Not offered to me, but by me!
There was a recent discussion on the Ample Knitters list about a pattern on the Garn Studio website. The flurry of emails was in response to an American contributor assuming that the measurements given were in inches. Being British I feel as if I’m in something of a unique position; I am fairly fluent in both metric and imperial.
For knitting, large distances and cooking I’m imperial. For small measurements, science-stuff, sewing and vast distances (space and the like) I’m metric. With this in mind, I will present a quick “How To” between inches and centimeters.
This is a very rough ‘n’ ready guide and should be used as such!
1″ = 2.5 cm
4″ = 10 cm
6″ = 15 cm
12″ = 30 cm
44″ = 120 cm
There are 10 millimetres (mm) in 1 centimetre (cm) and 100 centimetres in 1 metre.
g = gram
kg = kilogram (1000 grams)
2 oz = 50g (v. approx. – it’s more like 55g)
4 oz = 100g (again more like 110g but it’s close enough!)
18 oz = 500 g
35 oz = 1000g = 1kg
Let me know if you found this helpful at all, or if you’d like me to do more maths-stuff!
Thrilling – no?
Progess on the above items isn’t a great as you’d imagine becuase I’m currently working on three design items: 1 on the needles, 1 ready to go, and 1 on paper only (but the yarn is ready). I’m not ready to show anything yet, but once I learn their fate, I’ll let you know! I’ve learnt the hard way that I’m best designing and making something, then writting up the pattern and then submitting it.
Why yes, Cindy, we do wear knotted handkerchiefs! In fact, under the bowler hats we have to wear by law, we all have one of these. David Beckam has a hand-printed silk one!
(Tongue firmly in cheek – and we won the Ashes! Yes, I know that you guys have won it for the past twenty years, but that’s not stopped us crowing about 1966, so even when you win it back next year, it won’t matter!)
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