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Needle in a haystack

Lots and lots (and lots) of knitting needles, in need of a little organization…

It’s been pretty hot these past few weeks, but then the weather turned sharply cold and rainy on Saturday. The turn in the weather must have caused me to catch a cold or something, but I started feeling crappy yesterday afternoon. So after finishing up with dyeing the August Fibre and Yarn Clubs, I came home to comfort myself with a bowl of Dan Dan noodles and some knitting. Being still completely enamoured with Kate Davies’ Manu cardigan pattern, I was thinking about beginning to cast on when I got stuck… looking for needles. 3.75 mm circulars. Where the heck are they?!, I’m thinking.

Over the past several years, I’ve accumulated more knitting needles than I could have ever imagined. As a kid, I had a small collection of straight Aero needles which didn’t take up much space and were easy to sort and organize. But now, I’ve switched mainly to knitting with long circulars… everything from socks to sweaters, and they just end up in these big tangled piles. I am in search of the best way to organize these circular knitting needles so that I don’t have to go through six pairs of 4.0 mm needles to find the 3.75 mm needle.

So far, over the years, I’ve tried:

  • Keeping the ziploc they came in and returning the needles back to the bags when not in use… this doesn’t work for me and I have a huge stack of empty Addi plastic needle bags to show for it :(
  • Using a Lantern Moon circular needle holder (those horizontal tubes sewn in to separate different size circulars)… didn’t work for me because there are too few “pockets” for clear separation. Also, there’s no markings on the pocket to show what size needles are supposed to be there. (So sad that this option didn’t work. The case is made from lovely Thai silk, but since it’s not used, it was just a poor investment on my part.)
  • Storing the entire pile on a bookshelf and digging through the pile as needed. I think that’s where I’m at now.
  • I finally managed to find a set of 3.75 mm circulars, but they are Knit Picks Interchangables so I didn’t even find what I was looking for in the circular tangle. Once Around in Mill Valley had a great post on their old blog about organizing them by file folders, but since they’ve re-opened the post is gone now. Any ideas or suggestions on organizing knitting needles, including circular, straight and double-pointed? How do you organize your knitting needles?

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  1. abby says:

    I use a big three-ring binder and plastic sheet protectors. I’ve written the needle size on each sheet protector, and toss all the needles in the pocket. Sometimes I just need to shake it a little to be able to close the binder, but it’s worked pretty well for me for a couple of years!

  2. kristin says:

    I keep my straight needles in a needle roll, and honestly, I have not used them in at least three years. But! Circulars and DPNs! I put each set of DPNs or circulars in a catalog-sized envelope, label it with all the pertinent info, and then store them (in numerical order) in a small filing box. Here’s a picture:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/90635988@N00/365403746/in/photostream/

    It really works great because I can then separate out empty envelopes to see which needles are in use, and I’m (generally) always able to find what I’m looking for. It also lets me see at a glance what I don’t own.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @kristin Your idea of putting them in individual envelopes is so clean and organized… I love the photos of them. But I have this problem where I keept all the Addi plastic envelope things and in an ideal world, unused needles would go back into their proper envelope…. but it just never happens :( The envelope always seems to get misplaced… and then I end up with a stack of empty envelopes. :( But your system looks like it works great for you!

  3. kristin says:

    I keep my straight needles in a needle roll, and honestly, I have not used them in at least three years. But! Circulars and DPNs! I put each set of DPNs or circulars in a catalog-sized envelope, label it with all the pertinent info, and then store them (in numerical order) in a small filing box. Here’s a picture:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/90635988@N00/365403746/in/photostream/

    It really works great because I can then separate out empty envelopes to see which needles are in use, and I’m (generally) always able to find what I’m looking for. It also lets me see at a glance what I don’t own.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @kristin Your idea of putting them in individual envelopes is so clean and organized… I love the photos of them. But I have this problem where I keept all the Addi plastic envelope things and in an ideal world, unused needles would go back into their proper envelope…. but it just never happens :( The envelope always seems to get misplaced… and then I end up with a stack of empty envelopes. :( But your system looks like it works great for you!

  4. abby says:

    I use a big three-ring binder and plastic sheet protectors. I’ve written the needle size on each sheet protector, and toss all the needles in the pocket. Sometimes I just need to shake it a little to be able to close the binder, but it’s worked pretty well for me for a couple of years!

  5. Laura M says:

    Actually….I was going to say the exact same thing as Abby. I think that would work pretty well. I don’t have enough needles to worry about it right now, but I’m sure I will before long….

  6. Laura M says:

    Actually….I was going to say the exact same thing as Abby. I think that would work pretty well. I don’t have enough needles to worry about it right now, but I’m sure I will before long….

  7. Sarah says:

    A third person who does the binder and page protectors for circs. I use a zippered binder so that the needles don’t fall out when I drop it at a funny angle. Plus, it’s back to school season so the supplies are plentiful.

    My small collection of straights live in an old BPA-laced water bottle and my dpns have a lovely roll a friend made for me – I had bought fabric to make one, but it never would have gotten anywhere.

  8. Sarah says:

    A third person who does the binder and page protectors for circs. I use a zippered binder so that the needles don’t fall out when I drop it at a funny angle. Plus, it’s back to school season so the supplies are plentiful.

    My small collection of straights live in an old BPA-laced water bottle and my dpns have a lovely roll a friend made for me – I had bought fabric to make one, but it never would have gotten anywhere.

  9. Laurie says:

    I use this: https://www.patternworks.com/productdetail/900021.htm

    The only down side is you have to eyeball or measure length of the circ. But for tangle free storage, and storage by needle size, it hangs in my closet and keeps me from cursing.

  10. Laurie says:

    I use this: https://www.patternworks.com/productdetail/900021.htm

    The only down side is you have to eyeball or measure length of the circ. But for tangle free storage, and storage by needle size, it hangs in my closet and keeps me from cursing.

  11. Karen says:

    I have tried all of the above and have settled for organized chaos. I have a stack of plastic drawers that I have divided into size ranges (0-3, 4-6, 7-10, 11-up) that allows me to search through a smaller number of needles to find what I’m looking for. Straights, circulars, double points and interchangable points all mixed together. But it works for me!

  12. Karen says:

    I have tried all of the above and have settled for organized chaos. I have a stack of plastic drawers that I have divided into size ranges (0-3, 4-6, 7-10, 11-up) that allows me to search through a smaller number of needles to find what I’m looking for. Straights, circulars, double points and interchangable points all mixed together. But it works for me!

  13. adnohr says:

    I made my own version of the circular solution with sizes by metric numbers (most of my needles are 5.0mm and under) and with more pockets in case my collection grew.

    shows what it looked like when I made it.

    It’s been 8 years and I’m still using it for everything but the knitpicks needles.

  14. adnohr says:

    I made my own version of the circular solution with sizes by metric numbers (most of my needles are 5.0mm and under) and with more pockets in case my collection grew.

    shows what it looked like when I made it.

    It’s been 8 years and I’m still using it for everything but the knitpicks needles.

  15. adnohr says:

    oh whoops, couldn’t post the url. I put it in as my website instead on this comment.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @adnohr How awesome that you made that yourself! Then you can customize the pockets for exactly the sizes that you do use. I’m a fan of metric, myself :)

  16. adnohr says:

    oh whoops, couldn’t post the url. I put it in as my website instead on this comment.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @adnohr How awesome that you made that yourself! Then you can customize the pockets for exactly the sizes that you do use. I’m a fan of metric, myself :)

  17. Luise says:

    Bass Pro Shops offers a bag for fishing gear in one medium size and one double-sided size. Inside are plastic envelopes that close; you can write on them or add notes to tell you what’s inside. They’re very reasonable, so you could get one or more for different categories or sizes of needle. They’re really great for circulars. Good luck.

  18. Luise says:

    Bass Pro Shops offers a bag for fishing gear in one medium size and one double-sided size. Inside are plastic envelopes that close; you can write on them or add notes to tell you what’s inside. They’re very reasonable, so you could get one or more for different categories or sizes of needle. They’re really great for circulars. Good luck.

  19. Gina says:

    My system is not actually very organized, but it keeps them untangled and in one spot, when they’re not stuck in 20 different projects all over the house. I took a piece of ribbon about 2 1/2 feet long, sewed on a velcro closure to turn it into a loop, then pressed it flat and sewed the two sides together every inch or so to make a bunch of spots to slide the needles through. It’s a lot like the Lantern Moon system, only much narrower (the ribbon is only about 3/4″) and it only cost about a dollar. It would be easy to do this to make as many or as few slots as you needed and you could label them. I hang it on a wire paperback holder behind my bedroom door. The velcro closure means that I can hang it just about anywhere. It just occurred to me that I could attach it to a clothes hanger and keep in the closet where it wouldn’t be such an eyesore.

  20. Gina says:

    My system is not actually very organized, but it keeps them untangled and in one spot, when they’re not stuck in 20 different projects all over the house. I took a piece of ribbon about 2 1/2 feet long, sewed on a velcro closure to turn it into a loop, then pressed it flat and sewed the two sides together every inch or so to make a bunch of spots to slide the needles through. It’s a lot like the Lantern Moon system, only much narrower (the ribbon is only about 3/4″) and it only cost about a dollar. It would be easy to do this to make as many or as few slots as you needed and you could label them. I hang it on a wire paperback holder behind my bedroom door. The velcro closure means that I can hang it just about anywhere. It just occurred to me that I could attach it to a clothes hanger and keep in the closet where it wouldn’t be such an eyesore.

  21. ccr in MA says:

    I found a tutorial online for making a circ holder from wooden spools, so they hang down and don’t get all coiled and unwilling to straighten (because that bugs me no end). It was pretty easy to make, and works well–I just need to find spools with a big enough center for the larger sizes.

    You can see it here:
    https://www.pieknits.com/blog/2007/01/tutorial_new_sew_circular_need.html

  22. ccr in MA says:

    I found a tutorial online for making a circ holder from wooden spools, so they hang down and don’t get all coiled and unwilling to straighten (because that bugs me no end). It was pretty easy to make, and works well–I just need to find spools with a big enough center for the larger sizes.

    You can see it here:
    https://www.pieknits.com/blog/2007/01/tutorial_new_sew_circular_need.html

  23. Holli Yeoh says:

    When you come up with a solution that works for you, let me know! I try to keep my circs in their original packaging but usually when I need to find them I have to go through UFOs. Occasionally I leave a note in the UFO so I know what size I was using when I return.

    I also try to keep an inventory and spreadsheet, but I don’t really keep it up to date.

    My other solution is to buy multiples in each of my usual sizes. Hmm, I think it’s time to go buy some more.

  24. Holli Yeoh says:

    When you come up with a solution that works for you, let me know! I try to keep my circs in their original packaging but usually when I need to find them I have to go through UFOs. Occasionally I leave a note in the UFO so I know what size I was using when I return.

    I also try to keep an inventory and spreadsheet, but I don’t really keep it up to date.

    My other solution is to buy multiples in each of my usual sizes. Hmm, I think it’s time to go buy some more.

  25. Kim says:

    Like many others, I use a three ringed binder. I have each needle size in a separate zip up binder pocket and they are sorted smallest to largest. I can find my needles quick as a wink. It took me awhile to put the binder together but once I did, I was in heaven. I love, love, love it!

  26. Kim says:

    Like many others, I use a three ringed binder. I have each needle size in a separate zip up binder pocket and they are sorted smallest to largest. I can find my needles quick as a wink. It took me awhile to put the binder together but once I did, I was in heaven. I love, love, love it!

  27. Susanne says:

    Similar to Gina above, I made a “garment” that has small pockets on them, with the designated size written in permanent marker. I slide the needle through the “pocket” and it hangs on a hat stand in my back bedroom which is my sewing/knitting stash room. I love it and have had it for years. Nothing gets tangled even with multiple 2.5mm’s for socks, or lots of Addi lace needles. The only thing is all the 2’s are together, all the 3’s etc. So I do have to check the size if looking for a 3.75 for example. Keeps them tidy and not all curled and tangled up.

  28. Susanne says:

    Similar to Gina above, I made a “garment” that has small pockets on them, with the designated size written in permanent marker. I slide the needle through the “pocket” and it hangs on a hat stand in my back bedroom which is my sewing/knitting stash room. I love it and have had it for years. Nothing gets tangled even with multiple 2.5mm’s for socks, or lots of Addi lace needles. The only thing is all the 2’s are together, all the 3’s etc. So I do have to check the size if looking for a 3.75 for example. Keeps them tidy and not all curled and tangled up.

  29. Virginia says:

    For my knitpicks options, I sucked it up and bought two of their tip stands to keep those needles organized. Works pretty well.

    For everything else though, it’s hopeless. I just jumble everything together in a clear plastic envelope and hope for the best when I need something.

    I think that it’s Wendy Johnson https://wendyknits.net/ who has a set of plastic drawers that she keeps all of her needles in, labeled by size. She has a truly intimidating collection of needles.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @Virginia Whoa, I didn’t know KnitPicks had tip stands… That’s very nice and luxurious. My KP interchangeables are all rattling around in the original plastic bag… the elastic string that’s supposed to hold them all down in place has all worn away and snapped in some cases. Hee hee, I can only imagine Wendy’s knitting needle collection… she knits boatloads of socks, shawls AND sweaters… so basically you’d need at least a few of every size of needle :)

  30. Virginia says:

    For my knitpicks options, I sucked it up and bought two of their tip stands to keep those needles organized. Works pretty well.

    For everything else though, it’s hopeless. I just jumble everything together in a clear plastic envelope and hope for the best when I need something.

    I think that it’s Wendy Johnson https://wendyknits.net/ who has a set of plastic drawers that she keeps all of her needles in, labeled by size. She has a truly intimidating collection of needles.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @Virginia Whoa, I didn’t know KnitPicks had tip stands… That’s very nice and luxurious. My KP interchangeables are all rattling around in the original plastic bag… the elastic string that’s supposed to hold them all down in place has all worn away and snapped in some cases. Hee hee, I can only imagine Wendy’s knitting needle collection… she knits boatloads of socks, shawls AND sweaters… so basically you’d need at least a few of every size of needle :)

  31. Elaine says:

    I keep mine in their original packages. I used to have little finishing nails stuck in the wall next to my yarn shelf where I hung them up, but that’s not possible in the current flat. So they’re all in a pouch now, I think it was meant to be a toiletry bag or something.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @Elaine Ohh Elaine! It’s so good to hear from you again! It’s so cool that you had a dedicated place to hang your needles (still in their original packages). Coming to your knitting spot must have been like entering a yarn shop. So inspiring and clean to look at!

  32. Elaine says:

    I keep mine in their original packages. I used to have little finishing nails stuck in the wall next to my yarn shelf where I hung them up, but that’s not possible in the current flat. So they’re all in a pouch now, I think it was meant to be a toiletry bag or something.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @Elaine Ohh Elaine! It’s so good to hear from you again! It’s so cool that you had a dedicated place to hang your needles (still in their original packages). Coming to your knitting spot must have been like entering a yarn shop. So inspiring and clean to look at!

  33. Nicole says:

    I keep my circular needles tidy in those little plastic containers that I get when I buy organic greens, or tomatoes…

    I can see where they are, they stack, and they’re being reused…

    Thank you for your blog,

    I enjoy seeing your photos and reading about your process…

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @Nicole I love this idea for reusing those light plastic salad containers. I used to keep bits and bobs of leftover spinning fibre in these boxes too.

  34. Nicole says:

    I keep my circular needles tidy in those little plastic containers that I get when I buy organic greens, or tomatoes…

    I can see where they are, they stack, and they’re being reused…

    Thank you for your blog,

    I enjoy seeing your photos and reading about your process…

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @Nicole I love this idea for reusing those light plastic salad containers. I used to keep bits and bobs of leftover spinning fibre in these boxes too.

  35. Oooh! I am a girl who adores designer handbags and accessories. So, my solution is to use the knitting equivalent, Namaste bags. I love them. So far mine are all the peacock color, but I also adore that new red!

    Here’s a link: https://www.namasteinc.com/

    I have the clutch and the binder and some other yummy handbag style bags. It looks like they are taking more of a sporty turn. Good Luck!

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @christineannhaynes I love Namaste too!! I have a grey Newport bag that has seen better days, but I keep using it. Thinking about getting one of their Zuma bags in red. I also got one of their long horizontal handbags for storing double-pointed needles. It’s a bit unwieldy to carry around routinely, but I just love the colour… I got the pale turquoise one while I was at Unwind in Burbank two years ago.

  36. Oooh! I am a girl who adores designer handbags and accessories. So, my solution is to use the knitting equivalent, Namaste bags. I love them. So far mine are all the peacock color, but I also adore that new red!

    Here’s a link: https://www.namasteinc.com/

    I have the clutch and the binder and some other yummy handbag style bags. It looks like they are taking more of a sporty turn. Good Luck!

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @christineannhaynes I love Namaste too!! I have a grey Newport bag that has seen better days, but I keep using it. Thinking about getting one of their Zuma bags in red. I also got one of their long horizontal handbags for storing double-pointed needles. It’s a bit unwieldy to carry around routinely, but I just love the colour… I got the pale turquoise one while I was at Unwind in Burbank two years ago.

  37. kerrie says:

    I store my circs and DPNs in a huge zippered CD binder… it holds something like 300 CDs. I find the CD pockets to fit the circs easily. The DPNs are in the same binder but stored in zippered pencil pouches (w/ 3 ring punch) I have the sizes printed on paper and stuffed into a pocket… one size for 2 pages (front and back). I’ve been using this system for 2 years now – the longest running and best system I’ve attempted in the past 15 years. Best of luck in your searching!

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @kerrie 300 slots for circular needles! That is awesome. And the fact that it’s a tried and true system, I love it. I think I’ve found a solution that is similar… just getting it together now and will share soon!

  38. kerrie says:

    I store my circs and DPNs in a huge zippered CD binder… it holds something like 300 CDs. I find the CD pockets to fit the circs easily. The DPNs are in the same binder but stored in zippered pencil pouches (w/ 3 ring punch) I have the sizes printed on paper and stuffed into a pocket… one size for 2 pages (front and back). I’ve been using this system for 2 years now – the longest running and best system I’ve attempted in the past 15 years. Best of luck in your searching!

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @kerrie 300 slots for circular needles! That is awesome. And the fact that it’s a tried and true system, I love it. I think I’ve found a solution that is similar… just getting it together now and will share soon!

  39. Patti says:

    I succumbed to the lure of DellaQ storage bags for circular needles. I have three or four of them. I absolutely love them – fantastic way to keep them organized and easy to find. Yes, they are a bit pricy since they are made of silk fabric, but well worth it.

    No affiliation – just a very satisfied customer.

  40. Patti says:

    I succumbed to the lure of DellaQ storage bags for circular needles. I have three or four of them. I absolutely love them – fantastic way to keep them organized and easy to find. Yes, they are a bit pricy since they are made of silk fabric, but well worth it.

    No affiliation – just a very satisfied customer.

  41. Michelle says:

    I use a “Needles and Things” tote that I bought online at a discount about 5 years ago. I think it was near to US$45-50 for the tote. This link shows what it looks like-
    https://www.chappellegroup.com/needles.htm

    A few places make similar totes or binders that you can find at the various large knitting conventions. I park both the addi envelopes and needles in the plastic zip-lockable envelope pages.

  42. Michelle says:

    I use a “Needles and Things” tote that I bought online at a discount about 5 years ago. I think it was near to US$45-50 for the tote. This link shows what it looks like-
    https://www.chappellegroup.com/needles.htm

    A few places make similar totes or binders that you can find at the various large knitting conventions. I park both the addi envelopes and needles in the plastic zip-lockable envelope pages.

  43. Laurel says:

    I did a lot of research on Ravelry and ended up doing the same thing Luise did–I got mine at a different sports shop, but same idea. It is like the binder/zippered envelope solution, but the one I have is more compact (about 5 x 7), and the whole thing has a soft case that zippers shut. It works very well for me, although it’s not perfect: it doesn’t fit straight needles. But I just use a pencil case for those. In turn, both of these go inside a larger see-through plastic storage container that also holds scissors, stitch markers, stitch counters, etc. etc. It also holds the few straights that are too long even for the pencil case.

  44. Laurel says:

    I did a lot of research on Ravelry and ended up doing the same thing Luise did–I got mine at a different sports shop, but same idea. It is like the binder/zippered envelope solution, but the one I have is more compact (about 5 x 7), and the whole thing has a soft case that zippers shut. It works very well for me, although it’s not perfect: it doesn’t fit straight needles. But I just use a pencil case for those. In turn, both of these go inside a larger see-through plastic storage container that also holds scissors, stitch markers, stitch counters, etc. etc. It also holds the few straights that are too long even for the pencil case.

  45. Robynn says:

    Have you seen Namaste’s new circular needle case? It’s inexpensive and (I think) really practical – like a little mini accordion file. The best part I think is that you can insert your own labels, for the sizes you actually use.

  46. Robynn says:

    Have you seen Namaste’s new circular needle case? It’s inexpensive and (I think) really practical – like a little mini accordion file. The best part I think is that you can insert your own labels, for the sizes you actually use.

  47. Joan says:

    I use Knit Pick’s organizer: https://www.knitpicks.com/cfaccessories/accessory_display.cfm?ID=80311

    I keep my interchangeable tips in the 3-section pockets, and the interchangeable cables in single-pocket pages by length. In the pockets with the cables I’ve put the cardboard piece that comes in the cable packages and written the length across in thick marker, so all the 24″ cables go in the pocket marked 24″. In the pockets with the interchangeable tips I keep the appropriate size ID tag, so you can see at a glance what size they are:
    https://www.knitpicks.com/needles/Circular_Knitting_Needle_Size_ID_Tags__D80317.html

    And for fixed circulars, I keep them in single-pocket pages divided by needle/tip size and don’t bother separating whether they’re 16″ or 24″, so all the US 5/3.75 mm circulars are all in the same single-pocket page.

    The organizer itself isn’t so luxe, but it’s not too bad either, and if you want a more elegant version of it you can always buy one of the Franklin Covey leather or fabric-covered binders and move your pockets into it- they’re the same 6-ring binder setup.

    They never made it back into their individual packages in my house either, but the binder works for me; everything’s together in one container, clearly labeled but not overly-fussy so it’s too much to be getting on with.

    I haven’t found any other circular holder that will accommodate interchangeables and fixed circulars as well, or makes it so easy to see exactly what you have.

  48. Joan says:

    I use Knit Pick’s organizer: https://www.knitpicks.com/cfaccessories/accessory_display.cfm?ID=80311

    I keep my interchangeable tips in the 3-section pockets, and the interchangeable cables in single-pocket pages by length. In the pockets with the cables I’ve put the cardboard piece that comes in the cable packages and written the length across in thick marker, so all the 24″ cables go in the pocket marked 24″. In the pockets with the interchangeable tips I keep the appropriate size ID tag, so you can see at a glance what size they are:
    https://www.knitpicks.com/needles/Circular_Knitting_Needle_Size_ID_Tags__D80317.html

    And for fixed circulars, I keep them in single-pocket pages divided by needle/tip size and don’t bother separating whether they’re 16″ or 24″, so all the US 5/3.75 mm circulars are all in the same single-pocket page.

    The organizer itself isn’t so luxe, but it’s not too bad either, and if you want a more elegant version of it you can always buy one of the Franklin Covey leather or fabric-covered binders and move your pockets into it- they’re the same 6-ring binder setup.

    They never made it back into their individual packages in my house either, but the binder works for me; everything’s together in one container, clearly labeled but not overly-fussy so it’s too much to be getting on with.

    I haven’t found any other circular holder that will accommodate interchangeables and fixed circulars as well, or makes it so easy to see exactly what you have.

  49. Bea says:

    I purchased 2 sets of Needle Pockets from Annie’s Attic. They were inexpensive, had 2 pockets per page, a fold over flap to keep the needles inside and fit in a 3-ring binder. One side of each sheet had a square next to each needle size 0 to 17 and a square for needle lengths 12″ to 36″. I put multiple lengths of each size needle in each pocket if necessary, and mark the pocket with all the needle lenghts stored there.
    https://www.anniesattic.com/detail.html?prod_id=23738

  50. Bea says:

    I purchased 2 sets of Needle Pockets from Annie’s Attic. They were inexpensive, had 2 pockets per page, a fold over flap to keep the needles inside and fit in a 3-ring binder. One side of each sheet had a square next to each needle size 0 to 17 and a square for needle lengths 12″ to 36″. I put multiple lengths of each size needle in each pocket if necessary, and mark the pocket with all the needle lenghts stored there.
    https://www.anniesattic.com/detail.html?prod_id=23738

  51. LoriAngela says:

    Wow you have smart readers! I have used the page protectors in the binder for years, but I’ll check out the fishing tackle thing.
    Loved meeting you and your mom at the studio. So exciting to pick up our club yarn! Thanks!

  52. LoriAngela says:

    Wow you have smart readers! I have used the page protectors in the binder for years, but I’ll check out the fishing tackle thing.
    Loved meeting you and your mom at the studio. So exciting to pick up our club yarn! Thanks!

  53. auntiemichal says:

    There are some great ideas here! I keep my circular needles in an accordion expanding file so the loops have as much room to open as possible (about 9 x 11/5 inches is available) because I don’t like kinky cables. It sits happily on a shelf or in a drawer. Straights and DPNs are in vase-like containers.

    Wendy of wendyknits.net has a plastic drawer unit with about 10 drawers; one drawer per needle size for her most frequently used sizes and the rest in two other drawers if I remember rightly. If one has literally pounds of needles, this is a practical option.

    Looking forward to reading about your solution.

  54. auntiemichal says:

    There are some great ideas here! I keep my circular needles in an accordion expanding file so the loops have as much room to open as possible (about 9 x 11/5 inches is available) because I don’t like kinky cables. It sits happily on a shelf or in a drawer. Straights and DPNs are in vase-like containers.

    Wendy of wendyknits.net has a plastic drawer unit with about 10 drawers; one drawer per needle size for her most frequently used sizes and the rest in two other drawers if I remember rightly. If one has literally pounds of needles, this is a practical option.

    Looking forward to reading about your solution.

  55. Roz says:

    Huge 3 ring-binder w/ 3-hole punched gallon freezer ziplock bags. Each bag is labeled w/the size needles. I keep circs & dpns in the bags.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @Roz Yes, this is pretty close to what I’ve done… will take pics and show you soon!

    2. Brandon says:

      PErfect! All of my knitting needles live in 3ring binder with similar ziplock bags.

  56. Roz says:

    Huge 3 ring-binder w/ 3-hole punched gallon freezer ziplock bags. Each bag is labeled w/the size needles. I keep circs & dpns in the bags.

    1. sweetgeorgia says:

      @Roz Yes, this is pretty close to what I’ve done… will take pics and show you soon!

  57. I have tried all of the above and have settled for organized chaos.

  58. I have tried all of the above and have settled for organized chaos.

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