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Old 06-17-2013, 05:44 PM   #6
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Something that helps with this issue is baby powder, or corn starch.
  • Take a damp clean rag and clean your needles thoroughly (because they could have a sweaty salty film)
  • Dry the needles thoroughly.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Dry them thoroughly.
  • Dust your hands with a bit of baby powder or corn starch.
  • Repeat the process as often as needed.
This will help a lot. In hot weather, I've done this numerous times during a knitting session. For one thing, it really helps the stitches glide on the needles.

Not sure what is a "dusting" of powder? Well, maybe just a 1/8 teaspoon. A "dusting". Bang your hands together, to puff the powder around, then towel off any excess. Works like a charm.
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