I started a new sewing project in an effort to not knit on my Thermal (and because I like sewing). That works. I also thought I'd swatch a project on bigger needles. My next project should be Apres Surf Hoodie, but that knits up on size 1s or 2s also and won't alleviate hand pain. I decided to unearth my supply of apple green Tess Microfiber Ribbon and see if it would work as a Simple Fitted Bodice.
I get gauge of 20 sts/4" on size 8 needles and that doesn't seem to bug my fingers. I found that my bust measurement falls between two sizes of the SFB pattern and I'll need to calculate my own personal size. Dang. It's just an easy top down sweater so it's not too hard to do the math, just annoying. I'll just write my own pattern and add the lace bit in the midsection. Hopefully that won't look heinous in the ribbon yarn, but I'm willing to rip it all out if it does. I'd cross my fingers but they're kind of sore.