I’ve been knitting for a few years now, mostly did scarfs and purses… things I didn’t worry too much about gauge… Now that I am more in to socks and hats etc… things that actually have to fit someone, I am finding that I have a serious problem with NEVER getting the right gauge.
If the pattern says 5 st.= 1 inch… I use the same needles the pattern says and the same weight yarn and my gauge is off. I change to the next size up or down and it’s still off…
also, in the rare chance i do get the proper gauge I knit the socks and they still are the wrong size.
my questions are
Is it possible that I knit so differently than every knitter in the world and may never find the right gauge to knit a pair of socks that would fit a human foot?
Is it possible that cheap yarn gives you a different gauge than good wool yarn that I cannot afford, that most patterns I want to knit call for?
is there any help for me?