Course Title: Perform knitting operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MANU7212C

Course Title: Perform knitting operations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5210 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management

Course Contact : Inna Konopov

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9197

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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


Course Description

The course offers an extensive study in understanding knitted fabric trends, engineering of a knitwear products by utilising knowledge of yarn selection, loop formation, calculation of the requirements of raw materials. It includes a study on different categories of production methods of knitwear garments, use of CAD/CAM systems to design and produce a range of knitwear fabrics

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2007B Perform knitting operations


1. Set up and load machine
2. Operate and monitor machine
3. Check product quality
4. Complete knitting process

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.
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.
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.
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

Details of Learning Activities

Blended learning consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops.

Teaching Schedule

Week Beginning Session – Topic Element
Performance Criteria
Assessment Tasks
9 February 09 Course outline and requirements
Overview of basic fabric construction, their properties and relationship between the fabric construction and properties of garment made from them
LMTTX2007B ( 3&4) 
16 February 09 Other Fabric Structures/ Constructions. Relationship between the fabric construction and properties of garment made from themLMTTX2007B ( 3&4) 
23 February 09 Methods of production of knitted garments.
Fully Cut Garment and Cut Stich Shaped production methods
LMTTX2007B ( 3&4) 
2 March 09 Methods of production of knitted garments (Cont)
Fully Fashion and Integral production methods
LMTTX2007B ( 3&4) 
9 March 09 Market Research- Research into garments with different methods of production. LMTTX2007B ( 1-4)Issue assessment Task1 requirement
16 March 09 Introduction to Shima Seiki softwareLMTTX2007B (2) 
23 March 09 Shima Seiki - Creating a sample with purl structure, rib, and Geometrical figure / shape. Structured and simulated LMTTX2007B (2) 
30 March 09 Shima Seiki- Introduction to designing and creating quality knitwearLMTTX2007B (2) 
6 April 09Easter Holidays  
13 April 09Easter Holidays  
20 April 09 Shima Seiki- Creating a purl structure knitwear sample LMTTX2007B (1-3) Submission of assessment Task 1
27 April 09 Purl structure knitwear sample. Motif selection and designation to the knitwear sampleLMTTX2007B (1-3) Issue assessment Task 2 requirement
4 May 09 Purl Sample knittingLMTTX2007B (2&4)  
11 May 09 Weft Knitted jacquard. Single Jersey Jacquard, Rib Jacquard. Design by colour arrangement of yarns. Design by construction of fabricLMTTX2007B (1-4) Issue assessment Task 3 requirement
18 May 09 Creating a Jacquard structure knitwear panelLMTTX2007B (1-4)  
25 May 09 Jacquard. Calculations. 2 colours VS 3 colours LMTTX2007B (2&3) 
1 June 09 Creating various types of Jacquard structure knitwear LMTTX2007B (2&4)  
8 June 09 Jacquard sample knitting LMTTX2007B (2&4)  
15 June 09 Jacquard sample knittingLMTTX2007B (2&4) Submission of assessment Task 2
22 June 09

Purl sample – submission/presentation/ Jacquard sample –submission/presentation

LMTTX2007B (1&2&3&4)

Submission of assessment Task 3

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

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students will study CAD/CAM programming methods in knitwear production, conduct research on knitted, design and develop a range of knitwear products according to the identified trends, develop a computer program for production of knitwear through practical experimentation and computer simulations, prescribed exercises and assessment work. Students will be guided through the processes of CAD/CAM and machine knitting.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1. Experimental knitwear production 20%
Task 2. Construct and present a story board , incorporating produced purl samples 40%
Task 3. Construct and present a story board , incorporating produced jacquard samples 40%

Assessment Matrix


Task 1
Technical Report, Practical Demonstration
Task 2
Written Report, Practical demonstration
Task 3
Calculation report & Practical demonstration
LMTTX2007B/01- Set up and load machine YesYes-
LMTTX2007B/02- Operate and monitor machine YesYes-
LMTTX2007B/03- Check product quality Yes-Yes
LMTTX2007B/04- Complete knitting process Yes-Yes

Other Information

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