Sophie is VERY easy to translate into more sts for a smaller gauge....the decreases happen at the corners no matter how many you CO, so if you wanted to swatch that yarn single, on say, 9's, I bet you'd be safe.
Nobody tells us how to be men. We just are.
According to Wikipedia, the online dictionary:
"Originally a male-only occupation, the first knitting trade guild was started in Paris in 1527. Knitting became a household occupation with the growing popularity of knitted stockings and by the end of the 1600s, one to two million pairs of stockings were exported from Britain to other parts of Europe."