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Old 07-25-2009, 06:44 PM   #1
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Help! Bamboo Circulars Are A Pain!
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Hey all,
I have Pony Bamboo Circular needles. When knitting in the round, the needle is smooth, the wire is brilliantly smooth. It is the connection between the two that causes the problem. The stitches get caught and when I notice they have gotten tighter, so when I do release them and put them on the needle part the wool is frayed.

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Old 07-25-2009, 07:12 PM   #2
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I have this problem with my bamboos too, not the same brand though. I wish I found a solution to help but I have started using someone's metal boyes and it is way better....but I also found kniotting a lot looser can help a bit...good luck!
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:29 PM   #3
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I have some bamboo circs a very kind KH member sent me from Korea. I've never had that problem with them. Perhaps it's just that brand?
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:20 AM   #4
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Hey all,
I cant really knit looser, cos my pattern is a lace/decorative stitch, so it all sort of evens out and gets tighter.
Any DIY'ers around got any hints and tips for smoothing the join?

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Old 07-26-2009, 09:26 AM   #5
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Lace should be knit looser, try a larger needle size.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:51 AM   #6
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I find it weird some have the join problem and some don't so I really think it is me. All said and done though I still love my bamboos!

ps I have heard of people taping the join
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:09 PM   #7
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Hey all,
Suzeeq -I only have one size of circulars at the moment, and I am away from my favorite knitting shop. I have become loyal to one shop!!!

hookiedonknitting - I would like to know more about taping the join, any methods on how. I tried with sellotape and it didnt really make it much smoother.

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Old 07-26-2009, 02:23 PM   #8
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Try plumber's tape, celophane tape is too stiff and not stretchy.
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Is plumbers tape the same as electrical tape? I was thinking electrical because of the stretch..... Also I rubbed mine down with some wax paper to smooth the needles up a bit and it helped some, but I think that for best results it will take a combo of everything....
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No, plumber's tape is white and not really sticky.
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