I don't have a cable needle in the right size , 1 large one and 1 small one and the yarn is a chunky, would I use the large one or would it make the
cable stitches too "fat: or should I use a double pointed needle close to the size of the needle I am working with?
It scares me that the double pointed needle would let the yarn slip off while I working the stitches.
I use a bamboo straight double point needle. The stitches do not slip off and it works just great. Just choose one that's close to the same size that you're working with.