Handmade leather knitting needle holder Handmade leather knitting needle holder Last year, I taught myself how to knit. Yep, guys can knit too! (I even did a load of research into the surprisingly manly history of knitting – check it out here!). Anyway, after nailing the basic concepts of knitting and completing a couple of projects, I kinda lost momentum and stopped. But I’m happy to say that I’ve picked up my needles and yarn again and I’m back to it!

Now, as much as I enjoy knitting, I am pretty slow at it… so I haven’t got any new patterns to share juuust yet. But what I do have is an ingenious way to keep your knitting needles neatly paired up and organised! I made this leather knitting needle holder, which you simply push the needles into when you’ve finished using them. No more hunting around for a matching pair! It’s also a great way to prevent the yarn from slipping off a needle if you need to stop midway through a project. The best bit? I made it with an old leather offcut and it only took about 10 minutes. Learn how I made it with tutorial below.

Handmade leather knitting needle holder Handmade leather knitting needle holder

Leather knitting needle holder

 

 

What you’ll need

  • A pair of knitting needles
  • A leather offcut, at least 1 inch by 3 inches
  • Contrasting thread
  • A sewing machine capable of sewing through leather
  • A bulldog clip

Tutorial

  1. Cut your leather to approximately a 1″ x 3″ rectangle. Adjust the length so that it can wrap comfortably all the way around both of your knitting needles, with around 0.5″ overlap.
  2. Lay the leather piece onto a flat surface. Fold the two ends in on themselves so that they overlap in the middle by approximately 1cm. Use a bulldog clip to secure in place.
  3. Make sure your needles can fit into the loops created when you folded each side of the leather over – if it’s too tight, or too loose, adjust as necessary.
  4. When you’re happy with the positioning of the leather, stitch it in place with a sewing machine to secure permanently. Remove the bulldog clip as you go.
  5. Slip your needles into your leather knitting needle holder to keep them safely paired up!

Handmade leather knitting needle holder

If you’re into knitting, you’ve gotta try making a few of these. I only made mine a week ago, but I can already tell it’s gonna be a useful addition to my crafting gear! It would also make a pretty special gift for a friend who knits (why not use a leather stamp kit to add a personal message or their name?!). Happy crafting! 🙂 – Mike.

Handmade leather knitting needle holder Handmade leather knitting needle holder Handmade leather knitting needle holder

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