Knit Design

April 29 - 30, 2020

*Please note that the topic of this workshop was changed from Fabric Analysis – Knits to Knit Design in order for the workshop content to be compatible with a virtual workshop format. Thank you for understanding.


This workshop will explore how knit fabrics are designed and manufactured. During the course, we will discuss how to correctly identify and specify knit products. These products include, single and double-knit flat and textured fabrics, pile and structured fabrics, and jacquards. Identification and management of named product designs have large impacts on cost and performance. Attendees will learn how the manipulation of knitting parameters can create a wide range of product performance and aesthetics. Experts will also discuss how the performance of knit products can be improved.

The application period has closed for this workshop.

Time Frame

  • 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Topics Covered

  • Review of knitting fundamentals, including knitting machine types and knitting cycles.
  • Construction and characteristics of single and double-knit fabrics used in general apparel and sweaters.
  • Identification of specific knit products.
  • Physical parameters of knit products.
  • Factors in knit product performance.

Why Attend

  • Gain technical and design knowledge of knit products.
  • Understand the cost and performance impacts of proper identification and management of named product designs.
  • Receive first-class instruction from industry professionals.
  • Meet peers from other companies with similar responsibilities and interests.


This is an intermediate-level workshop. A basic understanding of knitting and product development is required.