Some sewing for a change


One of my bike riding friends has discovered the joy of knitting and has embraced the craft wholeheartedly.  She has been completing items so quickly she has become an expert in a short time.  She is quickly accumulating a collection of knitting needles so I thought it would be a good idea to make her a needle roll. It is a great way to store your knitting equipment.

I made one for myself many years ago, in fact I replaced the first one I made with a new one in nice fabric. I also made one for my elder daughter many years ago.  It is a while since I last made one so I checked out the internet for a pattern and chose one. Erica’s Roll up needle case.

This is the pattern I followed but unfortunately the fabric caused issues with my sewing machine once I tried to sew through several thicknesses as the machine kept skipping stitches.  I changed the needle and gave the machine a thorough clean but all to no avail.  I decided that I should just give up on this one and start again with different fabric.  Fortunately I have plenty of fabric in my stash.

The pattern I had followed from the internet actually was not long enough for the knitting needles we use and so It turned out that the dodgy fabric was a blessing as I was able to make the new needlecase following the dimensions of my previous needlecase.

I was happy with the finished result and my friend was delighted with the gift.

Once a few more needles are added the roll indeed becomes a roll.


7 Comments Add yours

    1. suth2 says:

      She was surprised as she had no idea I was making it for her.

  1. This is so lovely and a great idea. I have a friend who would love this but would it be possible for you to give the dimensions please?

    1. suth2 says:

      Certainly. 43cmx 60cm for outer layer and lining. 43x 40cm for first pocket and 43×30 for the second, the cut fabric is folded before stitching the sides. The bottom of the outer fabric is folded up to make the third pocket about 10 cm. These are the dimensions I used and basically followed the construction from the link I provided on the post. Hope this helps. Regards, Heather

      1. Heather, thank you so much. Noilin

  2. Always love it when I hear someone has become addicted to knitting 🙂 A lovely gift to keep her hooked. Shame it’s not crochet or that would be a lovely pun ;-(

    1. suth2 says:

      I had a laugh at your pun 🙂

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