I said it a thousand times and will say it again: I prefer circs over straigth needles any day. In fact I do not own working straight needles anymore! (for ages)
just pretend to use them as if the stitches would not possibly slide to the other side (but only onto the cable for storage).
you get to the end of the row: you just turn around and work the other way. No sliding the stitches anywhere.
the needle size is answered and I bet you'll be back, happy you tried it out!
It is way more ergonomic and helps you not to tense up.
Continental Knitter with passion, pretty busy and always onto something new.
I have been away from the forum for a bit, but I am still around!