This is my old knitting needle holder. It was made by a good friend out of vintage materials. Actually, it's more for sewing tools and it doesn't do a good job with the needles. They all fall out and my smaller things like stitch holders and yarn needles get lost in the big pockets.
It's really pretty on the outside so I decided to make a real knitting needle holder.
I found "Sew What! Bags" by Lexie Barnes a while ago and loved the book. It has an Artist's Roll that is similar.
I modified the pattern from the book to make a roll custom for my needles.
Best feature - the top folds down so the needles can't escape. Also, I made the smaller pocket really small so it holds my smaller stuff - including paper clips and safety pins.
I was thinking of doing something to mark the pockets with needle sizes. But, I may not always be carrying the same needle size. I got the idea of sewing in a ribbon so I could hang tags on the ribbon to mark the needle size. Then I went overboard making the ribbons a decorative element too. I think I can also use them to hang stitch markers.
I can't wait to show this off at the next knitting group meeting.
Also, I want to thank Lexie Barnes and "Sew What! Bags" for having the great pattern and giving tips on modifying it. I recommend this book and I'm sure I'll be making more of the items in it.