Monday, May 14, 2007

Sewing: Knitting Needle Roll for ISE Pal

EDIT 14.05.07: Kathryn kindly took up my offer to swap a needle roll for some feltable wool. This little beauty is winging its way to Kathryn today.If you have any feltable wool that you no longer want or need, and would like to do a similar swap, then please feel free to contact me. THANKS! X
I made this knitting needle roll as a treat for my ISE4 pal. It took me the best part of 12 hours (I started it yesterday evening and finished it this teatime). I drew up the pattern myself as I couldn't find anything I liked on the web. It was also a welcome break from knitting.

The fabric is recycled or left over from previous projects. Next time I wouln't mind getting my hands on some pretty fat quarters with my favourite colour combinations: turquoise/red/white or pink/brown/blue.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out, although the inside flap is bugging me. It's a little bulky. I'll leave it for now and come back to it in a week. I'll change it then if it's still bugging me.
If anyone would like to make one then I'll gladly share the pattern/instructions just as soon as I write them up. They're a doddle to make. The hardest part is remembering which order the pieces are put together! If you've got a half decent sewing machine then that's the hard work taken care of! My poor old dinosaur of a machine is a Singer 507 which I picked up in a charity shop about 5 yrs ago for a tenner and thankfully it's still going strong...... just.


PS I would be happy to make one in exchange for some feltable wool. If you're interested in doing a swap then let me know. I would love 400yds of feltable wool in exchange for one needle roll, but that's up for negotiation!!!


Piglottie said...

Bernie its gorgeous - I adore the colours. I'm loving turquoise and purple together at the moment. I've just bought some fabric to make a couple of needle rolls - one for straights and dpns, and one for circs. Be interesting to see how you put yours together. And did you use anything to make the fabric firmer or didn't it need it?

kathryn said...

I love your needle roll and I've got 3 hanks of Cascade 220 Quatro still in ballbands- in colour 9433 - 200m / 100g per hank. It is 100% Peruvian highland wool (handwash only) that I bought to make a felted bag but have since changed my mind! I would love to swap 2 of these for one of your knitting rolls.
I bought it from Get Knitted so you can see the colour there. It's the almost solid reddish one.

If you like the colour and are interested I could send you a piece of the yarn for you to be sure it's what you want.