Friday, September 30, 2016

Two dpn cases

I spent some time earlier this week making holders for my double pointed knitting needles (dpns). I just sketched a pattern and it seems to be fine. The fabric was in my stash - in fact it's the scraps from the backing of the quilt Prism that I just finished. I free motion quilted the outside of each case but I don't think you can see it. 

I have needles in varying lengths so I made two different sized cases.

The larger case folded in half (it could be folded in thirds)

is about 15" wide when opened flat.

Here it is with the top flap open. Velcro holds the flap in place. Both cases are made such that the needles don't have enough room to fall/drop out of the case when the flap is closed. This larger case holds needle that are 7" to 10" in length.

The smaller case is for needles up to 6" in length. This is folded in half but can also be folded in thirds.

This case is also about 15" wide.

When the top flap is open, you can see the shorter needles and a pocket near the top. You can also see that I did a poor job of smoothing down the flap.

The pocket is for a needle gauge so I can check the sizes of the needles. The needle gauge shown is fairly large; I have smaller ones around but one wasn't handy when I took the photo.

Now I just need to figure out a way to mark the size for each set of needles. I have some ideas - I just need to find a scrapbooking supply store. 

I haven't decided if I need a way to make the cases stay closed. I don't think it is going to be a problem. I could used velcro or a tie. That will come if and when I decide it is needed.

For now, I love having these needles organized and easy to grab and take with me.


  1. What an assortment of needles! Great case for keeping them all in order and together.

  2. Aren't you the smart one! Terrific cases for your needles. You will find it so convenient to have your needles and accessories so well organized. Good for you!



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