gg und 8er

English translation: gauge (knitting - abbreviation)

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German term or phrase:gg
English translation:gauge (knitting - abbreviation)
Entered by: Sarah Downing

22:30 May 13, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / Material/Gewebedichte
German term or phrase: gg und 8er
Es stehen Angaben zu jedem Kleidungsstück - z.B. 100% VW/21 gg. WV steht für "virgin wool/Schurwolle" und ich gehe davon aus, dass gg für "grams per gram" steht, aber da bin ich mir nicht wirklich sicher.

Bei anderen Angaben steht z.B. 65% WV, 35% PAN/8er - worauf mag sich 8er beziehen und wie soll ich es im Englischen schreiben?

Vielen, vielen Dank im Voraus für irgendwelche Hilfe. Eigentlich habe ich recht viel Erfahrung mit Textilübersetzungen, aber diese war so technisch (und dann auch noch Männeranzüge ... ein Thema für sich!), dass es fast weh tat.
Sarah Downing
Local time: 20:57
gg - gauge
Explanation:
I think that gg. is gauge (my mother is a knitter, so...). 8er may also be 8 gauge, though I am much less sure of that...

HTH

Nick
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Nicholas Pain
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:57
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Thank you very much
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gg - gauge


Explanation:
I think that gg. is gauge (my mother is a knitter, so...). 8er may also be 8 gauge, though I am much less sure of that...

HTH

Nick

Nicholas Pain
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:57
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you very much

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agree  ciliegina: gg= gauge, see Hohenadel/Relton Textile dictionary
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