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Old 07-20-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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Unwinding circular needles
I got a GREAT deal on some circular bamboo needles in various sizes. I really enjoy the feel of the bamboo but fight the plastic tubing the whole time I'm knitting. Is there a "trick" to straightening the tubes?
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:59 PM   #2
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Often, soaking the cable part in hot water helps it to relax. I pass the plastic cable throught the steam from a whistling kettle, but be careful not to burn your fingers!
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #3
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Hanging them after they're straightened out will probably help. Something like this:
http://www.patternworks.com/productdetail/900021.htm
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