Short Course On Campus

Understanding Knitwear

London College of Fashion

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This Understanding Knitwear course from London College of Fashion will provide you with a better understanding of the knitwear yarns and machinery used in bulk production. The course would also suit garment technicians with little experience in this product area.


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.

Suitable for:

This Understanding Knitwear course from London College of Fashion is suitable for product developers/ buyers/assistant buyers/designers and anyone who needs to gain a better understanding of knitted garments. 

Programme Structure

Topics covered:

  • 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

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

  • Notebook and pen
  • laptop/ iPad/ tablet

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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