I learned to knit last winter and, after a few months knitting scarves and a few hats, I have suddenly discovered a previously dormant desire to knit socks. I’m partway through my first sock now.
I’m using Koigu (which I got as a gift, and now I’m afraid I’m being spoiled, making my first sock out of this stuff) with size 3 dpns (as recommended by the ball band and an LYS. I get a bit more than 8 stitches per inch. Is this quite tight? Through google, I’ve gotten that impression. I ask more out of curiosity than anything.
My ribbing for the cuff looks so awful. The stitches look stretched/distorted wherever knit stitches meet purl stitches. They get a bit straighter if I tug lightly on them, but I haven’t ever seen anyone else have this problem with ribbing. I’ve had the same problem knitting hats with ribbing. Does anyone know what causes this? What’s the secret to neat-looking ribbing?