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Jun 13, 2019 20:04:26   #
Is there any circular needles that don’t curl. I bought Kollage square circular needles, the salesgirl told me they don’t curl but they do. There must be circular needles that don’t curl. Thanks. Bonnie
Jun 13, 2019 20:07:52   #
Knitting in the Rockys (a regular here)
Key word, "circular". I can work with curled circulars and I don't attempt to straighten them. Usually after you have completed a few inches of knitting the curl is tamed a bit.
Jun 13, 2019 20:14:09   #
Mine started out fine but curled as I worked more rows. I’m working on the second leg of a romper, the cord is curled really bad.
Jun 13, 2019 20:15:51   #
My favorite cord by far is Chiaogoo red lace, but I don’t own or use any circulars that curl.
Jun 13, 2019 20:19:33   #
tdorminey (a regular here)
Do you want fixed or interchangeables? You will find both with no memory, meaning no curl, with a number of brands. The most affordable IME would be Knitter's Pride, Knit Picks and ChiaoGoo. All make reliable products of exceptional QC/QA. Differences in source material, tips, join type, etc, make one a favorite with some knitters, another a favorite with others. Maybe you could buy one circ or cord/tips from each, in your favorite sizes and see which you like best. HTH.
Jun 13, 2019 20:25:58   #
I’m using fixed circular needles, never tried interchangeable. I’m going to check out the interchangeable needles. Thanks for the information.
Jun 13, 2019 20:37:53   #
Becca (a regular here)
When you say curl, go you mean the cable? Unless cables have swivel joins, cables can twist. It's torque and how we manipulate the needles
Jun 13, 2019 20:45:26   #
I use chiagoo fixed circular needles and love them. The cord does not twist. I don't have to fight the cord the whole time.
Jun 13, 2019 20:50:19   #
This is my first time using circular needles. The cable is curling they are plastic and fixed. My next question is probably dumb but is there cables that have swivel joins. Maybe this will be my last time using them. So frustrating.
Jun 13, 2019 20:53:34   #
knituladay (a regular here)
If you want a good price , I'd go with Knitpicks but even those have a little curl. If you want no curl at all I'd go with chiagoo circulars. They have a fine flexible metal cable coated in plastic . This tends to make them curl free.
Happy hunting.
Jun 13, 2019 20:58:48   #
deshka (a regular here)
I have no problem with my karbonz or my Hiya Hiya sharps. Did you try to put it in hot water to relax the cord? I used to do that with the old nylon ones because they come curled and wanted to stay that way.
Jun 13, 2019 21:01:58   #
Thanks everybody for your help and suggestions
Jun 13, 2019 21:02:32   #
Do you have a LYS close by that you could look at & try out before you buy...

My interchangeable needles are Knitter's Pride & the cables are color coded for the different sizes they come in & there is no excessive curling....the black cables are not as good...they definitely have a curl to them till you get a lot of sts on it.
Jun 13, 2019 21:05:08   #
gardenlady4012 (a regular here)
ChiaoGoo makes fabulous needles and cords. The Red Lace cords seem to be everyone’s favorite. They make them in fixed and interchangeables. You can buy sets or individually. My favorite source is They almost always have coupon codes available, the best customer service I have ever seen, and a great selection. Good luck with your search for needles that are perfect for you.
Jun 13, 2019 21:06:44   #
fergablu2 wrote:
My favorite cord by far is Chiaogoo red lace, but I don’t own or use any circulars that curl.

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