Fashion Knitwear Design

Continuing Study Programs - Barcelona

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The Postgraduate in Fashion Knitwear Design applies creativity, experimentation and innovation to the development of knitwear collections, combining handmade techniques with cutting‑edge industrial technology.

Throughout the course, students will be learning how to apply different techniques that include looking for materials, handling, printing, studying volumes, producing structures, threading, using a knitting machine, patterning, writing up technical specifications and simulating final prototypes in 3D.

Upon completion, they will be expected to produce their own collection along with a portfolio detailing the techniques and tools used. 


Complementary Module

Check the new Research & Publish Module course, a complementary module with a duration of 6 months, that provides an introduction to the main theoretical and practical tools for research and reflection that are generated in the field of communicating and disseminating projects in the field of design so that students can acquire the skills to document their work correctly, communicate it properly to their target audience and disseminate it through the most appropriate channels. Request more information to your advisor.
  • Credits
  • Start date
    September 2021
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Attendance
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The course follows an eminently practical approach based on learning by doing. This boosts the student’s creativity and strengthens their personal style, all the way from an initial idea to the finished product. To achieve this goal, it has been divided into modules that include a practical workshop stage and a project and assignment assessment stage. Each module ends with a test to assess the student’s knowledge and skills.

The Final Masters Project ties together everything the student has learned throughout the course. The project is to be completed individually and involves the student creating and producing their very own collection, from the concept to the end product, and delivering a presentation.


To produce a professional and creative knitwear collection.

To explore the specifics of knitting and the techniques needed to design and manage a collection.

To try out different spinning methods and structures leading to new textures.

To work the knitting machine and learn to develop structures to be used in different projects.

To apply manual techniques, handwork, embroidery appliqués and prints.

To adapt to a client’s specific design needs.

To learn how to use software to design and develop a collection so as to understand the more technological and innovative side of knitwear.

Student profile

Graduates from branches linked to fashion design wishing to specialise in the world of Knitwear Design.

Graduates in artistic studies.

Professionals from the textile field.

Professionals with proven experience in knitwear.

Job opportunities

An advisor for design firms and studios in the sector, within a multi-discipline team.

Creative director, collection designer, head of procurement.

An independent designer.

A professional at a fashion studio specialising in trends, fabrics or spinning.

A professional with technical and technological command of software specialising in knitwear.

A textile and innovation researcher.

A quality technician liaising between the designer and the manufacturer.


The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Núria Brunet

Núria Brunet
Núria has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fashion Design from the University of Southampton through the Escola d’Arts i Tècniques de la Moda in Barcelona, as well as boasting a Masters di Maglieria from Lineapiù in Florence. She has worked as a designer and collaborator on projects that range from stitching and industrial work to more creative handmade projects. Coordinator of the Postgraduate in Fashion Knitwear Design.