Monday, June 6, 2011

Knitting needle organizer

I have a friend who is an avid knitter, so when I came across this Timeless Treasures fabric of sheep knitting, I knew I had to buy some for a future gift. Her birthday is today, so over the weekend, I sewed up this knitting needle organizer as a gift.

knitting needle organizer

knitting needle organizer

I used some of my own knitting needles as a guide to getting the size right. With the top flap closed and the case laid open, the organizer measures 20" wide by 14.5" high. There are two sets of pockets, one with openings starting at 3/4" and going up to 2" wide to keep all the long needles in size order, and another set of three wide pockets for storing circular needles.  The circular needle pockets are made from Robert Kaufman's Metro Circles in black.

knitting needle organizer

I added a flap for the top to keep the long needles from sliding out, and the whole thing folds up in thirds and snaps closed.

knitting needle organizer

I am always so nervous giving handmade gifts, but this one turned out to be a great fit. My friend said she had needed a way to keep her supplies organized for a long time and this organizer was perfect! Yay! Now I just need to make another one for myself!

What are your favorite handmade gifts to give?

Linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story!

4 comments:

  1. This is so cute -- love that sheep fabric!
    Any knitter would LOVE this gift, me included! :-)

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  2. What a thoughtful gift! I don't even knit and I'm in love with that fabric!!! Awesome!

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  3. I plan to make one of these for my circular needles, now I am motivated! Looks great!

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  4. Belatedly getting to my blog reading/commenting - this looks awesome!! I have a knitting needle organizer that I made myself that is way more complicated and cumbersome, this looks like a great approach - lucky friend!

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