Consumption Calculation for Sweater Garments

Consumption Calculation Method of Sweater Garments:

As we have seen normally in the case of knitted items and woven items, by using solid fabric or finished fabric all types of knitted and woven items can be made. But in the case of sweater garments, we haven’t seen anything like that. No solid or finished fabrics are available here. By linking one yarn with another, the shape of the sweater parts is made. As a result, there is no available fabric consumption calculation method for woven or knit items.

Consumption Calculation Method of Sweater Garments:

In the case of sweater garments, consumption can be calculated depending on the number of yarns needed to make a sweater garment.

At first, the buyer sends a sample to the sweater garments merchandiser. The very first work of the merchandiser is to weigh that sample and marked it. Depending on the sample weight, the garments merchandiser makes another sample according to buyers’ provided style and measurement chart. After making the sample, the merchandiser should measure the sample weight and inform the buyer. When the buyer approved the sample weight and style according to the measurement chart then the sweater garments merchandiser can take the first step of making yarn consumption for that order.

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Parts of a Sweater

The very next task for a sweater merchandiser is to multiply sample weight with 12pcs to know the weight of per dozen sweaters. Finally adding wastage percentage with that, can make the sweater consumption.

Normally the wastage percentage range is 10-20%. It should be noted that wastage percentage can vary depending on the types of yarn and styling of garments. In the case of cotton and acrylic, the range of wastage% is 5-7% and in the case of viscose, spandex, and wool it is 10-12%.


Buyer provides you a sample by mentioning the below information-

  • Yarn: 100% Acrylic, 2/36”S, 2ply
  • Sample Weight: 180gm
  • Knitting: 12 G/G, (2×2) Rib
  • Specifications: Plain knit placket, Slit, 2 pockets.

Now prepare the yarn consumption of the above sweater item.


Buyer provided sample weight- 180gm
Merchandiser made sample weight-190gm
Let, buyer, approved the sample weight and style according to the measurement chart.

Yarn needed per dozen garments = (190 × 12) = 2280gm= 5.03lb    (1lb= 453.6gm)
In the case of acrylic yarn, wastage% is 5-7%.

So, after adding wastage% total quantity of yarn needed per dozen garments is-,
= 5.03 + 6% (here, we accept 6% wastage)
= 5.33lbs per dozen

So, the Yarn needed per dozen clothing is 5.33lbs.


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