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Old 07-18-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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clover bamboo circs :S
ok, so I have some bamboo circs and I do like them, but....
They don't seem to slide well where the cord meets the needle. Are all wood/ circ needles like this? Is there anything I can do to help them slide more?

PS I am getting a pointer finger blister from pulling up the stitches :(

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Old 07-18-2009, 04:56 PM   #2
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I am not sure but try a bit of bees wax. It might help. For finger pointer blister a band aid but after that try a leather thimble that is used in quilting.
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Maybe you knit tight? The sts should move easily from the cord to the needle with only an occasional snag on the join. I have the same size clovers and don't have a problem with them.
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:06 PM   #4
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if i am knitting tight how can I loosen up? I am knitting continental now so a change in my tension is very possible...
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Experiment with different methods of holding your yarn; videos on Youtube show dozens of different people knitting and one of their methods may work. If you're in the habit of pulling on the yarn after you've made a stitch, stop. Making the next st tightens up the previous one.
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i normally knit english and tried continental and my tension got much tighter. have you tried english?
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That is the main reason I don't like bamboo circs. I always use Bamboo dpns but have never found a circ that didn't have a "sticky" join.
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I second Ginny's comment. However, I have one set of Bamboo circs that is just the 9" cable, which I use as needed. I couldn't get the really short cable except in bamboo.
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Try putting talc on your hands and rub them together and rub the talc on the cord and needle. I haven't done that myself but I had seen some-one doing it and it helped the sts.

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Vertigo- Yep I am really an english knitter but I got tired of always throwing the yarn, so that is why I knit stitch in continental now, speeds things up!

Suzeeq- No I don't pull on the yarn after a stitch in continental, but I am not sure if the yarns is moving loosely enough on my pinky, so i will check out the holding tip! Thanks!

Ginny- Yeah i am finding that it does stick at the join, do you find it is only with your bamboos? or is this a problem with all your circs?

Motherpink- I have never heard of that! mmm...I will have to mull that one over

Mathwizard- So I took some wax paper to my needles and it help the needles but the join is still catching the yarn :(
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