I’m ready to start on the Tree of Life afghan (Lion Brand-full size version) because I’ve really been working on my stitches and feel I’m ready to tackle it because I believe I can learn a lot from this pattern. It might be too ambitious, but I’d like to try. I’m still not adept at gauging proper needles for my projects though. The pattern calls for a size 8 or whatever size needed for gauge. For those familiar with this pattern, what length should the straight needles be? And is it better to knit this pattern circularly? I understand you would do the opposite of the graphs/pattern and go backwards for every written WS row if you stay working RS only while knitting circularly. If circular needles would be a plus, what length cable would be best?
P.S.: I’ve searched and searched but I’m running into a problem when I add “needle” to “Tree of Life” in my search, it hits on a lot of people’s signatures instead of post content. When I google that phrase, I come up with a million different pattern postings, lol.
Thanks in advance :???: