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

Power, EJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0048-0927 and Almond, K 2019, 'Comparative study of calculated and actual dimensions in shaped weft-knitwear' , International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, 12 (2) , pp. 225-234.

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Access Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education on 31st January 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17543266.2019.1573439.

Abstract

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. This will result in a more sustainable, fully-fashioned, knitted product and reduce the number of returns to the retailer, due to size inaccuracies.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > No Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1754-3266
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Depositing User: Prof Jess Power
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2022 11:46
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2022 11:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/63392

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