Since learning to knit about a year ago I have been after something to keep my growing collection of needles in. I had a look in a few shops, but didn’t quite find anything that fitted the bill either through style or the material used to make it.
One of the books that I used when I was learning to knit was Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘n Bitch and in the patterns section in the back of the book I found a fantastic sounding pattern for a “roll-your-own needle case” by Echo Devore. I used some material that I’d had in my stash for a while (originally from the John Lewis bargain bin) and I’m really pleased with the results.
The way in which it rolls up is also good as it means that it’s compact enough to be hidden away on the shelf under my coffee table, meaning that my needles are always nearby!