Knitter, Hand

Hand Knitting Worker

The tasks a Knitter, Hand is expected to perform include:

Knitting sweaters, dresses, socks and other articles by hand

Deciding shade, number and type of woollen yarn to be used

Selectingthe pair of knitting needles accordingly

Measuring sample or determining size of the article to be knitted

Knitting by making loops

Picking loops with knitting needles, according to specified or selected pattern

Knitting article part by part and finishing it by sewing them together

Knitting articles with cotton or silk yarns

Knowledge of designs of woollen products

Familiar with the appropriate needles according to the desired product

Skilled in determining the right size of product that is to be knitted

Basic knowledge of stitching techniques

Skilled in making new variety of patterns on the woollen fabric

Ability to create their own designs and patterns

Knowledge of raw materials required according to the size and pattern of the product

Not applicable


Good hand-eye co-ordination

Manual dexterity

Attention to detail

Team player

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs Handicapped (BL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not considered hazardous/dangerous according to The Factories Act, 1948

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 16,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textile and Handloom Sector in India

The Indian textile industry is one the most important industries for the Indian economy. Its importance is underlined by the fact that it accounts for around 4% of GDP, 14% of the industrial production and 17% of the country?s total export earnings. Besides, the sector employs nearly 35 million employees; the textile industry is the second-largest employment generating industry in both rural and urban areas, after the agriculture industry. The textile segment is highly fragmented and many large textile companies are also conglomerates of medium-sized mills. According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Textiles, the entire textile industry is highly fragmented except the spinning sub-segment.

India has the third largest sheep population in the world with 71 million sheep. The annual wool production is in the range of 43-46 million kg. The wool textile industry in India is poised to grow at a healthy rate. A higher rate of technology penetration into this industry, coupled with government incentives and other capacity-building initiatives have resulted in increased exports, besides stimulating domestic consumption. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand of trained professionals. Therefore, the career as a Knitter, Hand has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Knitting yarns

Woollen textile units

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Various private and government institutes across India

Will be updated