Full-Fashioned Garment Knitter

Tend knitting machines that knit shaped garment parts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Full-Fashioned Garment Knitters do?

Tends knitting machine that increases and decreases stitches at designated places to knit shaped garment parts onto ribbed cuffs or waist bands: Creels machine and threads yarn through guides, stop-motion devices, and yarn carriers, using hook. Positions transfer bar containing several ribbed parts over needle bed of machine, pushes stitches from transfer points onto machine needles and removes transfer bar. Pulls one ribbed part up to needle eyes and attaches outer edge of rib to hooked bar of takeup roll. Starts machine that automatically increases stitches to knit garment part. Turns handle or presses pedal, when machine automatically stops, to activate narrowing fingers that cause needles to decrease stitches to shape portions, such as shoulders and neck. Replaces defective needles, using pliers. Notifies KNITTING-MACHINE FIXER of machine malfunction.

Should I be a Full-Fashioned Garment Knitter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Knitter, Full-Fashioned Garment

    How to Become a
    Full-Fashioned Garment Knitter

    Most Full-Fashioned Garment Knitters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9adaab&chl=no+college+%2893%25%29||associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,93,93
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