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Knitting bag - pattern?

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jenniepanda Tue 15-Jul-08 21:53:02

I would like to make a birthday present for a knitting friend of mine. I thought of sewing a bag to keep her knitting in. Traditional sort of cloth bag with plastic/wooden handles.

Can anyone give me an idea of suitable dimensions, or even direct me towards a pattern? Is it better to be wide and shallow, or deep?

Thanks in advance!

giddykipper Tue 15-Jul-08 21:54:10

The one thing I would say is make sure it's long enough for a knitting needle.

jenniepanda Fri 18-Jul-08 10:05:42

Thanks, but I'm a sewer not a knitter. Can you give me an idea of how long needles are?

lydiathetattooedlady Sat 19-Jul-08 07:52:57

mine are all about 35 cm. i made my own knitting bag by copying the dimensions of a tote bag, and then outting some elastic in to the side to hold needles in place.

ranting Sat 19-Jul-08 19:22:36

Ok, there's some with tutorials here
And this one is lovely and roomy and there is a link to the tut on it.
the pleatness lovely if you're sewing skills are fairly good.
amy butler bias tape bag. And the mythical [[ jordy bag

ranting Sat 19-Jul-08 19:23:24

Opps jordy bag here

Littlefish Sat 19-Jul-08 19:29:34

Also, make sure it's a fabric with a close weave so that the needles can't pole through.

jenniepanda Sun 20-Jul-08 22:09:17

Thanks for all the links ranting - definately enough patterns there to tinker around with!

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