Ever had a tri-fold circular needle case that is so poorly designed that the smaller needle tips fall out the end if you pick up the case at the other end? :doh:
Well, I purchased a poorly designed tri-fold (fabric) needle case for my Knit Picks nickel plated OPTIONS a few months ago. It wasn’t cheap either. Bah!
So this is the case:
Closing the right flap…
…then the other side:
But wait! Look at the top of the case:
…and see how the tips [U]very easily[/U] spill out?
So you see my problem. I’ve been using a heavy clip to hold it shut, but got real tired of that ugly clip.
So I knit up a Herringbone Sleeve for the needle case itself…and now my problem is solved!
This herringbone sleeve used 2 skeins of Noro Silk Garden, color 84. I seamed with a plain dk yarn. Just the sides. The bottom is seamless because the sleeve was knit as a 28" length and then folded up to 11" tall, then the flap is turned down. Button loop added, button attached. Voila.
I know there are [I][B]cheaper, easier[/B][/I] ways to ‘fix’ my problem of escaping needle tips, but I wanted to use this (new) modified herringbone stitch for something, [I]for anything[/I]…plus…I’ve had this
Noro in my stash for 7-8 years. I had fun knitting this herringbone sleeve! It’s very addictive knitting.