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Understanding Knitwear, Short Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 1 day
This Understanding Knitwear course at University of the Arts London will provide you with a better understanding of the knitwear yarns and machinery used in bulk production. Samples will be studied so you can identify the most common knitwear structures used on the High Street. Performance, characteristics and cost implications will also be covered.


The course will be delivered at our Lime Grove site, where you can see the latest whole garment knitting machine and a linking machine in action. You should leave us better equipped to negotiate with suppliers and deal with any production issues, with a stronger grasp of terminology and the industry as a whole. Understanding Knitwear course is offered by University of the Arts London.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course includes:

  • Yarn qualities and dyeing methods
  • Different knitted structures and common terminology
  • Machines and gauges
  • Demonstration of a whole garment knitting machine
  • Different methods of garment make up and linking demonstration.


This course is suitable for product developers/ buyers/assistant buyers/designers and anyone who needs to gain a better understanding of knitted garments. The course would also suit garment technicians with little experience in this product area.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements


Your place on the course is not confirmed until you have booked online or over the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking however places are offered on a first come first served basis, so book early to avoid disappointment.

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Notebook and pen.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 days.
  • National

    250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 1 days.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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