Every piece of Cocoa knitwear is described as a lightweight (12GG), medium weight (7GG) or a heavier weight knit (5GG). But what do we actually mean by this? Simply put, the lower the gauge the heavier the knit, and the higher the gauge the finer the knit.
What Does Gauge Mean?
The gauge (or GG) refers to the number of stitches per inch. Our 12 gauge knitwear is made on a machine with thinner needles, and fewer ends of yarn than our 7 or 5 gauge knitwear.
Our standard knitwear is 12 gauge; perfect for all year wear. Whereas our heavier weight knits (7 gauge and 5 gauge) contain more cashmere and are suitable for the colder months. Most garments are knitted in our standard 12GG, 7GG and 5GG, but some styles are referred to as being knitted at looser or tighter tensions. Altering the tension changes the appearance and feel of the knitwear.
Our yarn is the same quality whatever the weight, only the amount of yarn used increases/decreases based on the gauge.
COCOA STANDARD LIGHTWEIGHT YARN
COCOA STANDARD MEDIUM WEIGHT YARN