Have Y'all Ever Done This?

I finished the first in a pair of fan lace socks. It’s a tad big (around-wise, that is). I typically have to go up two needle sizes to get gauge, so I automatically did this as well…yeah, yeah, bad girl for not doing a proper gauge. But I thought that the lace pattern would make it tighter…it was the other way around, I think. Plus, this was my first “official” toe-up sock, so I didn’t really know what to expect.

My first thought/hope was that maybe the sock will shrink a little, but it’s a cotton blend, with the cotton part only constituting 34% (It’s Regia), so it probably won’t shrink.

Anyway, I’m thinking about doing the second sock in the proper needle size. If it comes out okay, I’m thinking about frogging the first sock :wall: and re-doing it.

Have y’all ever done this? What do you think?

Well, you’re not going to wear a sock that’s too big. I’d do the gauge swatch, get the needle size, do sock 2 in that needle size, and once you’re sure it fits, frog the other one.

I think you’re on the right track. If the second one fits, frog the first. I made one pair of socks that was too big and I never wear them. So you might as well make 3 socks and wear them!


I will never “not” wear my socks.

Learning to make socks is an interesting learning process. First, you have to get comfortable using DPNs (or whatever needles you use). Then it takes a while to understand the actual construction of the socks. Then you start figuring out ways to customize (other than regular mistakes :wink: ) your socks.

I think it will be interesting to see the difference between a sock knitted on size 1 versus size 3 needles.

I have figured out that if I’m going to knit a 12-stitch pattern, the number of CO is going to be higher, hence I need a smaller needle to accommodate the number of stitches. I’m usually a tight knitter, which is why I go up in size. But I also think that my tension is starting to loosen up a bit.

Anyhow, I’ll go ahead and change needle size and see what happens. Guess my kids are not going to get their bathroom rug (my next project) just yet. :teehee:

Thanks for the advice. As always, y’all are the best! :muah: