I read somewhere that when knitting socks it's a good idea to use a smaller needle size than the yarn label says to. This to make the sock firmer, I guess.
Would this be the case if I bought a yarn called "sock yarn"? Or would the gauge be adapted to sock knitting?
The label calls for 5.5mm dpns and I have 5mm ones at home. Would you use the fives or go buy something a little smaller to "adjust for knitting socks"?
Thanks in advance!