Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After successfully completing this course, the student is able to:

-understand the most common weft knitted structures and apply them in their artistic design work

-predict the interaction of material and knitted structures, and analyse and try out different yarn materials in the context of knitwear design

-design a collection of knitted fabrics based on artistic expression

-acquire proficient skills in the use of hand-flat knitting machines and marking knitted structures

-understand the basic principles of sustainable knits and knitwear design


Credits: 3

Schedule: 13.11.2020 - 02.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Anna-Mari Leppisaari

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anna-Mari Leppisaari

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students design a collection of knitted fabrics based on artistic expression and realize them with the use of hand-flat knitting machines. With the help of the artistic assignments students become familiar with designing the color, pattern and structure of knitted fabrics and implementation techniques of knitwear. In addition to designing and producing samples, students practice analysing and marking knitted structures, as well as familiarize themselves with various yarn materials. Technical details of each fabric are documented in product cards.

    Learning activities: Lectures, demonstrations and other contact teaching, supervised assignment, individual and group tutoring, independent work and critiques.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Grading criteria: Assignments and participation in teaching

    Criteria for the assignment: Understanding of knitted structures, artistic application of learned techniques in own collection, creativity of samples, collection coordination, documentation of technical data on info cards.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    81 h

    56 h Lectures and contact teaching

    17 h Self-reliant work

    8 h Own reflection


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    It is possible to take the course free of charge as instructed by the teacher at the beginning of the course.


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption