Course Title: Produce knitted textile samples

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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
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 exercises, class discussion and demonstrations.


Teaching Schedule

 

SessionLearning ActivityAssessment
   
1 Overview of Course - Discussion of Course requirements
Studio orientation & OH&S requirements in the Studio
Theory: Knit structure
Prac: Technique – e-wrap cast on & closed edge cast off

1 Technical file sample, yarn wraps and specs. sheet - to be handed in Week 11
2 Topic: Shaping fabric – Side edge shaping
Theory: methods of side shaping
Technique: Increasing & decreasing using 2 different methods & multiple stitch shaping
Prac: Knit shaped samples by manipulating the fabric edges

 3 Tech. file samples, yarn wraps and specs.sheet to be handed in week 11

 

3

 Topic: Edging on fabrics
Discuss Assessment Task 4 – Concept Board (Part A – from Design class) & Swatch Book (Part B)
Technique: Hems – Turned up hem & picot hem
Technique: Stripes
Prac: Hemmed samples, Stripe samples

 Assessment Task 1: Quiz and Observation checklist

3 Tech. file samples, yarn wraps and specs. sheet to be handed in week 11

Topic: Building shape within fabrics
Technique: Partial knitting or flecharge
Technique: Alternative cast-on/off method – Latch on/off
Prac: Shaped samples & cast-on/off sample
 3 Tech. file samples, yarn wraps and specs to be handed in week 11
5Topic: Assessment Task 2: Knit and link a garment panel – in adult sizing
Technique: Interpreting a shaped knitting pattern
Technique: Tension swatch
 Hand-in Assessment Task 3, Part A
(Generated in Design class)
Assessment Task 3 – Knit a Front panel

2 Tech. file samples, yarn wraps and specs. sheet to be handed in week 11
6 Review of Technical file & Concept Board All courses review week
Topic: Complete Task 2
Technique: Knitting a panel to specified size
Technique: Linking
Prac: Knit Front panel & link neck trim onto panel neckline
 Assessment Task 2– Knit a Front panel
8Topic: Fabric patterning & Pattern cards
Technique: Tuck stitch & Slip stitch & Fair Isle
Discuss Assessment Task 5 – Scarf & head-band
Prac: Knitted samples
 3 Tech. file samples and specs. sheet to be handed in week 11
9 Topic: Fabric patterning & Pattern cards
Technique: Punch Lace & Weaving & Cables & Open work/Lace
Prac: Knitted samples
 Hand-in Assessment Task 2: Front panel

10 Topic: Continue Assessment Task 3, Part B, Swatch BookSwatch book samples
11  Topic: Continue Assessment Task 3, Part B, Swatch BookSwatch book samples
12Topic: Assessment Task 5: Scarf & head-band
Theory: Fabric design
Prac: Knit appropriate samples

Hand-in Assessment Task 3 – Part B
– Swatch book

Hand in Assessment Task 4 – Technical File

Scarf samples

13  Topic: Scarf & head-band
Prac: Knit appropriate samples
 Scarf samples.
14 Topic: Project 3
Prac: Knit Scarf & Headband

 Scarf samples
15 Topic: Project 3
Prac: Knit Scarf & Headband
 Scarf samples
16 Topic: Project 3
Apply Finishing to Scarf & headband

 Finish scarf

Hand in Assessment Task 5 – Scarf & head band


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

Tapestry needles - always

Calculator 

Students will need to purchase their own yarn for assessment Task 5 - Scarf & headband


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

Task 1 - Quiz & Observation checklist

Task 2 - Knit a front panel in adult sizing

Task 3 - Swatch book and concept board

Task 4 - Technical file, containing all viable samples from class exercises. these must be presented on a specifications sheet

Task 5 - Scarf & headband, with associated workbook


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
Scarf & headband


Tech. File, Swatch book,
Scarf & headband
Tech. File, Sample/Swatch book,
Scarf & headband

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 & Observation checklist
Quiz, Tech. File,

Swatch book, Scarf & headband


Tech File, Swatch book,  Front  Panel, Scarf & headband

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

Swatch book, Scarf & headband 


Tech. File
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, Scarf & headband,Swatch book

Scarf & headband and workbook

Tech File, Scarf & headband  workbook

Tech File, Swatch book, Scarf & headband

  

 Total Items: 5

1.  Quiz & Observation checklist,

2.  Front Panel,

3.  Swatchbook and Concept board,

4.  Technical file 

5.  Scarf & headband +   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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