Circular Needle Storage

August 13, 2006 by
Filed under: Knitting, Organize It 

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’m working on many new projects at the same time, the needles start to migrate throughout the room pretty quickly. I love that all of my needles fit in the silk case. But I need a system that’s quick to retrieve needles and easy to put them away too. The silk case doesn’t have a way to label the pockets and now the sizes are wearing off on most of my circular needles. Even though the tie closers were important to have on the silk case, it makes it that much more difficult to open the case quickly.

I don’t use my straight needles that much, so they are back in a vase on my desk, each pair bound together by a hair binder. I like the needle binders with zippered pockets I’ve seen. And I’ve heard good things about these Binder Bags. I have plenty of binders at home, so my mission today was to find a durable yet inexpensive zippered pouch for a three ring binder. I knew zip lock bags were not going to be sturdy enough. Staples had some nice pencil cases, but they were all too expensive since I wanted 16 pockets, one for each size. Target turned out to be my best bet with these clear zippered pencil cases at 59¢ a piece.

The zipper is a little bulky, but I could still fit all 16 of these into my binder with all of my circular needles and double points too. Each pouch is very roomy. After spending a little quality time with my label maker, I have a new system for my circular needles.


7 Comments on Circular Needle Storage

  1. JessaLu on Sun, 13th Aug 2006 10:13 pm
  2. Very cool! I may steal your idea if it’s okay… ;o)

  3. Beth on Thu, 17th Aug 2006 10:16 pm
  4. Definitely an idea worth borrowing :)

  5. Lisa on Tue, 19th Sep 2006 6:54 pm
  6. Wow, I’ll definitely be stealing that idea too! Brilliant!

  7. Linda Morris on Sat, 24th Mar 2007 6:55 pm
  8. I’ve been looking for a way to store my circular needles–right now I have them in sandwich bags fastened to a large ring. As you noted, after a while the points come through the plastic. Thank you for a wonderful idea!

  9. KnitPurlGurl on Thu, 11th Sep 2008 8:16 am
  10. Love it!! But I can’t find these zipper cases anywhere for less than $1.89/bag! Do you know the exact name of the product? Did you buy them in store or online? Thanks in advance!

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  12. [...] ran across this idea for circular needle storage, on the web.  Pencil pouches from Target.  I thought it was a great solution for storing circular [...]

  13. Ashley on Sun, 28th Nov 2010 3:14 pm
  14. I actually have not had any issues with the ziplock bags for needle storage. I like it because they are cheap and easy to replace if necessary. I have a tutorial for a smaller needle binder on my blog:

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