These cases originate from a desire to organize my own large collection of purchased and inherited needles in a manner that:
1) accommodates a large volume of needles 2) alleviates the need to find a needle sizer before starting a project 3) is portable
The prototype was made from upholstery fabric that I folded and top stitched to form needle sleeves. That case stored only my double point needles and so I continued modifying the design and getting feedback from my knitting friends until I arrived at the following three styles of cases:
* Circular/Double Point (CDP) * Straight/Double Point (SDP) * Interchangeable/Double Point (IDP)
These three case styles share a folio like profile which allows you to store the case upright on a bookcase or thrown into your knitting bag to take wherever you go.
Excepting the Interchangeable/double point case - which is approximately 9" tall by 28" wide - all cases are approximately 14" tall by 28" wide.
The sides of each case fold to the middle before the case is folded closed and an interior flap covers the needles to keep them IN THE CASE, not spilling all over the floor or the bottom of your bag.
Each case features a large flat pocket running the length and height of the case (behind the needle sleeves). I personally use this pocket to store printed patterns, needle cables, and the proverbial needle gauge... just in case. The case for interchangeable/double point needles has an additional set of pockets at the bottom front of the case. I use these to store notions like those pesky cable stops that are always getting lost.
The various elements of each case are created from two layers of fabric bonded with fusible interfacing to provide durability and body. These are not floppy cases.
Each cases is made one at a time and is intentionally unique. Exteriors, interiors and case variety may be shared by a number of individual cases but rarely in the same combination. Disclaimer: I DO occasionally make a matching set of the three case styles and it is also possible that I might inadvertently duplicate a combination over the course of time.
Since I am also a weaver and like to see my handwoven fabrics in use, I offer cases with handwoven fabric exteriors for a small price bump.