This advanced-level course takes an in-depth look at the finishing processes applied to wool knitwear, the purpose and operations carried out under each procedure and the factors affecting the final quality of the finished product. It explains how finishing operations are evaluated.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- evaluate finished wool garments produced within a knitting mill
- assess whether the garment meets the aims of the finishing operation.
- Manufacturing of knitwear
- Garment finishing methods
- Chemicals and processing
- Matching products and finishes
- Common faults in knitwear and quality control
This first module reviews the processes involved in wool garment knitting, from yarn selection to finished garment production.
This module describes the methods used to finish garments and includes the purpose of each operation in knitwear finishing, the types of knitwear finishing equipment and their attributes. It also investigates pressing techniques and the avoidance of problems.
This module takes a close look at the different types of chemicals used in knitwear finishing and how they are used. It explains their function and identifies any side effects associated with the use of specific chemicals.
This module describes the appropriate types of finishing method depending on knitwear type. It also explores the wet-finishing methods recommended for different garment types.
This module describes the most common faults in knitwear as they relate to appearance, handle and performance. It also discusses possible causes and solutions to these challenges.