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Old 03-31-2007, 08:53 PM   #1
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n00b sock question
I'm knitting my first sock with actual sock yarn and US 2 needles. Everything's going good. I just wanted to ask, is it normal for the sock to start off looking really small? I mean, the pattern's cuff down, and I'm a few rows in, and right now the circumfrence doesn't seem large enough. I'm probably just worrying over nothing, but, I wanted to make sure it all works out.
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Old 03-31-2007, 10:16 PM   #2
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Is it ribbed? If so, try pulling on it to stretch it out and looking at it. My ribbed socks always start out looking waaaay too small.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:55 AM   #3
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I have that visual issue with every pair I knit. They always look way too small even though it's the "same" yarn and same needles and same number of CO sts.
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:17 AM   #4
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My first pair of socks was actually too small for me, but I checked the gauge and everything.
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:39 AM   #5
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With size 2 needles, your cast on should be between 64-72 sts. Depending on your foot size/ankle size , I usually do 72 with fingering weight yarn, I wear a ladies size 8.5 shoes. My socks always start out looking small, but depending on fiber (I did a 100% merino pair) they stretched a lot so I am glad I did them small. You don't want the too loose or you get that slouchy look and they always feel funny..
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