In the seach for the Perfect Knitting Bag, I am trying out different ideas, and today I made this:
It’s basicly a Box Bag, but made in a slightly larger size. This one is about 20 cm (8″) high, 18 cm (7″) wide and 10 cm (4″) deep. It is made from 2 pieces of fabric measuring 55 cm (22″) X 36 cm (14.5″) (I cut the fabric from two fat quarters I had, and cut it so I would have some leftover for a small zippered pouch and a needle book).
I added snaps to the lining and to the pouch, to keep the pouch from dissappearing (this must happen to other people than me!).
I also made a small needle book to keep the darning needles under control.
Into the bag moved my current favorite knitting WIP: The SilkBlend Raspberry boatneck. I seperated the sleeves from the body yesterday evening. It will fit for a while, and when the knitting is too big, it’s probably better to keep it at home, anyway.
And I also moved in some stuff :
- Pencil (not that I use it much, now that I have my Iphone) and my sketch with measurements (in other cases, the pattern).
- The needle book containing two darning needles of different sizes.
- Pair of small scissors.
- Crochet hook.
- Stitch holder.
- Safety pin with stitch markers.
- Measuring tape.
Do you think anything is missing? Please let me know. And tell me what notions you always have in your knitting bag!
What I like about this bag: I made it soft (using a light interfacing), to make it easy to stuff into my school bag and/or purse. I like the look of this better than drawstring bags – it’s more clean cut with the more squarish shape.. I really like the snaps, to keep the pouch in place – allthough in another version, I think I would just use one big magnetic snap instead (but I didn’t have that in the house).
What I think could be better: The shape. I want one that’s more square, but I still want it to be soft enough to be pushed into my purse. Also – it needs to be a little bigger to be perfect (well, depending on the project, naturally. No reason for a gigantic bag for a pair of mittens). And the pouch should be a bit bigger, too.
What do you think would make the Perfect Knitting Bag?