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Knitwear Design & Application

Knitwear Design and Technology

Knitwear Design has gradually developed from its perception as hand knitting to a global industry for fashion apparel .The play of knit provides the backbone for baby-wear, kids wear,  sportswear, casual apparel, winter wear, lingerie and intimate apparels .This industry has grown and has been showing its versatility in all other areas of fashion which was previously limited to woven fabric across the global ramp .

The Knitwear Design Department attends to the need of specialized professionals for the knitwear domain of Fashion Apparel & Accessories Industry. This program provides students a comprehensive approach towards designing and execution of knitwear fashion garments and products. Students are given inputs in the latest technological knowhow .They are also made aware of design inputs to deal with latest trend and forecast .

By using knowledge and skill, the knitwear designer  emerges with a blend of creative thinking, strong technical skills and a dynamic market orientation .The key features of the program are-

  • Explore garment construction and creative knitted fabric within the context of fashion.
  • This course has been awarded for a mark of quality and strong links with industry.
  • Apply for an international exchange to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
  • Get involved in competitions, cultural collaborations, and live projects.
  • Work with specialized machinery, expert staff in knitwear design.
  • Visit international trade fairs and exhibitions
  • Exhibit work in a catwalk show and static exhibition in the final year
  • Be selected to showcase your work at Graduate Fashion Week in London

How You Learn

One will be taught through a variety of teaching and learning experiences that include-

  • Project work
  • Live projects
  • Study visits
  • Lectures and briefings
  • Technical demonstrations
  • Knitting and manufacturing workshops
  • Studio and IT workshops
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Peer and self-evaluations
  • Presentations
  • Teamwork
  • Assessment
  • Trips and study visits
  • Exchange opportunities


Our Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles course facilities are extensive, offeringthe chance to use both traditional and industrial machines.


Facilities and equipment include:


  • A dedicated studio for creative workshops;
  • Knitwear hand flat workshops
  • Knitwear make-up workshops, with circular machines, linkers, over lockers, lockstitch machines, and button hole machines
  • knitwear industrial workshops
  • To use resources from across the School of Art & Design and University, including fundamental machinery and equipment
  • A range of dye types are available, as are bulk and sample dyeing for both fabric and yarn.
  • Fabric laser cutting and engraving facilities.
  • Hand screen printing, transfer printing, collograph printing.
  • Digital fabric printers
  • Domestic machines, industrial machinesand adigital embroidery machine.


IT resources


Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across the City site, with PCs providing access to:


  • Microsoft Office
  • Email
  • Web browsing
  • Networked file storage
  • High-speed online printing services.
  • The University’s main resource room in the library is available 24 hours a day.


Book and library resources


In our library one will have access to an extensive and diverse range of books and periodicals that focus on specialist areas of Art and Design. The library’s One Search system provides access to all our:


  • Electronic resources
  • Journals
  • Books

We have a liaison librarian at our disposal with specialist knowledge in Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles. They will be in available in the library to give you detailed help in finding and using print and electronic resources.

What You Learn

Students are given an introduction of Fashion Knit-wear Design where they will learn the basic principles of creative fabric and garment construction .They will also be introduced to a wide range of specialist equipment to nurture their practical skills .Through studio workshops and tutorials, students will build skills in areas such as colour, visual research, idea generation, , fashion styling, and fashion illustration ,fabric creation, 3D form .Design, Culture and Context  will test  research, presentation, and writing skills.

One will learn about the power of images, objects, and materials in visual and material culture .Through different creative projects the student will develop a further awareness of the practice of design within the global fashion knitwear industry. One will gain experience of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacture (CAM).He will also develop a range of skills to communicate  design ideas professionally .

One will also start to prepare for  placement year, with sessions that will range from CV building, letters of application, interview techniques, and portfolio development .In the first half of the year one will consider the role played by design in the creation of desire in trend-driven consumer culture. In the second, one will focus on creating a negotiated, individual brief in preparation for your final year project.

Skills You Learn

The program lays emphasis regarding how to nurture the following skills

  • How to critically evaluate traditional and contemporary knitwear design and production practices
  • How to develop the appropriate level of technical and creative skill for prototyping, visualising and communicating design ideas
  • Identifying and analyzingappropriate methods of design, production and yarn selection for different market levels
  • Respond innovatively to industrially and commercially relevant demands through industrial collaboration
  • Research, understand and apply current developments in technology for design thinking
  • How to develop concepts and ideas that benefit the knitwear industry and enhance the sustainability of the discipline

Career Opportunities

  • Product Development Assistant;
  • Product Developer;
  • Design Assistant; and
  • Freelance Knitwear Assistant.
  • Apparel Designer
  • Knitted fabric designer
  • Product Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Merchandiser
  • Buyer
  • Stylists
  • Visual merchandisers
  • Retail space designers
  • Fashion Forecasters
  • Buyers
  • Retail planners
  • Independent consultants /Researchers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Quality controllers for fabric
  • Quality controllers for apparel
  • Costume Designer for Entertainment Industry


Duration of the Course: 1 year

Application Process


Interested candidates must have appeared/passed the CBSE/ISCE/ISC/Regional Board (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline. Candidates who have recently appeared for the examination and are awaiting their results may also apply.


We, at EXIN follow the following evaluation procedures for admission to its various courses. Candidates have to undergo:

The admission procedure to various courses at EXIN follows the method of:


1. An admission test.

2. An all-inclusive interview.

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