How to become a knitter
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- applying directly
You may be able to start by doing a course like:
- Level 1 Award in Fashion and Textiles
- Level 2 Certificate In Fashion
You'll need to check that knitting is included in the course content. Some colleges and adult learning centres offer hand or machine knitting craft courses for learners who have a general interest or knit as a hobby.
There are no set entry requirements for this route.
You could apply directly for jobs if you've got experience in creative crafts, sewing or textiles. Training is given on the job in many cases.
You can get more information on working in crafts and creative careers from Discover Creative Careers.