Question: How do you soften stiff knitting cables?

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.

How do I stop my circular needles from twisting?

A good trick for ensuring your stitches aren’t twisted is to lay the work down on a table after you’ve cast on and make sure all the stitches are facing the same way without a twist before you join in the round or start knitting.

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.

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