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Old 02-19-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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Circular Needle Question
Is there any way to make the plastic cord between the needles on circulars less rigid? This is my first time not using addi turbos and I am surprised at how rigid and unpliable the cord is -- it seems to make knitting much more difficult.

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Old 02-19-2007, 06:53 PM   #2
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you can't how pliable they are, but you can 'de curl' them.

1--drop needle in small bowl of hot (from the kettle) water,
remove after a few seconds, with a cloth, dry and pull straight.

or

2 use a hair dryer to warm plastic and pulll straight (usefull if you have stitches on needles!)

when i learned to knit, circ's often had metal cables.. (i still have some circ's with metal cables, see my blog (i posted about my collection needles a few weeks ago)

after learning on them, anything is easy!
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