The funny thing about needle sizes, is that once you've used one size for awhile, anything else will feel odd until you adjust to it again.
In August, I was knitting baby socks on size 2 and 3 needles with fingering weight yarn and they felt "normal".
After I'd finished three pair of them, I started on some doubleknit potholders in ktichen cotton with size 5s. The needles felt HUGE
for about the first 5 or 6 rows, then I got used to it. From there I went on to placemats with the same yarn on size 10s and again there was a period of adjustment for several rows, and one round of
Then I got my Knitpicks order
and started on the famous CLOGS!
They are on size 13 needles with a double strand of worsted weight yarn. Initially, I thought I was knitting with broomsticks!, but they soon became second nature. After three pairs of these, I picked up the size 10s with one strand of worsted again, and it felt like I was knitting with sewing needles and thread they were so tiny!
After seven or eight rows last night, I finally stopped dropping needles and yarn again. Your hands will eventually get used to it. I've been knitting for years, and I just wanted you to know that switching around feels awkward for most of us at times!
It IS a great help when your using a needle size at least somewhat appropriate for the yarn weight, but finding something that feels "right" for you is the most important, especially at the beginning!
Hang in there, and we're around if you need encouragement!
Happy Knitting :XX: :XX: