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« on: August 31, 2011 12:40:08 PM »

I always use Addi circular needles and have left them in hot water many, many times but some of them kink up almost straight away! I'm using a US 8 32 " circ right now and have to periodically put it in hot water to unkink it.

Does anyone have a better method that will keep it unkinked for good? I'd appreciate it!
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011 05:17:08 PM »

How hot is the water that you use when you try to un-kink them?
Have you tried these tips?
http://www.addiknittingneedles.com/27/reshape-those-curled-up-circular-knitting-needles/

Hope something works. I know how frustrating that can be.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011 06:38:01 AM »

thanks for the tips, tasana! I think I'll try that one with the iron....it sounds good.

Oh, and I boil the water, take it off the stove and put the needles right in. And I leave them in, too and the cable has not been damaged (and I've been unkinking needles like that for 7 years now) :-)
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011 07:29:49 PM »

Yeah, I've done the boil water method too, but not the ironing tip. I may try that with one of my pairs, (not addi's) b/c they too are getting on my nerves! lol Smiley
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