I am a new knitter and just got my first pair of circular needles. Before I even start a project how to I get the cord to stop twisting and lay flat? It is a vinyl cord. Any ideas would be so appreciated and thanks in advance for your help.
i answered this question few weeks ago as well
If you dip them in really hot water and then straighten them out, weight down straight while they cool. that’s supposed to help uncurl them, if you’re using bamboo keep the wood out of water.
according to link below:
here’s a tip on uncurling circular needles
If you knit with BOYE needles or SUSAN BATES needles, or any METAL circular needles which have a CLEAR NYLON cable, here’s how to uncurl the cable and make it behave:
Dip the cable into boiling water for a few seconds. When you dip, include that part of the needles where the cable attaches
note: make sure you read the comments for bamboo needles on the source link provided below!