To convert from Cottons Patent gauge (G*, needles per 1- inch) to V-bed gauge (E, needles per inch)
1 Convert from 1- inches to 1 inch needle bed width.
2 In the gauge range G9 and below, reduce the resultant E gauge by 1. Above G 9 reduce the resultant E gauge by 2. This is to fit commercial practice in flat knitting, where a slightly coarser gauge is preferred.
Example: Convert G9 and G21 fully-fashioned (needles per 1- inches) to V-bed flat E gauge (npi)
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