How do you soften knitting cables?

How do you make a cable more flexible in knitting?

Boil a pot of water, take it off the stove and then soak your cable in the warm water. (Be careful with the joints so you don’t get any bad surprises later on!) Leave the cables in there for five minutes and check to see if they have been softened.

How do you relax plastic circular knitting needles?

I use my teakettle on the stove and wait until I see some steam, but warming up even just a mug of water in the microwave would work too. Dip the cords into the water for a few seconds, then stretch out the needles and give a gentle tug. The warm water will relax the plastic enough to release the curl.

How do I stop my circular needles from twisting?

A good trick for ensuring your stitches aren’t twisted is to lay the work down on a table after you’ve cast on and make sure all the stitches are facing the same way without a twist before you join in the round or start knitting.

Does length of circular needle matter?

You may have thought all along that bigger circular needles produce better stitches but you are wrong! Every circular needle size and cord length has its own purpose. Each needle size is numbered and the smaller this number is, the smaller the circular needle will be and you will also have to use a thinner yarn.

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How do you straighten a bent metal knitting needle?

To calm down curling circular needle cords, dip them in hot (but not boiling) water for a few seconds. Pull out and give a gentle tug to straighten. Repeat, if necessary.