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Old 11-14-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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FO: Herringbone Sleeve for Circular Needle Case
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?

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 very easily 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 cheaper, easier ways to 'fix' my problem of escaping needle tips, but I wanted to use this (new) modified herringbone stitch for something, for've had this
Noro in my stash for 7-8 years. I had fun knitting this herringbone sleeve! It's very addictive knitting.

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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Wow! Useful and decorative. Very stylish and I love the (new) modified herringbone stitch. You made a problem I've seen as very difficult much simpler. That's a skill I'm not sure I can develop.
BTW is this copyrighted or can I just brazenly steal your idea and use it? To do that I'd need to know how to do the (new) modified herringbone stitch. Will you share? Please, pretty please? Pretty, pretty please with a cherry on top?
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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YES! It was too large, the needles slipped out and it also had a tie that got caught on everything in my bag. I sent the case back and told them the problems with it. I did find one I liked and (now have 2) the needles haven't fallen out and it has a snap on the outside. Whew!

That is a great idea to fix yours though!

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Gorgeous, of course. I love the herringbone stitch, elegant result and fun to do. The color changes are yummy.
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How very spylike! It is a beautiful case and I love the colors.
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Very very pretty, and a nice solution! That stitch is ideal for a case - has a great look to it. Where can we find how to do it? I'm thinking it'd be perfect for an e-reader, or sunglasses, or or or... I love it!
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Beautiful and practical.

And that is definitely a nice stitch. I'll have to try it one day
It seems so easy...
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