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Old 12-28-2007, 07:36 PM   #1
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Straightening circular needle cords?
I just bought new circular needles (clover bamboo ones) and the plastic cord is super spiral-y. How can you best straighten them out a bit before knitting?

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Old 12-28-2007, 07:43 PM   #2
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Hold the cable cord in a bowl of hot water for about a minute and then run through fingers to straighten. That's about the easiest I know of.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:04 PM   #3
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I buy the Clover bamboo and that's what I do run them under hot water.

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Old 12-28-2007, 10:07 PM   #4
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The addi turbos don't have that problem.

The ones I got at Walmart do. I hadn't thought of putting them in warm water.
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Hold the cable cord in a bowl of hot water for about a minute and then run through fingers to straighten. That's about the easiest I know of.

I did this yesterday, and was so happy to see the cord uncurl.
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:35 AM   #6
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Haha! Stupid old twirly cords.
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