Do you want to grade your knitting patterns? Are you a bit confused by the rules? Well over a very long time in the fashion industry, I’ve had to write knitwear specs, go to fit meetings, speak to the manufacturers and make knitwear designs for the highstreet. This involves a lot of grading, measurements and calculations. So I think I have a pretty good grasp of providing you grade rules
Well over the years I don’t think that I’ve met someone with a ‘normal’ or ‘average’ body. We are all different, including my 5’2′ curvy frame. But what do we do? Retailers have to use some kind of rule to make garments bigger and smaller for their customers, so that’s where the grade rules come in.
As well as giving you the ‘average’ measurements, I explain how it all works and some points to think about for customising your own set of grade rules.
So firstly it’s really key to note that woven and jersey/knit specifications and grade rules are different. This guide will not work for woven garments. Jersey or knit garments have much smaller measurements than woven items.
Download PDF HERE: Gradient Rules
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