Anu Handa



What is Knitwear Design?

Knitwear Design is an exclusive and unique section of fashion design, especially in sportswear and lingerie. The job of a Knitwear Designer deals with designing and developing knitted clothing and accessories.

Specializations in Knitwear Design can be in the following fields:

  • Knitted Fabric Designers
  • Visual Merchandisers
  • Creative Managers
  • Quality Controllers
  • Production Managers
  • Consultants

Knitwear Design Eligibility Criteria

To pursue a bachelor’s degree in Knitwear Design, a student should pass 10+2 as a qualifying examination from a recognized State or National Board of Education. Age limit, stream specification and minimum qualifying marks in 10+2, can be other criteria’s of eligibility, which may vary among colleges. Some colleges have also introduced seats for NRI quota, for which the qualifying criteria varies.

How to become a Knitwear Designer?

A four year degree course is the basic requirement to start a career in the field. After completion of their degree, students may intern with companies in the Knitwear business to have a better understanding of the industry. The sky is the limit for talented professionals, as the jobs in the field are extremely rewarding and fulfilling.

Entrance Exams for Knitwear Design

All popular colleges conduct entrance exams in order to offer admissions to aspiring candidates. Some of the top Entrance Exams for Design are conducted by NID, NIFT and CEPT.

Knitwear Design Course Curriculum

  • Basic Pattern Making
  • Flat Knitting
  • Garment Construction
  • Technical Specifications & Virtual Sampling
  • Computerised Flat Knitting
  • Sportswear
  • Womens Intimate Apparel
  • Circular Knitting

Career in Knitwear Design

  • Knitwear Designers can pursue careers as:
  • Knitwear Designers
  • Stylists
  • Design Consultants
  • Product Developers
  • Production Managers
  • Merchandisers
  • Retail Planners
  • Forecasters
  • Fashion Writers

Top Recruiters in the Knitwear Industry

Levis US Polo Ass.
Jabong Max
Louis Phillip Allen Solly
Lifestyle Pantaloons
Arrow Jockey
Future Group
Arvind Fashion Brands GAP
Shoppers Stop Madura Fashion & Lifestyle
Mothercare Myntra
People Van Heusan

About the Author: Anu Handa is an Interior Designer, DIY Artist, Co-Founder and Educator at Mosaic Institute of Design. She has been the lead blogpost writer at since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

Passionate about Design Education, she’s briefly worked with Annamalai University as a paper setter for Design Exams. Likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields, on online platforms like Quora. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology