What I find interesting is that my yarn is really thin, not bulky. Here is a linkto what I want to use. And the pattern doesn't look all that lacy.
I was going to use the yarn for a different pattern and it didn't seem to work for it either. When I use large needles I just get huge stitches with huge holes.
Hummm, it is normal to use larger needles for this type of yarn. :?? I am going to see what gauge I get on the 8's and also as you suggested the 11's.