How do I stop my circular needles from curling?
All you need to remedy this is some warm water.
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 you turn knitting into a round to straight needles?
Help has arrived. Converting knitting patterns written for circular needles to flat knitting is a straightforward task. Divide in half the total number of stitches the pattern says to cast on the circular knitting needles. The result is the number of stitches to cast on your straight knitting needle.
How do you soften knitting cables?
Soak the cable in hot water. Let boiling water cool slightly. Then place the cable directly into the hot water, without allowing the water reach the joint between the cable and the needle. Let the cable soak for five minutes, and then test whether or not it softened.
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.
How do you straighten Chiaogoo cables?
There’s no need to ever place a Red circular needle in hot/warm water to assist in straightening out cables so they can be used. The points on the Red stainless steel collection are wonderful!
Can straight knitting needles be used instead of circular?
The short answer is “Yes, absolutely.” Use whichever style of needle is most comfortable for you. A slightly longer version goes like this: Both circular needles and straight needles have their uses.
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.