Whether you have chosen wooden, metal, carbon fibre or acrylic needles, a little attention will make sure they give you hours of knitting pleasure for many years.

Here are our tips for day-to-day needle and hook maintenance:

We strongly recommend that you do not use our needles for anything other than knitting.

If you need to clean your needles, wipe them with a clean muslin, paper towel or microfibre cloth.

To protect your DPNs on the go our DPN tubes help keep your needles and latest project in tip top condition.

Wooden and bamboo hooks and needles get naturally moisturized by the oils in the wool yarn and your hands, thus becoming smoother with every use. However, it is a good idea to clean and moisturize your wooden needles a couple of times in a year. For this, clean your needles with a clean, dry muslin or paper towel, then apply a very thin layer of natural bee’s wax. Allow it to dry and then buff it with soft muslin or chamois cloth and leave for at least 24 hours before using them for knitting.

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