View Full Version : Negative ease?

09-26-2007, 08:01 PM
Hi. I have seen this in some patterns... what does negative ease mean?? :??

09-26-2007, 08:02 PM
Ease is how much extra you knit to make a sweater fit without clinging.

Negative ease means that the piece will stretch to fit your body.

09-26-2007, 08:03 PM
My understanding of negative ease is that the measurements of the finished object are smaller than the measurements of the person. So for example, a sweater that finishes with a bust measurement of 35" would have negative ease if worn on a person with an actual bust measurement of 36". So garments with negative ease are designed to fit snugly, and garments with lots of ease are meant to be baggy.

09-27-2007, 08:10 AM
Yep, zero ease means something is exactly the same size as you. Negative ease means it is smaller than the wearer. Positive ease is bigger.