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Weavers and Knitters

Weavers and knitters set up and operate hand and power operated looms and machines to weave fibre into fabrics and carpet, or to knit (by machine or by hand) garments and other articles from yarn.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £10279. Normal pay is £21676 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £33156.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Hand knits garments and other items according to pattern.
  • Cleans and oils machine and reports any mechanical faults.
  • Removes completed garments and lengths of fabric from machine.
  • Monitors machine operation to detect broken threads of yarn, the evenness of warp tension and the quality of output.
  • Places fibre and yarn packages on machine and draws them through appropriate guides and tensioners.
  • Sets controls to produce article of specified size and pattern.
  • Prepares machine for operation by setting input packages, feeding thread, fibre or yarn through guides, rollers, tensioners and conditioning devices, and securing to output packages, spools or cards.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Learning Strategies


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Monitoring


  • Active Learning


  • Critical Thinking


  • Mathematics


  • Active Listening


  • Speaking


  • Science


  • Writing


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