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Comparative study of calculated and actual dimensions in shaped weft-knitwear

POWER, Jess and Almond, Kevin (2019) Comparative study of calculated and actual dimensions in shaped weft-knitwear. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1754-3266

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This research explores and quantifies the relationship between traditional mathematical theories used for the calculation of fully-fashioned, weft-knitwear and the physical measurements of knitted garments in order to improve sizing accuracy within knitted garment production. Experiments were conducted to compare and contrast fashioning frequencies for 10-gauge knitted structures, which determined the resultant selvedge dimensions specifically within the armhole region. The trials used the geometrical principle of Pythagoras Theorem to calculate sleeve head and armhole shapes from the stitch densities. The findings identified that the greater distance between the fashionings, the less distortion occurred within the knitted structure and therefore a stronger relationship existed between the calculated seam dimensions and those measured from the physical knitted panels. The research developed new methods for calculating fit and alignment in commercial, fully-fashioned, weft-knitwear. Which provides a more sustainable fully-fashioned knitted product and has the potential to reduce returns, due to size inaccuracies.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Art and Design
Depositing User: Library STORE team
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2019 10:01
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 16:52
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5204

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