I'm brand new to these forums and I have to say, they pretty much rock!
So, I'm hoping to get some clarity.
I have been attempting to knit my first sock for a week now, got almost all the way done with it (a knitpicks sideways knit sock) only to find out that 'women's medium' is super tiny, at least in this pattern.
I didn't measure my feet before hand, but as I'd never had any problems with store bought socks, I was just kind of hoping women's medium might fit. Oh, how I was wrong. If I closed up the tube with the kitchener like I'm supposed to they wouldn't even go half way around. Maybe they'd fit a child... but I also found, I have pretty wide/fat feet after measuring.
I did swatch and I got the pattern gauge but eh, that was a long time before I actually began the socks and I can't find the swatch... plus I'm looking at not only frogging this sock and retrying that, but using a basic toe up pattern in some other yarn which I also have to swatch for.
My question is this - I seem confused when it comes to swatching for socks. Is there anything that needs to be done different for swatching on DPNS/circulars?