workbook

Tech File, Swatch book & product

Other Information

This course is delivered in a simulated industry environment.         

While students are working in studios or workshops they are expected to adhere to  all OH&S policies and procedures.

  • Flat fully covered shoes must be worn at all times.
  •  Long hair must be tied back at all times  when  in the knit studio 
  • Jewellery that could be caught in machines, such as necklaces and earrings, must  be removed.
  •  No food and drink to be brought into workshops 
  • Students at this level must ALWAYS work under supervision.

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