Bags for Knits

I am a big fan of making my own knitting accessories, having already made my own needle roll I no longer have to worry about losing my needles or finding the cat chewing one of the tips off. However storing your projects and yarn in plastic carrier bags and baskets is not very chic at all so I decided to go on the hunt for a knitting bag I could make myself which was practical and didn’t look like something your granny would store her knitting in. Here are a few ideas I’ve come across whilst searching the web…

1. Purl Soho’s Inside Out Bag is simple… maybe too simple?

2. The Sometimes Crafter’s Amanda’s Knitting Bag. This is my favourite pattern. It’s quite pricey but worth it as it looks professional and is very stylish!

MINITOTE FOR quatre saisons

3. You could knit your own tote and line it like these bags by Eccomin.

4. These zippable knitting bags by On My Honour are so cute and really good for keeping moths / cats / kids out.

5. This zingy number is maybe a bit mumsy – lose the button and modernise the colour scheme and you could be onto a winner – from Limeriot

Needle Needs…

Need a needle case? Don’t wanna fork out for some chintzy rag? Make your own! Here is a needle roll I made a while back using this pattern I found on the ‘Made by Loulabelle’ blog. It’s easy to make and professional looking – I used some fabric from the Gambia and some left over scraps I’ve been hanging on to since fashion college. I am yet to design a mini version to hold all my DPNs and Knit Pro interchangeables (which came in a yucky, fiddly plastic case)…