recently, i talked about the different types of knitting needles. for a refresher, read knitting needles 101. (link opens in a new window)
i store my circular needles in their cases, which keeps them tidy, and i can know their size at a glance…
but it causes them to look like this before i start a project:
which can be a little maddening. remember telephones with cords? and how the coil would sometimes come undone and kink a little? equally maddening.
here’s what i do…
i run them under super-hot water.
if it’s a particularly stubborn set, i’ll soak it in boiled water for a few minutes. then i hold the needles in my hands and stretch out the connecting line. while i’m pulling it taut, i run it under cold water to set it in place.
it usually lays a lot flatter and behaves as i cast on my stitches for a new project.
a little less maddening.
slow mo replay?
do you have any tricks for dealing with coiled circulars? how do you store yours? is there a brand you use that avoids this problem altogether? i’d love to hear more…
(actually, if you’ve got nothing to share about needles and just wanna talk knitting… i’m your gal. if you’re on ravelry and want to share your username with me so i can stalk admire your projects, link me up!)© imadeitso, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to ana at imadeitso.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.