Re: [Czechlist] TERM: guage
- In a message dated 4/1/01 11:27:15 PM, kzgafas@... writes:
>Packaging: Shrinkwrap 14" 180 guageIt's a misprint of "gauge". It's the thickness of the shrinkwrap.
- Kostas Zgafas wrote:
> Packaging: Shrinkwrap 14" 180 guageI thought it might be interesting to some to mention what thickness 180
gauge is in terms of a more conventional measure of length. Here's the
Webster's definition (What else could you expect from me?):
"the fineness of a knitted fabric as expressed in loops per every 1.5
in. (3.8 cm): 15 denier, 60 gauge stockings"
So 180 gauage corresponds to 0.008333333... inches or 0.211666666...
millimetres. I believe that <gauage> is used in the same way not only in
the knitting industry.