Saturday, April 21, 2007

QUICKTIP: uncurling nylon cable circular needles

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If you knit with BOYE needles or SUSAN BATES needles, or any METAL circular needles which have a CLEAR NYLON cable, here's how to uncurl the cable and make it behave:

(drumroll please....)

Dip the cable into boiling water for a few seconds. When you dip, include that part of the needles where the cable attaches.

A WARNING--Deborah, a reader and a blogger, states that when she tried this with a *bamboo*-tipped circular, the steam removed the finish and made the grain stand out rough.

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