Hand Frame Surgical-Elastic Knitter

Knit fabrics from silk and elastic thread for use in surgical supports.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Frame Surgical-Elastic Knitters do?

Knits fabric from silk and elastic thread for use in surgical supports, using hand-and-foot-operated knitting machine: Marks width measurements of fabric to be knitted and adjusts machine. Places cones of silk and elastic thread on spindles, and draws thread through machine guides and between needles. Moves levers to activate machine and knit fabric. Depresses pedal of elastic thread-carrier to lay elastic thread between stitches. Passes elastic thread through each end stitch of knitted fabric and knots thread to prevent raveling, using darning needle.

Should I be a Hand Frame Surgical-Elastic 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Hand Frame Surgical Elastic Knitter, Sample Hand, Smasher Hand, Surgical Elastic Knitter See More

    How to Become a
    Hand Frame Surgical-Elastic Knitter

    Most Hand Frame Surgical-Elastic 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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