Anyone ever work with US 35 needles? Yikes! I knew a pattern I had been waiting to knit called for them, so I bought them when Hobby Lobby had their 1/2 off sale. I thought I’d finally get a gauge swatch going today (yes, I am actually doing one! I figure in a garment where there is ~1 spi, that being 1 or 2 off might actually matter!) and I am seeing a couple of issues. First the gauge called for is 5st and 8 rows for 4"…I am getting 6.5-7spi on the 35’s…so I need BIGGER needles!!! Also, the yarn is slightly thick/thin so is is a little tough to get a “perfect” read on the gauge and despite slipping the end stitches, the sides are looking a bit messy to me. AND, the pattern calls for regular 35’s and 35 DPN’s…but now after reading the pattern, it could really all be done in the round (which I prefer anyway).
Soooooooooo…anyone know of a good source for size 36-40 circulars that won’t cost me many many $$$$$?