Course Title: Produce knitted textile samples

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5906C

Course Title: Produce knitted textile samples

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Pat Jones

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259159

Course Contact Email:pat.jones@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Lavena Coughlin  +61 3 99259127         lavena.coughlin@rmit.edu.au

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

Students will undertake colour and design Projects which will be applied into this practical /studio based course.

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to perform knitting techniques to enable students produce knitted samples.

This unit covers both the theory of knit structure and the hands-on skills required to set-up and operate  a knitting machine.

Students will produce a range of samples suitable for use in commercial applications(fashion & homewares) as well as developing samples for the studio -based knit textile marketplace.

Students will also undertake research into current trends in the commercial knit textiles industry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4001A Produce knitted textile samples

Element:

1 Interpret production requirements
2 Produce knitted design sample
3 Check quality of sample
4 Complete production process

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
2.1 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
3.1 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
4.1 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 Studio based course will allow students to undertake a variety of projects and assessment tasks that will enable them to demonstrate skills and knowledge in the following;

• analyse design specifications and interpret production requirements
• identify and address faults
• make minor adjustments to equipment
• produce knitted samples according to design specifications
• monitor own work and conduct quality check of samples outcome


Details of Learning Activities

This Course is workshop  and studio based. Students will undetake a variety of practical based assignments  that involve using machinery and equipment safely to develop a range of samples .

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


Teaching Schedule

 

SessionLearning ActivityAssessment
   
1 Overview:
Discussion of course and requirements, familiarization on knitting machines, yarn and equipment.

Occupational Health & Safety requirements in the studio

Techniques: Casting on & off
• E-wrap cast-on
• Closed edge cast-off
1 Technical Workbook sample, yarns wraps and technical data.

2 Techniques:
Decreasing & Increasing
• On the edge
• Fully fashioned
• Multiple stitch
 3 Technical Workbook samples, yarns wraps and technical dataKnit 3 samples, to be handed in Week 12
3

 Techniques: Maintenance and Troubleshooting
• Cleaning the knitting machine
• Changing needles
• Repairing production faults (pick-up stitches & un-do rows)
• Latch (chain) cast-on & off

Overview Project 2 – Concept Board/Sample Book

 2 Technical Workbook samples, yarns wraps and technical data
Quiz:
- OH&S
- Tool/yarn identification & use
 Techniques: Hems
• Turned up hem
• Picot hem

 2 Technical Workbook samples, yarns wraps and technical data
5 Techniques: Partial Knitting
• Stripes
• Neckline
 3 Technical Workbook samples, yarns wraps and technical data
6 Project 1: Knit and link a garment panel from a pattern provided in class 1 Technical workbook sample, yarn wraps and technical data
 Linking: Project 1 cont.

Present Concept Board in Class.

Project 2: Develop a collection of knitted fabrics to present in a swatch book.

Techniques:
• Tuck Stitch
• Slip Stitch
• Fair Isle

Concept board needed from design/CAD with colour palette from colour class
 Sample book containing a collection of 5 or more knitted fabrics.

Other samples, yarn wraps, and technical data in Technical Workbook.

Visual Diary research
8 Project 1 Due Date
Project 2 cont.

Techniques:
• Weave
• Punch Lace
• Tuck/Slip in Colors

Overview: Project 3
 Project 1 – Garment Panel - Due Date
Sample book containing a collection of 5 or more knitted fabrics.

Other samples, yarn wraps, and technical data in Technical Workbook.

Visual Diary research.
9 Project 2 cont.

Techniques:
• Yarns
• Stripes/Cables
• Punch own pattern card
 Swatch book containing a collection of 5 or more knitted fabrics.

Other samples, yarn wraps, and technical data in Technical Workbook.

Visual Diary research.

sample
10 Final date for sourcing own yarn for Project 3.
Project 2 cont.

• Independent sampling
 Swatch book containing a collection of 5 or more knitted fabrics.

Other samples, yarn wraps, and technical data in Technical Workbook.

Visual Diary research.
11  Sample Book due date. Present in class with concept board.

Begin Project 3: Design and knit a sample garment

• Knit tension swatch
• Prepare garment pattern in cm
Project 2 - Sample Book - Due Date.
Garment pattern in cm. Tension Swatch and technical data in Technical Workbook.

Visual Diary research.
sample
12Project 3: Design and knit a sample garment

• Convert pattern to stitches & rows

Knitting pattern in stitches and rows (diagram or graph pattern).

Technical Data sheet correctly completed

Technical Workbook: Due Date

13  Project 3: Design and knit a sample garment

• Knitting garment panels
 Knitted and linked garment sample.

Technical data in Technical Workbook.
14 Project 3: Design and knit a sample garment

• Knitting garment panels


 Knitted and linked garment sample.

Technical data in Technical Workbook.
15 Project 3: Design and knit a sample garment

• Knitting garment panels
 Knitted and linked garment sample.

Technical data in Technical Workbook.
16 Project 3: Design and knit a sample garment

• Knitting garment panels
• Linking garment sample
 Knitted and linked garment sample.

Technical data in Technical Workbook.
17 Project 3: Design and knit a sample garment

• Linking garment sample

 Knitted and linked garment sample.

Technical data in Technical Workbook
18 Present Final Project in class Project 3 – Sample garment and workbook - Due Date
Class presentation of finished garment with background work: concept board, swatch book, technical workbook and visual diary.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

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


Other Resources

Students will need to bring to class the following items:

Writing materials - always

Tape measure - for Project 3

Tapestry needles - always

Calculator - for Project 3

Students will need to purchase their own yarn for Project 3 - Sample garment


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
  • maintian 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 workbook - containing all viable samples from Class exercises. These must be presented on a specifications sheet

Quiz  - OH&S,  tool and yarn identification

Project 1 - Garment panel

Project 2 - Sample/swatch book (In conjunction with Concept board from Design class)

Project 3 - sample garment and associated workbook

Technical data sheet

Projects and exercises will be fully detailed in class handouts


Assessment Matrix

ElementsPerformance Criteria                                                                                              Method of Assessment                         
1. Interpret production requirements



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

Tech. File, Sample/Swatch book
Sample garment

Tech. File, Sample/Swatch book,
Sample garment

Tech. File, Sample/Swatch book,
Sample garment
2. Produce knitted design sample

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

 Quiz

Quiz, Tech. File, Sample/Swatch book, Sample garment

Tech File, Garment Panel

Tech File, Sample/Swatch book, Sample garment, Garment Panel

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
Sample /Swatch book, Sample garment

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

Tech File, Sample garment workbook

Tech File, Sample garment
   Total Items: 6
Tech File, Quiz x 1, Garment Panel, Data sheet, Swatch/Sample book, Sample Garment + workbook

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. When operating knit machines long hair must be tied back 

and jewellery that could be caught in machines, such as necklaces, must  be removed.

 No food and drink to be brought into workshops and students at this level must ALWAYS work under supervision.

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