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Old 09-17-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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Cleaning needles
I am knitting on my KP nickle circs...and I could use a bit more slide.

Does anyone know how to clean the needles? I have a bit of tarnish.

Rubbing Alcohol? Silver polish?
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:51 AM   #2
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wet paper towel is all I ever use (or rinse under water).

then I rub the needles over the skin on my skalp to make them slide again. Your body does produce something like wool fat on your head (I guess that is a downer for bald knitters, maybe that's why men are not so much in tune )
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Plain ordinary waxed paper works well too. Especially on bamboo and wooden needles!
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Your body does produce something like wool fat on your head (I guess that is a downer for bald knitters, maybe that's why men are not so much in tune )
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I have heard with metal needles to put them in a jar of plain white rice (precooked) and let them sit for a few days. I know with the aluminum ones it gets rid of rust, I have not tried with the Nickel...
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