US 2792572 A
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May 21, 1957 s. ROSENBAUM x-:rAL 2,792,572
KNIT GARMENT Filed Nov. 15, 1954 United States Patent KNIT GARMENT Samuel Rosenbaum, Lawrence, and Richard Harvey, Baldwin, N. Y.
Application November 15, 1954, Serial No. 468,816 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-90) This invention relates to garments, and more particularly to Vgarments of knitted construction such as sweaters. It is an object of the invention to provide in a garment of this character, means located adjacent to the junction of the sleeves and body of the garment which will provide the appearance of a so-called fullfashioned garment or one in which shaping of the garment within one or more given areas is controlled by needle regulation during the knitting operation.
The invention relates particularly to a sweater which is commonly known in the trade as an interlock knit sweater. In the interlock knit sweater, the body and sleeves of the garment are made as separate parts, and the sleeves are sewn unto the body portion in the usual manner. 'Ihe machine upon which the interlock knit sweater is made, is not equipped to knit what is called in the trade a full fashioned garment or one in which shaping of the garment within one or more given areas is controlled by needle regulation during the knitting operation. The full fashioned garment usually consists of what is called a jersey knit and the garment has a ditferent appearance on the obverse and reverse sides, whereas, in the interlock knit fabric, the ribbing appears on both sides of the fabric.
The interlock knit fabric, however, is extremely elastic in Comparison to the full fashioned or jersey knit fabric, and unless this elasticity is properly controlled or regulated, it will result in an ill-fitting and sagging garment, particularly in the area of the shoulders and armpits.
It is an object of the invention to secure the abovementioned result by the placement of a plurality of spaced lines of chain stitching arranged transversely of each sleeve of the garment and on opposite sides of the overseam securing each sleeve to the garment body.
It is an object of the invention to provide the abovementioned stitching in a manner and at location which will produce the appearance and eiect of so-called narrowings as employed in full-fashioned knitting, thus improving the appearance of the garment, aiding in maintaining the shape of the same particularly at the armpit areas, and atfording a reinforcement against distortion and undesired stretch.
It is another object of the invention to provide a novel means of producing the above-described lines of chainstitching during fabrication of the garment, and to secure other desirable results which fill be apparent to those skilled in this art.
With these and other objects to be hereinafter described in view, we have devised the arrangement of parts and steps to be set forth in detail in the following specification and appended claim.
In the accompanying drawings, wherein an illustrative embodiment of the invention is disclosed,
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a knitted garment, such as a sweater, constructed in accordance with the invention;
2,792,572 Patented May 21, 19577 Fig. 2 is a face view of a portion of the back ofthe sweater;
Fig. 3 shows a portion of the sweater before one of the side seams has been formed;
Fig. 4 isa view of one of the sleeves in raised position to show one of the armpit areas of the sweater;
Fig. 5 shows chain stitching as used in carrying out the described embodiment of the invention;
Fig. 6 is a cross-section of the sweater when taken along lines 6-6 of Fig. 3 and shows the construction of the overseam or overedge seam between the body and sleeve portions of the sweater.
in Fig. l of the drawing is shown a knitted garment, such as a sweater of conventional form, having a front panel 1 and a rear panel 2, the panels being joined together by suitable seaming including the side seams 3 and 4 and top seams 16. The sleeves are indicated at 5 and 6, and each sleeve may be provided with the usual integral knitted cuil 7. Each sleeve is connected to the body of the garment at the sleeve opening by the overseam indicated at S, which seam is curved in the manner seen in the drawing, and the bottom of the sleeve is closed by continuations 9 of the side seams 3 and 4.
Provided at the armpit areas of the garment are lines of stitching indicated respectively at 10 and 11. lt will be observed that these lines of stitching are located at the opposite sides of the overseams S and are spaced away from the same for a short distance, and extend parallel to the overseam for a substantial portion of its length. The two lines of stitching 10 and 11 extend through the armpit areas of the garment and terminate below the shoulder line 12, as will be clearly apparent from Figs. l and 2. As indicated in Fig. 6 the Seam bef tween body 1 and the sleeve 6 may comprise a simple over-edge or overseam 8,' wherein the stitching 20 is used to draw the two adjacent edge portions of the body and sleeve together.
The lines of stitching 10 and 11 are preferably composed of machine-produced chain-stitches, one example of the type used being indicated at 15 in Fig. 5. An equivalent type of stitching might be used, and of a nature which will slightly pucker the garment around each of the stitches so that these lines of stitching 10 and 11, located close to the arm-encircling seams or overseams 8, will present the appearance of the narrowings employed in full-fashioned knitting and thus enhance the appearance of the garment adjacent to the junctions of the sleeves S and 6 with the body of the garments and create the appearance of a full fashioned sweater.
At the same time, these lines of stitching 10 and 11 will tend to restrain transverse expansion of the knitting in and around the armpit areas of the garments, thus preventing the garment from sagging in these areas, and provide proper and smooth fit in these areas where the same is required.
In producing the lines of stitching 10 and 11, the front and back panels i and 2 of the garment, being then connected together by the top seam 16, are arranged in opened-up or at condition, as shown in Fig. 3. The lines of stitching 16 and 11 are then run downwardly towards the edges 17 and 18 of the garment from a point approximately 2 inches from the top seam 16, and then the edges 17 and 1S are sewed together by the side seams 3 and 4 as well as the seams 9. When the side seams 3 and 4 are thus produced, the ends of the stitching 10 and 11 will be caught by and locked in the seams 3 and 4 and thus held from inadvertent unlocking.
While we have herein described the garment to which the present invention is applied, as being a sweater, it will be understood that the same may be used in con- 2,792,572k i j Y 3 4 y s nection with other knitted garments, as will be apparent nected in the said seam, said lines of chain stitching exto those skilled in this art. Y tending in part through the armpit area of the sweater, Having described a single embodiment of the invention, the said sleeve and body being lightly puckered along itis obvious that ,the same is not tobe restricted thereto, the lines of said chain stitching.
but is broad enough to cover all structures coming within 5 the scope of the annexed claim, References Cited in the le of this patent Vhatkvg'e Claim is: th' h d b b d UNITED STATES PATENTS n a it sweater of e c aracter escri ed, a o y,
a sleeve attached to the body by a sleeve encircling seam, 2609541 Kap 1an Sept 9' 1952 a line of chain-stitching extending along each of the op- 10 FOREIGN PATENTS poste sides of said seam and parallel thereto, and said 702,446 Great Britain Jam 13, 1954 lines of chain stitching being spaced from said seam and from the edge of the body and the edge of the sleeve con-