Distance Knitting

City & Guilds Hand Knitting

7716-15 L2 Certificate: Hand Knit Textiles

Module 1

In this first module students will work on a number of knitting samples as part of their portfolio of samples including different welts, necklines and a number of stitch patterns. They will start collecting samples of differnt types of both naturel and man-made yarns with notes on their characteristics. They will also list a range of knitting tools with notes on how to use and store these tools safely

Module 2

Students will be introduced to the idea of design with a number of activities covering LINE and COLOUR. They will be encouraged to use a wide variety of materials to explore these 2 design elements. Students will also start collecting information about designer makers in the field of knitting

Module 3

This 3rd module will focus on knitted samples covering more stitch patterns, buttonholes and seams. Students will also produce notes on the characteristics of various knitted fabrics and the safe use of other equipment used for designing and making knitted items

Module 4

Students will explore the other 3 elements of design; TEXTURE, SHAPE and FORM using a variety of techniques and also explore repeat patterns both on paper and in knitting

Module 5

Students will make a Jumper. This can be from a commercial pattern or one of their own devising but before making the garment they will sample different yarns, colours and techniques used in the jumper, to present more than one option before selecting and making the final garment

Module 6

Students will make a Cardigan. This can be from a commercial pattern or one of their own devising but before making the garment they will sample different yarns, colours and techniques used in the cardigan, to present more than one option before selecting and making the final garment