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Creative Knitwear Workshop.

Creative Knitwear Workshop

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Acne, Chanel, Alexander McQueen..., knitwear is on every catwalk. Knitting combines creative originality, simultaneous creation of surface and volume, possibilities of customisation and waste limitation. In this course you will be introduced to the many possibilities of machine knitting.


Open to all above 16 years old. No prerequisites. School English level.

Practical information

Summer School program
Short format
1 week
Next session:
15 - 19 July 2024
€940 incl. VAT

The material is provided by Institut Français de la Mode.

Summer School programs may be combined with each other to form longer courses (-10% discount on the second cheapest program).

Group size:
limited to 15 people
Austerlitz campus

34 quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris


Open to all above 16 years old. No prerequisites. School English level.


  • Understand the formation of loops and the operation of handknit machine
  • Learn to choose and combine yarns provided by IFM and a variety of materials to create innovative knitted fabrics
  • Translate your ideas into personal three-dimensional knitwear
  • Design and create your own original knitted accessory


This course blends creative experimentation and technical learning

  • Place of knitwear in fashion: emblematic brands and designers
  • Experimental giant knitting workshop
  • Introduction to basic hand knitting and crochet stitches
  • Technical demonstrations of machine knitting and practical exercises
  • Guided experimentation with yarns, techniques and stitches
  • Introduction to methods of finishing and embellishing: linking, needle-punch, felting
  • Learning how to translate images into knitted fabric

  • Creation and production of a knitted accessory

Depending on your skill level, you can use other materials such as ribbons, lace trimmings, raffia, fringes and any other lightweight fabric to finish and embellish your work. You can also mix machine knitting with crochet or hand knitting, depending on your level.

Simply fill in the online form and pay the required deposit to apply. Upon receipt of the online form, the application is studied by the Summer School team. Once the application has been accepted, an email is sent specifying the payment schedule for the registration fee balance. If the application is not accepted, the deposit will be refunded.

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