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alayna
05-20-2011, 01:47 PM
ok this pattern has been driving me nuts.

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90491AD.html?noImages=&r=1

im not using the same yarn, im using Bernatt softee baby, which is a sport/d.k yarn (because the person im knitting for wants pink and blue socks) ive done gauge. it seemed fine, but the 64 sts looks way too big when i was knitting which is why i stopped and got frustrated. help.

suzeeq
05-20-2011, 02:51 PM
Check again over what you've knitted to make sure you're getting 7 sts per inch. That's what the gauge is and on 64 sts would be a skosh over 9" around, 4" with the tube laid flat to measure. It could be your yarn is a little thicker than what's used in the pattern. You might need to go down a needle size too.

salmonmac
05-20-2011, 06:05 PM
Softee Baby is 22sts/4" or 5.5 per inch which is quite different from the pattern gauge. Did you check the gauge in the round too?

Jan in CA
05-20-2011, 08:30 PM
28 stitches per inch is about fingering weight. Unless you resize the sock they're going to be too large. Personally I'd look for a sock that is made for the yarn weight/gauge that you have.