Hard Pencils, for example 3H or 4H, are best for patternmaking.  The harder the pencil, the finer the line.

Soft pencils make thicker lines and tend to smudge, which makes the lines less precise and leaves more margin for error.

Some patternmaking books recommend mechanical pencils, but I find them hard to work with and so I prefer normal pencils.

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