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Designers' course I

Who is it for?
  • Fashion students who want to broaden their knowledge or enter the world of knitted knitwear.
  • Designers and collaborators who wish to apply this technique to their collections.
  • Professionals in the sector who wish to study the subject in depth.
  • People who want to get started in the world of tricot knitting design and production.
Course objectives
  • To understand the different types of machinery used in production to be able to adapt to the needs of the brand.
  • To make known the different types of yarns, their compositions, and possibilities for the correct application in the design.
  • To provide the participants with the necessary knowledge to produce a collection from the beginning of the knitting process to the final production of the garments.
  • To achieve an effective interrelation with all the departments involved in the production of the collections.
General concepts:
  • Brief history of the knitting machine.
  • Introduction to the rectilinear knitting machine.
  • Specific technical vocabulary of the genre.
Conceptos generales:
  • Types of yarns: worsted vs. carded.
  • Thicknesses: application charts.
  • Raw materials: tables of origins.
  • Appropriate choice of yarn according to the result to be achieved.
  • Introduction to the technical language of weaving.
  • Classification and symbology of the most common types of stitches.
  • Calculation of density.
  • Types of weaving and their characteristics: cut, decrease and integral.
  • Types of machines: rectilinear knitting, cotton and circular knitting.
  • Characteristics: advantages and disadvantages of each model.
  • Definition of machines: overlock, overlocker and joining machine.
  • Explanation of the cutting fabric system and process.
  • Explanation of the system and process of the decrease fabric.
  • Explanation of the system and process of integral weaving.
  • Characteristics: advantages and disadvantages of each system.
Finishing and final ironing:
  • Definition of machinery for washing and drying.
  • Characteristics of the final finishing according to the type of fabric.
Concept and Technical Data Sheet
  • Explanation of a technical sheet.
  • Description of the process for the creation of a prototype applying the knowledge acquired in the programme.
Entrevista Santi León Fundador de Chic Barcelona
Santi León

Master's degree in operations from the Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración (EADA), former manager in the purchasing, production, and management departments for more than 30 years in companies such as Sportelli, Tricottage and Hispaes.

Currently, partner and director of Auform S.L. and Chic Barcelona, a professional trainer in management skills, purchasing consultant, and lecturer at various universities specializing in fashion design. Consultant and advisor in knitwear production.

Registration and payment
To register, please fill in the “registration form” and send the proof of payment to


*In the transfer indicate name and surname (or company name).
**If you need an invoice or have any questions, please contact us.


Registration fee:

395€ + 21% VAT 1 person
695€ + 21% VAT 2 persons
975€ + 21% VAT 3 persons

Payment method:

Wire transfer to
BBVA: ES27 0182 8766 1002 0003 6336
  • The course is subject to a minimum number of participants.
  • In the event that the course does not take place, Chic Barcelona undertakes to refund the full amount paid.
  • Participants will be registered in order of registration date.
  • Coffee breaks and lunch on Saturday are included.
  • Visits will be made to different weaving and dressmaking workshops.*

*These visits will be subject to the availability of the collaborating workshops.

Contact and help
Duration and schedules

Friday from 16h to 20h
Saturday from 9.30h to 13.30h and 15h to 19h
Course duration: 12 hours
Dates: 21th and 22th of October