I;m swatching to determine the right size needle for a pair of women’s socks in KP Dancing (the stuff with the elastic in it). The pattern calls for size 3 dpns. I was getting almost ten stitches/inch; I’ve upsized to 4’s, and 5’s and still not getting 8st/in. I didn’t think I knitted that tightly.
How big is too big for the needle/pattern Everything I’ve read said smaller is better for socks as they will be more durable. It seems that 6’s will be too loose a fabric. Couild the elastic be the culprit? Maybe it’s distorting the swatch? (Which I’m knitting flat with the dpns using 28 stitches and maybe working 1to2 inches.)
I’ve never had this much trouble trying to come up with the right size needle.
BTW, I’m not concerned with row count; just stitch count.