I had to play around with the gague a lot because my yarn is thick and thin. I decrease the cast on stitches to 36 intead of 40. I probably could have gone with even less. The first one in the picture above is a little loose, not to bad, but would have preferred a tighter fit. the second it coming out just right. They knit up quite fast so maybe I'll just unravel this one and do it again.