Saturday, June 29, 2013

How a Nail File Can Improve Your Knitting!


Knitting Tip for No-Snag Knitting!


Make sure to pop a small nail file or mini manicure kit in your on-the-go knitting bag.  I can't tell you how many times I have cracked a nail, which then keeps snagging my knitting! I whip out my nail file and problem solved, no more snags on my knitting project.


A nail file has also come in handy when working with bamboo or wooden needles. Occasionally, I'll come across a needle that catches on the yarn. A light file over the "snag" spot then knitting can commence! 


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Happy knitting!

9 comments:

  1. OMG, yes! Also, cuticle nippers have saved me a few times! Luckily thread scissors work too, but I just keep a pair in my craft bag, along with cuticle oil!

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    1. Great idea, Carla! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Also, if you misplace your scissors, a nail clipper will cut yarn too.

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    1. Knitters are the most creative, aren't we!
      Thanks for the idea!

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  3. I've used a combination of nail files and automotive (1000) grit sand paper to sharpen the points on my new bamboo needles that the points weren't sharp enough on. Follow this up with a brisk rub down with waxed paper to smooth everything out and you're good to go!!

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    1. Anonymous7/02/2013

      great tip, lacey

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    2. Anonymous7/26/2013

      Love this tip

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  4. Anonymous7/26/2013

    My cat loves to bite the cables on my circulars. A nail file works great on those little dents her teeth make in the cable.

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  5. I have used a file to sharpen dull bamboo needles when I am working with lace, or anything, for that matter. My sock needles need that treatment now and then as well.

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