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 round knitting needles?
Here’s how to do it:
Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil on the stove. Leave it covered while it starts to boil. Once the water is boiling, remove the cover and hold the knitting needles over the pot. Let the needles steam for at least 5 minutes.
How do you fix bent bamboo knitting needles?
If your budget is tight and you have extra chop sticks, then you could make your own by sanding the chop sticks down to the diameter of your bent needles. If they are a larger diameter, you might be able to sand out the splinters as you sand them to a smaller diameter.
Are bamboo knitting needles good?
Bamboo needles are warm and smooth to the touch, making them ideal for those who don’t like the cold feel and clicking noise of metal needles. For beginner knitters, bamboo is our top choice. Bamboo needles are easier to handle than metal or other woods, because the stitches don’t slip off the needles.
Do knitting needles wear out?
However, you don’t want to use them on heavy projects. As the knitting gets heavier it becomes harder to hold up the needles. This can quickly wear out your arms and wrists.
How do I make my knitting needles slippery?
Conversely, if your needles are getting too slippery, put on clean rubber dishwashing gloves and massage the needles a little, then drag each needle between your pinched thumb and forefinger–no water, just drag the needles between the pinched, dry glove.