For quite some time I've been wanting to organize my knitting needles. I've kept them in a plastic bag, or a basket, or stuck into whatever random project I have lying around. They sell cases at Joann's or any other knitting supply shop, but $15 or more? Sorry! I'd rather buy yarn!
After perusing the tutorials floating around, I combined some and came up with a knitting needle roll that would work for me!
Layer as follows:
Back damask (facing down)- 19"tall by 21"wide
Felt- 12" by 21"
Damask lining (on top of felt)- 12" by 21"
Striped canvas pocket- 9" by 21"
(The felt is optional, but I wanted a little more bulk to the roll.)
Use bias tape to finish the edges of the two pockets.
Now would also be a good time to sew your lines in for the needle pockets. (For some reason I waited until the end! It's good to have others make the mistakes for you!) I did mine about 2 inches apart, for a total of 10 pockets. If you use a lot of big needles, 3 might be better, but you will have to adjust the size of your roll or have fewer pockets.
*I sewed two ribbons on the back of my roll while I was doing the pocket lines. I put mine right in the middle and only sewed it in one spot, but you could try various ways.
Have any other organizational tips or ideas?