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Old 11-13-2010, 10:16 PM   #1
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Kinks in circular needles
How do you get the kinks out of circular knitting needles (the portion that is flexible)? I am continuously unbending the curl, but that is time-consuming, annoying, and also slows up my speed.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:10 PM   #2
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I don't use those kind preferring the more flexible cables of Knitpicks Options Interchangeables, but I've heard that dipping them in hot water and stretching them out helps.
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Also, winding the needle up to fit it in the original package/pouch makes it retain that curl. So, I also recommend getting one of those circular needle storage hangers that allows each needle to hang on a nice arc. That can help after you have gotten the curl to relax with the hot water trick.
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If the curl is just too long and gets in the way, use a clip clothespin on the curl to weigh it down.
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Thank you again for your help...I will definitely try the interchangeables. Meanwhile I will use the hot water technique.
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Thank you sooo much - you saved the day.
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If the curl is just too long and gets in the way, use a clip clothespin on the curl to weigh it down.
Thank you....I will try the clothes pin technique on large sweaters.
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I warm a container of water in the microwave, about the same as a really hot cup of coffee, dunk the cable part into the water for a minute or so and hold it by one needle till it cools. Works a treat.
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