I am an Elizabeth Zimmerman-style loose knitter and I frequently go down a needle size or two to get the stitch gauge I want. Unfortunately, the stitches I create on my wooden needles are usually shallow for the row gauge. So I have a tendency to knit wide, shallow stitches on small needles. It’s a problem when I’m making a sweater or a hat.
I read on a blog that changing the material of needles might help! So perhaps something with more friction, like bamboo? Any advice is welcome!