View Full Version : Needle care
10-18-2006, 01:48 PM
Does anybody know if there is a specific way to care for wooden knitting needles? For example, when I'm done using my metal or plastic needles, I will wipe them down with a damp cloth. With the wooden ones I'm at a loss, as wood tends to be porous and soaks up moisture, and it sometimes makes it hard for me to work with them when they are that way, any ideas?
10-18-2006, 08:10 PM
The only time I do anything to my needles is if they get something on them from my fingers. :shrug:
10-19-2006, 11:10 AM
I wipe all my needles down with a disinfecting wipe over winter to avoid colds.
10-19-2006, 08:29 PM
hmm, well it's something to ponder while I knit, and if I come up with anything that could help, I'll let you know, but thanks fer tryin'. :)
I sometimes have to File them down if I get a splinter
I have used a Nail file, but I found over time that I needed to get an ultra fine Emery paper to keep it from snaggin the nicer fibers I knit with
I also wipe them down with waxed paper after i have to file the tips a bit
I also tend to cut my longer DPN in half so I have stuff more the size i am used to (4.5-6.5 inches)
the cut ends are not as sharp as the orriginal tip, but it works for me