I bought a circular needle about a month ago. I want to know if there is any way I can straighten out the plastic part so it won't coil up on me when I start out knitting. I've started a project and it has, I guess, gotten a little bit weighed down from the yarn so it isn't going nutty right now.
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lol thats ok. I sometimes get carried away with the colour too.
Try soaking it in hot water for a few minutes and then gently straightening it out. You could also try warming it with a hair drier on a medium setting to soften the plastic for a bit beofre straightening it.
Over time and with use it will become less springy but in the meentime it can be a pain in the backside and helping it along with a bit of gentle heat can be a good idea
I use a 13x9 baking dish, fill it with hot water and lay the cord part of the needle in it for a few seconds. Then I gently pull on it to straighten it. On the long ones, the baking dish helps because I can move the cord through the water as I straighten it.