Course Title: Produce knitted textile samples

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

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

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

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:

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


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 yarns, hand tools, machinery and equipment in a safe manner, to develop a range of samples .

Students 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

 

SessionLearning ActivityAssessment
   
1Overview 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
Knit 1 Technical file sample with Specs Sheet to be handed in Week 12 in Tech. file, part of Assessment Task 1
2Topic: 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 
Knit 3 Tech. file samples with Specs Sheet to be handed in week 12 in Tech. file, part of Assessment Task 1
3

Technical Task 1: Quiz and Observation checklist
Topic: Edging on fabrics
Technique: Hems – Turned up hem & picot hem
Technique: Stripes
Prac: Hemmed samples, Stripe samples

Technical Task 1: Quiz and Observation checklist

Knit 3 Tech. file samples with Specs Sheet to be handed in week 12 in Tech. file, part of Assessment Task 1
Topic: Building shape within fabrics
Technique: Partial knitting or flecharge
Technique: Alternative cast-on/off method – Latch on/off
Prac: Shaped samples & Latch cast-on/off sample
Knit 3 Tech. file samples with Specs Sheet to be handed in week 12 in Tech. file, part of Assessment Task 1
5Topic: Technical Task 2: Knit a garment panel – in adult sizing
Technique: Interpreting a shaped knitting pattern
Prac: Knitting a shaped pattern
Technical Task 2 – Knit a Front panel
6Topic: Technical Task 2 - Complete Front panel
Technique: Continue with Knitted Panel from previous week
Prac: Knit Front panel
Review of Technical file
Discuss Concept Board Palette colours
Technical Task 2– Knit a Front panel
Topic: Fabric patterning & Pattern cards
Technique: Tuck stitch & Slip stitch & Fair Isle & Punch Lace
Interpret Palette colours into Sample swatches
Discuss Assessment Task 3 – Knit a Scarf
Prac: Knitted sample ‘scarf’
Knit 1 large Tech. file sample and Specs Sheet to be handed in week 12 in Tech. file
8

Discuss Assessment Task 2– Concept Board (from Design class) & Swatch Book
Topic: Fabric patterning & Pattern cards
Technique: Weaving & Cables & Open work/Lace
Prac: Knitted samples
Technique: Tension swatch and knitting to specifications
Bring to class - Assessment Task 2, Part A
(Concept Board generated in Design class)

Hand-in Technical Task 2: Front panel

Patterned Swatch book samples and Tech. file samples

9Topic: Select designs from Pattern card library and punch own card to interpret Concept Board Theme

Patterned Swatch book samples and Tech. file samples

10Topic: Continue Assessment Task 2, Swatch BookPatterned Swatch book samples and Tech file samples
11 Topic: Continue Assessment Task 2, Swatch BookPatterned Swatch book samples and Tech. file samples
12

Topic: Discuss Assessment Task 3: Scarf
Theory: Fabric design
Prac: Knit appropriate samples

Hand-in Assessment Task 2 – Part B
Swatch book
Hand in Assessment Task1 – Technical File
Scarf samples
13 Topic: Assessment Task 3: Knit a Scarf
Prac: Knit appropriate samples
Scarf samples.
14Topic: Assessment Task 3: Knit a Scarf
Prac: Knit Scarf
Scarf samples
15Topic: Assessment Task 3: Knit a Scarf
Prac: Knit Scarf
Scarf samples
16Topic: Assessment Task 3: Knit a Scarf
Prac: Apply Finishing to Scarf

Finish scarf
Hand in Assessment Task 3 – Scarf


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

An illustrated Handbook of Machine Knitting - Janet Nabney

The Machine Knitting book - John Allen


Other Resources

Students will need to bring to class the following items:                                                                                                                                                                                             

Workbook/plastic pocket folder for sample collection and recording, and writing materials - always

Tape measure

Tapestry needles - always

Calculator 

Students will need to purchase their own yarn for assessment Task 3- Knit a Scarf in adult sizing


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 Task 1 - Quiz & Observation checklist . This is a Competency assessment Task and is not a Graded Task 

Technical Task 2- Knit a front panel in adult sizing     

Graded Assessment Tasks                                                                        
                                
Assessment Task 1 - Technical file, containing all viable samples from class exercises.          30%                                       
Samples must be presented on a specifications sheet Swatch book and concept board                                              
Assessment Task 2- Swatch Book                                                                                                           35%                               
Assessment Task 3 - Knitted Scarf with associated workbook                                                          35%                                   


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
Knitted Scarf


Tech. File, Swatch book,
Knitted Scarf, Tech. File, Sample/Swatch book,
Knitted Scarf

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
Tech. File,

Swatch book, KnittedScarf


Tech File, Swatch book,  Front  Panel, Knitted Scarf

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, Knitted Scarf
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 and Swatch book

Knitted Scarf and workbook

Tech File and Scarf workbook

Tech File, Swatch book & Knitted Scarf

  

 Total Items: 5                   1.  Quiz & Observation checklist                              2.  Front Panel                   3.  Technical File                4  Swatchbook and Concept board                  5.  Knitted Scarf

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 
  • Jewellery that could be caught in machines, such as necklaces and earings, 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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