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Knitting Technology

Code 15803
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Ciência e Tecnologia Têxteis
Entry requirements ---
Learning outcomes At the end of this U.C. the student must know:
1) Relate knowledge about yarns and their characteristics with the fields of application in the knitting industry; 2) Know how to characterize the contemporary knitting industry, its main technologies, limitations, production processes and different types of products;
3) Identify, interpret, relate, analyze, reproduce and develop the main knit structures;
4) Design knit structures, predict their behavior and make their selection depending upon their applications; 5) Plan the production process according to the type of product to be produced;
6) Carry out quality control on the knit and/or knit product;
7) Apply sustainability techniques in the knitting industry;
8) Learn some techniques in terms of markets and selling of knitted products;
9) Develop knit products using CAD/CAM tools.;
10) Manage and plan the production of a knitting company
Syllabus 1) Historical perspective of knitting;
2) Contextualization and fields of application of the knitwear industry
3) Areas and careers for knitting professionals;
4) Fibers and yarns for use in knitting;
5) Weft knitting technologies and warp knitting technologies;
6) Systematic classification of weft and warp knit looms;
7) Comparative study between weft and warp knits;
8) Loop formation mechanisms and loop graphical representation;
9) Study of the fundamental structures of the weft knits;
10) Study of the fundamental structures of the warp knits;
11) Examples of application in terms of clothing and knitted products;
12) Application of new technologies in the simulation and development of knitted products;
13) Quality control in knitting;
14) Sustainability in the knitting industry;
15) Organization, planning and management of a knitting company; 16) Techniques for marketing knits and knitted products;
Main Bibliography 1) E.J. Power, “YARN TO FABRIC: KNITTING”, in Ed. Rose Sinclair “TEXTILES AND FASHION: MATERIALS, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY”, Woodhead Publishing, 2015;
2) David J S., “KNITTING TECHNOLOGY: A COMPREHENSIVE HANDBOOK AND PRACTICAL GUIDE 3rd Edition”, 2001 Woodhead Publishing Limited;
3) Sadhan Ray,” FUNDAMENTALS AND ADVANCES IN KNITTING TECHNOLOGY”, Woodhead Publishing India Pvt. Ltd., 2012
4) Yasir Nawab et al., “STRUCTURAL TEXTILE DESIGN: INTERLACING AND INTERLOOPING”, 2017 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC;
5) Yordan Kyosev, “WARP KNITTED FABRICS CONSTRUCTION”, 2020 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC;
6) Carol Bown, “KNITTWEAR DESIGN”, Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2013;
7) S. Burke, R. Sinclair, “COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING OF APPAREL AND OTHER TEXTILE PRODUCTS”, Woodhead Publishing, 2015;
8) Dorin Dan, Mariana Ursache, “INTERACTIVE TOOLS USED FOR E-LEARNING OF WEFT KNITTED STRUCTURES AND KNITTING TECHNOLOGY”, Proceedings of the 6th IIC April 2010;
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Presentation, through face-to-face sessions and, with the participation of students, of the theoretical, theoretical- practical and practical contents related to the concepts and techniques described in the CP.
Applied technical study of various knit structures. Applied examples, developed by students, in cooperative learning, based on real situations in the knitting industry.
Practical exercises in knitting development using digital techniques with individual and group practical exercises. Carrying out research of success cases in the knitting industry and/or market.
Autonomous study and preparation of deliverables: report and project for the development of a knitted product; The classification of the UC is obtained by an exam and by the evaluation of practical reports. Final grade is given through the formula:
FINAL NOTE = 0.65 x T + 0.35 x P.

Subtitle:

T = Theoretical component grade
P = Practical component grade
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-12-22

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