I want to try mittens and got some great instructions from a woman on Ravelry. I actually found a knitting store about 40 miles from me and picked out some yarn and they gave me a pattern. She said to start out with 8US needles, which is suggested for the yarn and go from there. It actually takes about 10 1/2 needles to get a decent gauge. It is weird, because the loops are big until I slip them off the pointed needle. Will this work for the mittens? I don't want to start it and then end up having to frog it because of the needle size. Any help will be appreciated.