A peek inside my knitting bag

On the blog later - a peek inside my knitting bag
One of my early 'popular' posts was a peek inside my handbag and reading it recently, I realised I haven't ever shown you what's inside my knitting bag! I must admit it's not really a particular bag but something that changes depending on the size and number of the current project(s) - you already know I'm polywipamous  and I love bags. This post is not about any particular bag but the content, and how I keep everything together so it can be easily moved from one bag/project to another.

There are essentially three components to my 'kit', the first of which is my A5 Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter. This is a handcrafted folder (expertly made in Germany) which  has three metal clips that can be used to hold just about anything. They are usually used as personal organisers or diaries and come in a range of different finishes including lovely leathers. This one is used strictly for crafting and is made of the 'dance floor' material which is easy to wipe clean, durable and very flexible so it will bend nicely into small bags and squish easily around my knitting without me worrying about it.
On the blog later - a peek inside my knitting bag
The felt pocket at the front is used for larger items such as spare needles, a ruler/gauge and anything else that might need to be tucked in there for a certain project (eg cable needles, ribbon etc). It is possible to order custom pockets but as this was a gift I have the standard pocket which suits me really well.  (My Kindle will even fit in there if I want to knit and read while travelling.) My knitting notebook is kept in the front clip - I use grid paper - and the rest of the folder is filled with plastic covers which contain printed copies of my knitting patterns. It's very easy to unclip them so I they are taken in and out frequently.
On the blog later - a peek inside my knitting bag
Next is my little pocket weighing scales. This one was less than £5 from eBay and I don't know how I managed before I had it, as it's used so much!

I've tried various tins and zippered pouches for my notions since I started knitting, but this Namaste Better Buddy which was a Christmas gift is the best I have used as it is magnetic so it holds metal things in place. There is a 'secret' section accessed via a pull-tab which is great for keeping sharp needles safe.  Within the case I keep:
  • small post-it notes
  • an 'emergency' crochet hook- mainly used for picking up dropped stitches
  • assorted darning needles (thinner needles and pins are in the hidden section and not pictured )
  • Ringo stitch markers 
  • crochet markers (with a clip) 
  • coil-less safety pins which are surprisingly useful (and on all clothing from my favourite shop!)
  • small sharp scissors
  • needle point protectors
  • a few Knitpro tools
  • usually some random beads or buttons I've picked up on my travels
  • retractable tape measure
  • I also carry washi tape (you can read about it and some of the things I use if for here
So that's what's in my knitting bag. How about yours? If you fancy playing along, please feel free to add a link to your own post below or tag a picture on Instagram using #apeekinsidemyknittingbag

14 comments

  1. Wow you are so organised! I have a my kindle, Cath Kidsron zip pencil case/make up pouch with all my crochet hooks and useful bits, a kinder surprise plastic pot with my stitch markers, a 50's metal chewing gum tin with a pin up girl on for my darning needles and knit pro keys as well as my little note book but it's all higgledy piggeldy and I am shamed by your neatness ;)
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    1. I am not neat it all things, but the content of my bag(s) usually is very organised :D

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  2. That is really organized. I love that folder and journal and the namaste bag too. I love your use of washi tape too

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  3. You've inspired me to do a knitting bag makeover! And I am a stationery geek too... already sourced my folder!
    One other thing -- can I just say how much I love the plaid woven wool rug in the background of your photos today? Is it Welsh? I bought one at Caernarvon Castle last summer, and it is just the best thing ever :-)

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    1. Yes Terri, it's a Welsh blanket which is usually thrown over the back of my armchair! My mum bought it for me from somewhere like a castle, a few years back and I love the colours.

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  4. This is so organised, i am not this organised when it comes to my crochet things. All I take in a project bag, is the yarn I need, a crochet hook, a needle and some scissors... Basic huh!

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    1. Well if that's what you need, why carry more? I hate settling down with a knitting project to discover that I need something that's not to hand which is why I've amassed so much!

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  5. That is way more organised than me lol, I love your folder and it sounds like a necessity really and your notions are just perfectly stored in their magnetic case aren't they. I now have two more ideas to add to my wishlist for xmas

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  6. What neat things you have in your knitting bag. That pocket scale is so cool! Never saw one before.

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  7. Oooh, I love seeing what's inside your knitting bag. Since I have so many different project bags, I have to admit that mine shift and change constantly but I always move my Knit Kit!

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    1. That scale really is so handy - I use it all the time.
      xx

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  8. Oh Man you are WAY more organised than me... I've got a handmade needle roll - random tape measures and the odd pencil. Occasionally my glasses creep in but mostly it's just my empty case... hopeless!!

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