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Comparative Study Of Calculated And Actual Dimensions In Shaped Weft Knitwear.

POWER, Jess and ALMOND, Kevin (2018) Comparative Study Of Calculated And Actual Dimensions In Shaped Weft Knitwear. In: The 91st Textile Institute World conference 2018: Integrating design with Sustainable Technology, 23 - 26 July 2018, Leeds, UK. (In Press)

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The research aims to quantify the relationship between traditional mathematical theories used for the calculation of fully-fashioned, weft knitwear and the physical measurements of the garment. In contemporary weft knitting it is important to establish new relationships between calculated dimensions and knitted garments to improve fit and comfort during wear. A series of experiments were conducted in a controlled environment to compare and contrast fashioning frequencies, to determine the impact on the resultant selvedge dimensions. The trials were conducted using the basic principle of Pythagoras Theorem to calculate the sleeve head and armhole shapes from the stitch density. It was found that the greater the distance between the fashionings the less distortion occurred within the knitted structure and a stronger relationship existed between the calculated seam dimensions and those measured from the physical knitted panels. The research explores how this knowledge was transferred to a variety of traditional knitted armhole shapes, thus providing quantifiable evidence to develop new methods for calculating shaped, fully-fashioned knitwear. The research expands existing technical knowledge and provides an important point of reference of lasting influence for improving patterning and shaping capabilities that will result in greater consumer satisfaction and a more sustainable knitwear product.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Faculty: School of Business, Leadership and Economics > Business, Management and Marketing
Depositing User: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 15:03
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 11:16

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