Friday, November 12, 2010


Dear KnitPicks:

"The first time you use your blocking wires, wipe them with a soft cloth to remove manufacturing residue."

With regard to the quoted sentence above, which is directly from the product description on your website: Yeah, please put that on the tube that houses the wires... in bold... and in size 96 font.

Also? "Manufacturing residue" doesn't quite cover what it really is: BLACK MACHINERY OIL. Which, by the way, never really comes off entirely, despite SEVERAL vigorous wipe downs.

Very disappointed that I threaded one of these filthy wires into the IVORY MERINO BABY BLANKET THAT I SLAVED OVER FOR 2 MONTHS because you didn't put the "wipe that shit off the wires" warning on the tube.

Sigh x 10000000,

An infuriated knitter.


Marsha said...


I hope you send that post to KnitPicks. Seriously.

Gina said...

I just sent the text of it to them in an e-mail to customer service! Not so much for me, but for anyone in the future that purchases those wires!

The recommendation to wipe the wire before using really needs to be on the product tube.

Bubblesknits said...

ACK!!! :(

Katie J said...

Oy. So sorry...but I've already read how this turns out and it's very very good!