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Keeping Needles Organized?

HC's picture

Hi. My 15-year old daughter has taken up knitting and we are looking for a way to keep her growing needle collection organized. Does anyone have suggestions for a case we could purchase or make, or other ways to keep track of what needles we have? Thanks!

Jean's picture

(post #29231, reply #1 of 8)

If you have any sewing skills at all you can make your own, demin, quilted fabric or even tapestry fabric would be nice.



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ehBeth's picture

(post #29231, reply #6 of 8)

I love how those knitting organizers look like old fashioned cutlery holders. Wonderful! I've got my needles in little roll-ups much like that - and then stashed in an antique document box that's about four feet long.  No one ever guesses what's tucked in there.


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ElonaM's picture

(post #29231, reply #2 of 8)

There are a lot of knitting catalogues out there, and most of them have needle cases. Here's one from www.patternworks.com

http://www.patternworks.com/PWShopping/deptpage.asp?page=9&title=Notions&subject=U35&catpos=7

There are different types of holders on other pages of the catalogue, too.

HC's picture

(post #29231, reply #3 of 8)

Elona and Jean:

Thanks for your ideas, pictures and links! My daughter has approved my sewing plan and we are off and running to make a needle holder. HC

Jean's picture

(post #29231, reply #4 of 8)

That's great. I'm so happy to see a resurgence of interest in knitting again--even starting with 'just' scarves and hats. I'm hoping that hand knit sweaters will soon replace  sweatshirts and fleece in their wardrobes!!

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rfresia's picture

(post #29231, reply #5 of 8)

I wish you lived here where we have a knitting group which meets at the local Senior Center.  There's lots of donated equipment and yarn for beginners to try and the woman who runs it is a very good instructor.  We have widely varied levels of ability and experience but lots of enthusiasm.  I've discovered that I can only bring fairly simple projects to work on because the conversation gets too interesting for more than counting to ten or so.  But if the directions are difficult to understand, someone knows what they're talking about and is willing to explain.  We've decided it's the best free therapy we know.  You can just knit and no one will interrupt you with those dumb questions like "What's for supper and when is it?".       rjf

 

 

Helene's picture

(post #29231, reply #8 of 8)

Re your note- With the same fabric you can make another folder just for sock knitting needles. Crochet hooks. Make her a nice little zippered pouch for her notions. A knitting bag is easy. Also for the circular needles one can make instead of small inserts.. pouches within the folder. helene

enidshapiro's picture

(post #29231, reply #7 of 8)

I have a big cylindrical glass container I keep my knitting needles in.  I keep the two individual needles (size 4, for instance) together with a rubber band.