Right Needle size?

I want to make these gloves http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/13025-popup.html but it calls for a size 13 needle…doesn’t that seem huge?

http://www.sizes.com/tools/knitting_needles.htm

According to this chart, an old UK size 13 would be compatible with a US size 1.

Thank you…that makes perfect sense! I knew there was an explanation!

Hey, I wanna see the ones made with size 13 needles. That would be a HOOT!