This page is a brief outline of my PhD research into improving the fit of knitwear for women of a UK size 16 using existing digital knitting systems. Through working with a small user group of women, I developed a method to produce garments that did not cling or drag, but fitted the actual body of shape of the wearer. samples and garments were programmed using a Shima Seiki Apex 3 design system, and knitted on an industrial electronic V bed knitting machine (SES series).

More about this research and my current research practise can be seen on the University of Brighton academic research pages.

University of Brighton academic staff

Listen my expert contribution to BBC Radio 4 ‘More or Less’ on the history of clothing size.

Knittofit original concept (pdf)