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kajomo 02-09-2007 12:29 PM

Circular needle question
 
Is there anything you can do to keep the cables from curling? I have tried hot water but they still keep curling. It is making me NUTS! :wall:

Thanks!

Karen

Old Knitter 02-09-2007 01:16 PM

I warmed mine in hot water then put them in a book as you would a bookmark with the needles sticking out and they did striaghten quite a bit. Get them into the book before they cool off.

Yarnlady 02-10-2007 08:56 AM

I also suggest storing them hanging rather than curled up. I hang mine over a hook so the weight of the needles + gravity over time helps them stay straight. :teehee:

kajomo 02-11-2007 08:08 PM

Thanks ladies. Didn't think about putting them in a book! Good idea!

JoeE 02-12-2007 08:09 PM

Silver had a suggestion in another topic about circular needles. Dunk the cables in boiling water for a few seconds and then stretch them (gently) while you run them under cold water. Worked like a charm for me.


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