I'm scared of socks. I have been, and I probably will be forever. That's never going to change, although fear may evolve into cautious understanding (Huh... sounds like most of my previous relationships...).
Anyway, I am currently working on a pair. Well, one at a time, but you know what I mean. I'm doing the entrelac pattern in Son of a Stitch and Bitch, and it seems pretty good so far. It's also my first attempt at entrelac, picking up stitches, and working with self-striping yarn. Needless to say, it's a bit of a journey.
My question is this -- when I did my initial swatch, I used size 1's like they called for. My god, was that hell! I don't know how you fellas do all that lace and what not... I'm not used to knitting on anything in the single digits at all! Anyway, the gauge was somewhere around 13 sts to 1 1/2" "in entrelac". I mean, what the hell? not even to the inch, but to the inch and a half, in ENTRELAC. After some (probably) inaccurate figuring, I decided I would move up to size 2's, which was a bit more comforting. Now that I've gotten a significant portion of my sock complete (top down), I am second guessing it. It seems to be slightly too big... but I can't tell!
Has anyone done this sock before? Will I have to rip it all out and start over? Will Lassie tell Farmer John that Timmy is stuck in a well before he hypothermia sets in?