Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Knitting Needles Sleeve Tutorial

Look at these gorgeous knitting needles I received from Kelli at Laurel-Hill, a knitting needle and crochet hook manufacturer. Their needles are made from laminated exotic woods—they look and feel glorious in my hand. You can buy them here. Kelli also writes a fun and helpful crocheting and knitting blog.

Wouldn’t a set of these exquisite needles be fantastic as part of a knitting gift set? I started thinking a pretty sleeve for needles would be nice to include. So I made myself a pattern which I’ll share with you.

Knitting Needles Sleeve Tutorial

Needed: Scrap fabric at least 12-inches in length and 6-inches wide
  • Step 1: Using the pattern I provide here in PDF form, cut two pieces from your fabric. Adjust the pattern to fit your size needles by simply enlarging or reducing the page. I designed it to fit my size 10 needles.

  • Step 2: Turn the Top edge of the first piece under ¼-inch toward the wrong side of the fabric, turn another ¼-inch, press, and stitch to make a finished edge. Repeat for the second piece.

  • Step 3: Place the two fabric pieces right sides together, pin.

  • Step 4: Stitch a ¼-inch seam around all three sides. Do not sew across the opening (Top edge) which is already finished and where you’ll insert your needles when done. Trim the corners of the bottom (narrowest part), being careful not to cut through the stitches.

  • Step 5: Turn the sleeve inside out and press.

Slip in your beautiful knitting needles and you’re done!


Storybook Woods said...

Oh great tutorial. Thank you xoxoxo Clarice

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You are such a good teacher, June!

Hail, thunder and lighting storms here the past two days... strange weather we are having.

Hope you are cooling off there!

Hugs, Pat

Thimbleanna said...

What a great idea June -- thanks for sharing!!!

Unknown said...

clever! clever!

Teresa said...

Those needles are beautiful! I bought a set of rosewood needles last year, and they are my favorite to use...so smooth and pretty (and "warm"). The 3-year wrap I just finished was knit on extra long aluminum needles...cold and 'clacky'. Today I posted on a new mermaid book...when I saw it, I thought of you!

rohanknitter said...

A very clever holder for some very pretty needles~!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea. I have friends who absolutely love chops sticks and I was thinking of gifting them a set, this would make a wonderful sleeve for them.


a pink-bee said...

What a cute project ~ will keep it in mind for making as a gift when I give knitting projects :) Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! this is a great tutorial. I'm glad you like your needles, too. :)