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Old 08-20-2010, 12:32 AM   #5
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I think all of my babbling has disguised my real question/concern, I apologize.

I've started one now, though, also, so I have something concrete to work with now.

My gauge is 100% spot on, 8/inch in stockinette, 10/inch in cable, just as written. I opted for the larger size because of the cables, so that's 44 sts in cable pattern (approx 4-1/2 inches) and 36 sts in stockinette (approx 4-1/2 inches) for a total of 9 inches. I am almost half way up the foot and trying it on, it feels absolutely enormous on me, which has been my problem in the past when trying to knit socks in "my size." Assuming I am measuring the correct part of my foot to get this 10-1/2 inch diameter, it would seem to me that a 9" sock would fit me properly, that is really where my problem lies. So my real question is how are handknit socks *supposed* to fit and if, for whatever reason, I fancy 8" diameter socks even though my feet are huge, is that going to make every pattern I ever try to work look all yucky and/or be bad for the wear of the sock?

Thanks again, sorry to be a PITA.
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