Sock Knitter

Sock Knitting Machineman

Sock Knitting Machine Operator

Minimum 12th

Minimum 5 years of experience in a relevant field

The tasks a Sock Knitter is expected to perform include:

Operating the machine for knitting the heel and toes of socks into ribs or tops cut from circular fabric

Placing cones of yarn on the stand of the machine

Threading yarn through the guides and feeders

Setting loops of one end of the top on pins of the transfer dial or ring

Setting the transfer ring by hand over needles of the knitting machine

Turning the handle that transfers loops from the pins of rings to the needles of the machine

Removing the knitted material from the machine

Replacing the empty cones with full ones and joining the ends

Replacing the defective or broken needles

Cleaning and oiling the machine

Familiar with the appropriate needles required to get the desired product

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

Basic knowledge of stitching techniques

Skilled in operating the knitting machine

ITI training


Good hand-eye coordination

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 not 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?

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

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Textile & 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 is the second largest producer of textiles and garments in the world. The sector contributes about 14 per cent to industrial production, 4 per cent to the gross domestic product (GDP) and 27 per cent to the country's foreign exchange inflows. The textiles sector has witnessed a spurt in investment during the last five years. Therefore, those with a career as a Sock Knitter have a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Textile mills

Cities and towns across India