OK, so I’m trying to get started on another pair of socks (two at a time, toe up). The yarn I’m using is new to me, Plymouth Happy Feet, so I did numerous swatches. Based on that I decided to proceed as I’ve done before:
Gauge: 9 spi
Total stitches: 72
Pattern: Waffle Rib (two rows of k2, p2; knit two rows)
They’re too big! As I said, everything is the same as I’ve successfully used for socks before, except the yarn. I’ve even used the Waffle Rib pattern before and the socks fit fine. Is it the yarn? Even though the gauge is the same, can a different yarn affect the size?
The socks are now in a temporary time-out until I decide how to proceed. I’d really like to use this Plymouth yarn as the color is ideal.