This workshop will cover how to correctly identify and specify knit products, including single- and double-knit flat and textured fabrics, pile and structured fabrics, and jacquards. Identification and management of named product designs can have large impacts on cost and performance. You will learn how the manipulation of knitting parameters can create a wide range of product performance and aesthetics. The presentations will include laboratory demonstrations of knitting machines, including striper, terry, jacquard, and sweater machines, and the use of CAD/CAM. Experts will also discuss how the performance of knit products can be improved.
- 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.
- 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.