What kind of cable or tube would you use to join 2 knitting needles of 2mm-3.5mm diameter? Answered
I am looking to create custom circular needles--each of which consists of 2 1-pointed needles connected by a smooth, flexible cable.
This project is to provide access to knitting socks and certain other projects to a friend whose physical limitations make it impossible without the following:
~~~~ Circular knitting needles of which the metal needle portions are no less than 10" in length and between 2mm and 3.5mm in diameter. Cable length may be between 20cm-80cm depending on the project. ~~~~
What I'm stuck on is what kind of cable to use and how to attach said cable so that the yarn slides over it smoothly, going either way over the join.
I can either cut the ends off of straight needles or use needles with double points--I thought the double pointed ones would allow the needle to slide into a hollow cable that could be meddled with so as to make a smooth join. it is possible that the larger needles are hollow and could have a cable inserted, but that would be very small.
I am happy to entertain the idea of other material for the needles--it must be strong enough to do stitches without flexing. Bamboo has been tried and is out, given the length and diameter. The needles I have on hand are, as far as I know, made of steel.
If I get anywhere, I'll post an 'Ible.
Thanks in advance,