Ok - so I did a gauge swatch for the Knitty Thuja Socks
the pattern calls for
22 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (5.5spi / 9rpi)
on US 6 needles.
the pattern also says
Sized to fit a man’s foot 9-11 (for snugger fit, simply go down one needle size)
so I did my gauge swatch on size US 3 needles.
I got 24 sts / 32 rows = 4" (6spi / 8 rpi)
so while I think that my spi may be fine - may be I am not sure!
I don’t understand why my rpi would be less than what they’re saying to get using a larger needle?
my logic is that the bigger the needle the fewer rows per inch. and the smaller the needle the more rows per inch.
however, I’ve gone to a smaller needle and still aren’t getting as many rows per inch as they say I should get?
do you think the gauge I’m getting is fine since I’m using US 3 needles?
why am I getting fewer rows per inch than the pattern calls for even though I’m using a size smaller needle?