View Full Version : straightening circular cord

04-23-2005, 09:09 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to straighten the cord on bamboo circulars? Can I boil the needles or just the cord?

04-23-2005, 09:32 PM
Nevermind! I just found on this blog (http://nakeidknits.com/nakeidknits/archive/2005/02/23/651.aspx) that if you boil the bamboo there's a good chance the needles will expand. Soooo instead, I just boiled water, removed the pan from the stove, and soaked the cord into the hot water. Then I just stretched the cord for a little while. Voila!!! Sraight-ish cord! :thumbsup:

04-23-2005, 09:32 PM
I remember seeing that Q answered somewhere here, Danielle.....you may want to try a search of "straighten cords"

04-24-2005, 12:12 AM
U don't always have to boil the water. I've found that if I fill my sink with all hot water and drop the circs in for a few minutes, then they straighten right out