What’s Your Knitting Bag?

Too cute! The Knitting Needle Knitting Bag

I'm beginning to think that I have a Serious Knitting Bag Habit, as I am getting dangerously close to having a different knitting bag for each UnFinished Object. This would not be a "Serious Knitting Bag Habit" if I only had one UFO (and thus only one knitting bag), or perhaps even a grand total of three UFOs, each with its own respective knitting bag. No. That wouldn't be a serious habit, that would be reasonable, and perhaps even sensible. (Three UFOs is a sensible number, right? Right. Wouldn't want to get BORED, now, would I? Of course not.) However, my UFO list is in the double digits.

Now you see my problem.

Consequently, I am continually in search of the Best Knitting Bag Ever. It's become like a personal quest: I stop and examine tote bags, zippered bags, and handbags with all the zeal of a Hollywood talent scout looking for the next Harrison Ford. I have had great success in the makeup bag section of department stores—all those little compartments, plus the vinyl linings, mean that not only do I know where my bamboo dpns are, I also know that they are not poking out, asking to be snapped in two.

However, there is one type of knitting bag that appeals to my sense of art and symmetry: a knitted knitting bag. I like the idea of a bag that by its very appearance lets people know that I am a knitter, a bag that speaks of my love of yarn and needles, and what's more, a bag that can actually carry my yarn and needles…very cool.

Imagine my delight when I found the little pink bag shown above. It's not just a knitted bag, nor is it just a knitted knitting bag. It's a knitted knitting bag with knitting needles used as part of the design. Actual knitting needles! Rather than binding off the front and back pieces, you put the live stitches on a knitting needle, scrunch them up a bit, and add a little superglue. Clever! Seam the sides and bottom, and ta-DA! It's a knitted knitting needle knitting bag. (And did I mention how easy it is? The hardest thing in that berry stitch pattern is a p3tog, the rest is all knits and purls.) Cute, clever, easy. Doesn't get much better than that, does it?

Once I saw the photo of that bag in Bag Style, I knew it was the perfect pattern to offer as a book excerpt on Knitting Daily this week. So, here you go: Pam Allen's Knitting Needle Knitting Bag.

What do you carry your knitting in? What does your dream knitting bag look like? Have you found something clever to carry your projects in? Let us know what your bag is!

Check back on Wednesday, when I'm going to talk about ways to line your knitted bags so all the pokey things we knitters love to carry around don't poke out so much.

Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.

What's on Sandi's needles? I'm finishing up a pair of Evelyn Clark's Waving Lace Socks for a friend whilst awaiting the fate of the yarn for Nicholas' cabled pullover.

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