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Old 02-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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circular needle cable too tight
I have a new circular needle. The cable is tightly curled. How can I relax it? Thank you.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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One of the easiest things to do is to put it into very hot water (or the steam from a kettle) for a few seconds, being careful not to burn your fingers. Check and see if it has relaxed and if not, repeat.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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Yes, put the cord only, not the joins or tips, into the hot water, hold it there a minute or so, then let it cool while holding it out straight. It may need a coupla baths, but that should help it a lot.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:05 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Yes, put the cord only, not the joins or tips, into the hot water, hold it there a minute or so, then let it cool while holding it out straight. It may need a coupla baths, but that should help it a lot.
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