Can we talk about gauge? Gauge is a thing. These three slippers all have the same stitch count and all are knit with @raumagarn Strikkegarn, the only difference is the needle size.
Larsdatter on the left was knit on 3 mm needles and would fit a small foot (US 5-7). Ingeborg, in the middle, was knit on a 3.25 and would fit a medium foot (US size 7-9). By the way, Ingeborg is on gauge for the pattern at 24 stitches over 4 inches. And finally , Lotta was knit on a 3.5mm needle and would fit a larger foot (US 8-11) Remember that every knitter knits a bit differently. And the same stitches can make a slipper for an elf or a Hobbit. Swatch to control the size of slipper (or sweater or glove or hat) that you actually want to knit. That way you can knit for someone you love instead of giving it away to whomever it fits. Knowledge is power. Gauge is a thing. I know it’s hard to swatch when you are super excited to start. When I teach slippers in a class, I have them cast on the heel and use that as a swatch. If they are on gauge with the heel (for whatever size they want to make) then they are good to go. If not, they can move up or down a needle size . A ruler is a powerful tool. Use it. Count. Succeed. Gauge is a thing .
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