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Old 11-14-2012, 09:01 PM   #8
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I've never had that happen with metal needles, even though I have some old ones where the color has faded off the tips, it's never gone onto my yarn or project. Just the opposite in fact, I did a shawl with a turquoisey yarn and my bamboo needles got a little bluish.

Yes, you can put the stitches on some scrap yarn and try washing it; even just washing by hand with a little soap or detergent should help somewhat. Then see what it looks like after it dries.
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