I’ve recently got into knitting socks. I made two pairs using worsted weight yarn and size 6 needles and they turned out fine. So I decided to move onto sock weight yarn and size 1 needles (2.25mm, since i usually have to go 1-2 sizes down because i knit really loose and most patterns/sock yarns uses needles size 1-3).
I have two different sock yarns, the bernat sox and lion brand sock ease. I noticed that the sock ease swatch i made seems a lot looser than the sox swatch that the fabric seems to be too thin and have “holes”, the sox swatch seems fine. The sox yarn does seem a bit thicker than sock ease by touching.
I’m not sure if this difference is from the yarn or somehow i knit more loose with a wool yarn than acrylic.
Now my questions are, should I invest in a pair of even smaller knitting needles so I can knit the lion brand sock ease yarn into socks? Since the needles can be quite expensive. If yes then is it more safe to go with size 00 than 0? The owner at yarn store near where I live mentioned something about continental knitters knit a bit loose in general, has anyone heard of that saying? What sizes does everyone here use to knit socks? I just really don’t like how the swatch is so loose that it seems to be “full of holes”.