ok - I’m finally ready to cast on my first pair of socks LOL - after a ton of distractions doing other projects LOL
but my ? is this - I am using a sport/dk weight yarn instead of worsted (my goof - I thought it called for sport wt)
I did my gauge swatch last night! yaaayyyy!
I got 6 1/4 to 6 1/2 spi
the pattern calls for
GAUGE 22 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch and a cast on of 44 stitches.
so that is 5.5 spi
so my thoughts are at 5.5spi then 44 stitches = 8"
(which seems really small for a man’s sock but it says that it fits a mans foot 9-11)
so anyway - if I need 8" then at 6.25spi I would need to cast on 50 stitches or at 6.5 spi I’d need 52 stitches. (is that correct thinking?)
the pattern is worked in a multiple of 4 stitches so I’d need to either go with 48 or 52 stitches.
is this correct thinking?
My dh has an average 9 1/2 shoe size. I had his foot measurements but can’t find them right this second.
any suggestions on how many stitches to cast on?