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Old 07-26-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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Circular needles, cable twisting
I'm knitting a flat project on circular needles, but the next project I want to knit is in the round. The problem is my cables keep curling back into the packaged shape. How do I fix this without ruining my needles?

Apologies if this has been asked and answered before, I couldn't seem to find it.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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Try this - hold the 2 ends in each hand. turn on the hot water in your kitchen sink. Hold the needle stretched out straight and run it under the hot water end to end for a few minutes. Take away from the hot water and keep holding it stretched out until it cools off.

Sometimes this helps.
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What Marilyn said. And with some needles, hot tap water isn't hot enough; boil some water and dip the cords into it. For about a minute or two. Sometimes you have to do this a couple times.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:35 PM   #5
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Be careful to keep the joins away from the hot water as much as possible. This might loosen the join.
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