I always have to go up a needle size--I don't even bother to try with the one the pattern calls for. I've read of people that have to go up 2 or 3 needle sizes (or down). Try a swatch in pattern with the larger needles and see if you like the way it looks. Otherwise maybe you can try to make a larger size, but there's no guideline of how much larger you should go. :thinking:
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