Weft and Warp Knit Engineering and Structural Design
Glove Documentation Process
To create a glove, we used the SWGN2 Machine with the bed length 60 and at 15 gauge.
We selected an all-needle, 5 finger glove for the left hand. For narrowing we selected 1 stitch narrowing.
The next thing we needed to do was figure out the course and wale count.
For the first glove, we chose:
For inches this was:
Wales: 72/4 inches
Courses 117/4 inches
Selected 1x1 Special Rib
Make sure it is carrier 4.
This glove ended up being way too big in the palm. It was too long, the fingers were too long as well. Overall the glove did not fit on my hand at all.
The only change made to this glove was a new course and wale count. We made this decision because the knit was way too tight.
To go back in and change the sizing, go to initialize pattern on the right hand side of the screen and select size input.
The new counts:
Courses 144/4 inches
This was a comparison between glove one (left) and glove two (right). The sizing was a bit better but the glove still did not fit on my hand. The sizing of the glove was off so for glove three I remeasured my hand.
This is an image of how glove two fit on my hand.
For the final and third glove, I changed the measurements to be more accurate to my hand. I did not change the wale and course size this time.
I changed the finger widths from 3/4ths of an inch to an inch.
In the last step of processing, I changed it to a 1 stitch bind off.
Overall, the third glove was my best attempt. It fit on my hand this time!
If I could do this again, I would make a few changes:
Increase the width of the fingers. They were still a little too tight.
Decrease the length of the fingers. They were too long.