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    Fabric weight in U.S.

    I want to make myself a Hammock sock and am not sure about the necessary weight of the fabric.
    In the various websites weights are between 1.1 and 1.90z.
    Per square-yard or maybe ....square-inch?
    I can get this:
    http://www.shelby.fi/catalog/product...roducts_id=135
    but want to translate the weights.
    (Strange, but true: I have to order this germany-made product in Finnland, because its not available in its country of origin)
    Who can enlighten me, please.

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    The U.S. weights are 'per square yard'.
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    Those numbers are per square yard...

    Metric weight is grams per square meter as you know...

    A square meter is roughly 1.17 square yards and a gram is roughly 0.035 oz....

    so 75g/m^2 is about 2.24 oz (per square yard)

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    Thank you very much!!!

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    Thanks. I guessed the same, but it's nice to be certain.

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    I guess I should also mention that nominal weights aren't always "real" weights...



    Marketing gets in there too....

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