Finished Project: Silk Knitting Needle Cases

December 12, 2005 by
Filed under: Get Crafty, Knitting, Organize It 

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Project Specs:
Pattern: my own, I think I figured it out by the third case
Fabric: beautiful silk from Delectable Mountain Cloth
Size: about 27 inches across and 15 inches tall
My Blog Links: Count Down to Vacation, Needle Case Fabric

OK, they are finally done. My sewing machine kept trying to die on me. The thread broke a lot, and I was having a lot of problems with loose and uneven stitches. I think it’s time to have someone look at the machine.

But now that they are done, I feel so good. And I can stop focusing on all of the mistakes. Why do I keep trying to take on projects like this when I hate to sew? It’s so stressful.

Now it’s time for a big glass of wine and to think about how I’m getting the four other holiday gifts done on time.


11 Comments on Finished Project: Silk Knitting Needle Cases

  1. malglam on Tue, 13th Dec 2005 2:44 am
  2. Wow. They are great!.

  3. mamacate on Tue, 13th Dec 2005 9:23 am
  4. Wow, gorgeous. There’s a good sewing machine shop up rt. 9 in Williamsburg. They’ve moved around a lot in the last few years but they’ve been here forever…they used to be downtown, back when it wasn’t so chi-chi. I’m forgetting the name, but it’s on the right as you head toward Burgy; just a bit past the lumber mill. I love the fact that they hold circs and dpns as well as straight needles. I haven’t seen ones that hold all three. Excellent!

  5. Jess on Tue, 13th Dec 2005 10:10 am
  6. Those look beautiful!

  7. Purly Whites on Tue, 13th Dec 2005 5:17 pm
  8. So fabulous! I’m drooling over them.

  9. Amy on Wed, 14th Dec 2005 6:02 am
  10. Wow! They’re beautiful. I love the dark one on top. I’m sorry you hate to sew or I would force you to make me one.

  11. Grin and Frog It » Circular Needle Storage on Sun, 13th Aug 2006 7:00 pm
  12. [...] August 13, 2006 @ 6:58 pm I finally came to the realization that my beautiful silk needle cases are not the most functional. I have a hefty collection of needles by now. And when I& [...]

  13. Christine on Thu, 8th Mar 2007 9:45 pm
  14. Where Can I get this pattern? They are great!!!

  15. Louise on Sat, 13th Oct 2007 11:31 pm
  16. These are beautiful! I’d like to try to make one. Would you please share the pattern and describe the cloth and detailing you used?

  17. Reich on Wed, 28th Nov 2007 8:18 pm
  18. Hello! I am working on a holiday gift for a friend of mine who is a knitting fanatic. I am sewing a carry-all bag for him and would like to put in it a needle case just like the great one you’ve created here! Would you be willing to share your pattern with me?

    If so, kindly e-mail me at

    Thanks so much!

  19. Sabrina Gonzalez on Thu, 29th Jan 2009 2:32 pm
  20. Are you selling these? These are gorgeous??

  21. Spirited Bohemian on Wed, 13th Oct 2010 10:51 am
  22. Hi, I found your site when searching for “knitting needle case pattern”. I work with 6 women and started a knitting class. They are so thrilled to be knitting, out 1/2 hour break turns into 1.5 hours and our Director is the one having the most fun!

    She travels a lot and is knitting scarfs and practicing her skill. I thought it might be nice to make them each a knitting needle case for a Christmas present.

    I would be willing to pay for your pattern and make note of it on my blog with a link. You could sell it for $5 or similar.

    What do you think? – Susanne

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