Knitwear Designer ( Ladieswear)

Central Manchester

Salary £25k-£30k dependant on experience

Job Title: Knitwear Fashion Designer


  1. Design Conceptualisation: Develop innovative and creative knitwear design concepts aligned with current fashion trends.

  2. Material Selection: Source and select appropriate yarns and materials for knitwear, considering quality, cost, and sustainability.

  3. Technical Drawings: Create detailed technical drawings and specifications for production, ensuring accurate communication with manufacturers.

  4. Pattern Development: Design and create knitwear patterns, considering garment structure, fit, and aesthetics.

  5. Prototype Oversight: Collaborate with production teams to oversee the creation of prototypes, ensuring they align with the design vision.

  6. Market Research: Stay abreast of fashion trends, consumer preferences, and competitor offerings to inform design decisions.

  7. Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including merchandising, marketing, garment technology and production, to ensure a cohesive product line.


  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design or related field.

  2. Experience: Proven experience as a Knitwear Fashion Designer with a portfolio showcasing successful designs.

  3. Technical Skills: Proficiency in design software (e.g., Adobe Illustrator), knowledge of knitting machines, and an understanding of garment construction.

  4. Creativity: Strong creative vision and the ability to translate concepts into marketable knitwear designs.

  5. Communication: Excellent communication skills to effectively convey design ideas and collaborate with internal teams and manufacturers.

  6. Adaptability: Ability to adapt to evolving design trends and industry changes.

  7. Detail-Oriented: Meticulous attention to detail in both design and quality control processes.

  8. Portfolio: A comprehensive portfolio demonstrating a range of knitwear designs.