Do you know the string knit gloves?
When talking about glove gauges, we’re referring to string-knit gloves. The gauge refers to
the needles per inch. So a 7-gauge glove indicates that there are seven stitches knitted per
inch of glove. The higher the number — 10-gauge, 13-gauge or 15-gauge — the more stitches
that are knitted per inch. As the number of stitches per inch increase, the glove’s gauge
increases as well. But as the amount of yarn increases, the thickness of yarn will decrease.
Each gauge of string-knit has its benefits and drawbacks. We’ll explore each the major
gauges more in-depth,.
7-gauge are the heaviest weight gloves, they will be the thickest knit and offer the highest
protection compared to other gauges. When string-knit gloves first came on the market as an
alternative to leather, 7-gauge was the only option.
10-gauge is a medium weight string knit glove, they won’t be as thick as a 7-gauge glove
and can be coated for added grip.
The sizing of the stitches between a 13 and 15-gauge glove becomes less noticeable. At these
sizes, it's hard to tell the difference between them without having the gloves side-by-side.
These are lightweight gloves which provide the highest dexterity and best tactile feel.
Thinner gloves may not have as long of a life because of the yarns lower resistance.
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