I am currently working on a bag pattern using circular needles, size 10 1/2, 24" long. I love working with them, but it seems like the join (I think that's what it's called) is a stumbling block for the yarn. I have to stop every ten or so stitches and force it over the hump. The loops are big enough, as I've learned to loosen my knitting, but they all bottle-neck right where the wire joins the needles. Anyone else have this problem, or know of needles that are a smoother join? Thanks in advance; I tried googling but to no avail.