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Knitting Needle Case

March 25, 2011

I never liked the case my KP options came in. It was big, plastic, ugly, and had too many unnecessary compartments. I knew I needed to make myself one but put it off because it was too overwhelming. Give me complete freedom (or too many options) and I’ll just shut down.

So I kept the needles attached to the cardboard they came with, sliding them out of the elastic loops as I needed them. When multiple pairs were in use, the elastic turned loose and the remaining needles slipped, fell out, and mixed themselves up. HORRIBLE since the needles are unmarked and I don’t have an accurate needle size finder thingy. (I knit a sweater on circs with two different needle sizes!!!)

I FINALLY decided last night to just make myself a case. But I had a few requirements.

-Needles need to be somewhat snug in their pockets (all pockets couldn’t be the same size).

-No extra slots.

-The cords have to fit without being squished.

-Cords and needles have to be kept together, not separately.

Prototype

After a few prototypes and a bajillion sketches, I finally figured out an arrangement that worked FOR ME.

I present to you, my KP options needle case.

I’m sure in a day or two I’ll find a problem with it.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2011 5:37 pm

    Your needles are unmarked?! I don’t think I could handle that. I always find needles tucked away in weird places. If I had to go find a thingy to check their size as well as find the needles, I’d never get anything knit.

    I like the colors you picked for your final version. It looks cute and functional.

  2. March 25, 2011 5:40 pm

    I know, right?! That’s another reason I kept them attached to the cardboard they came with, the sizes were printed above their designated slots. Thank you!

  3. March 29, 2011 10:49 am

    I love it! I want to make one now :o)

  4. March 31, 2011 1:09 pm

    Wow! I love this! I feel totally inspired… to buy one of thse from you when you start selling them on etsy… *hint hint*

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