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Knitting Needle Knitting Bag

Sep 21, 2007
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Designer: Pam Allen
Published: September 21, 2007
Skill Level: Easy

Pam Allen indulged her fondness for the berry stitch in this quick-and-easy knitting bag whose cigar shape was inspired by a bag she saw in a catalog. For the front and back, she knitted two slightly shaped rectangles and seamed them along the bottom and partway up the sides. Rather than binding off, she placed the live stitches on wooden knitting needles, squished them together to form soft gathers, and applied a little superglue. Garter-stitch handles sewn to the front and back are all that’s needed to finish the bag. This particular bag isn’t lined, but it would be an easy matter to use the front and back as pattern pieces and add a cheery print lining to prevent needles from poking through.

Finished Size: About 18¾" (47.5 cm) wide and 9" (23 cm) tall, excluding handles.

Yarn: Chunky weight (#5 Bulky). Shown here: Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Chunky (75% wool, 25% alpaca; 110 yd [101 m]/100 g): #1940 dried rose, 3 balls.

Needles: Bag—size 10½ (6.5 mm). Handles—size 9 (5.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; size 15 (10 mm) wooden needles; superglue.

Gauge: 17 stitches and 19 rows = 4" (10 cm) in pattern stitch on larger needles.

Skill Level: Easy


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krismort wrote
on Jan 12, 2010 1:43 PM

Like a couple of others, I don't really like the pointed end sticking out. Glueing point protectors on would keep the look, while also giving it a more finished look.

BeKKnits wrote
on Dec 31, 2009 7:44 AM

This is really cute, and i love the color

douda wrote
on Nov 26, 2009 9:56 PM

i like it so nice :) thank you

CathyS@16 wrote
on Oct 22, 2009 3:35 PM

I made this bag with a beautiful print fabric lining and it is now reversible.  I now have two bags in one.  I'm sharing the pattern with friends.  Thanks!

epoe wrote
on Oct 21, 2009 5:43 PM

I cannot get the pattern to download.  Directions please.

mmarkin wrote
on Oct 12, 2009 1:11 PM

Maybe I just didn't plug my brain this morning, but I'm a little confused by the instructions. You're supposed to k1,p1,k1 then p3tog continuously until the last 2 sts then k2 or just k1p1k1 once? I'm confused by the parenthesis. I completed the pattern, but I'm counting 37 sts. Can someone please clarify this for me? At this rate, i'll end up with a bag big enough for matchsticks. Thanks for the help. Cheers

Nancy W wrote
on May 31, 2009 12:53 AM
What length of size 15US knitting needle is used? I tried a 14" but it seems too long. Thanks.
gina@5 wrote
on Apr 1, 2009 3:59 PM
This bag is wonderful! Easy as pie and quick to work up. I have made 6 of them so far, everyone loves it and wants it so off to continue knitting I go!
MarieS@4 wrote
on Mar 11, 2009 10:43 AM
Thank you nanalyn, I was havinga very hard time trying to figure it out, because ith the 3 p tog. I had 2 stitches less every 6, and ther wasn't any YO. NOW I understand, thank youñ
nanalyn1 wrote
on Feb 17, 2009 2:59 PM
I love this pattern...I way I read it is that you do the k1,p1,k1 all in the same stitch...just knit then bring the yarn in front to purl then back to knit...don't take any of the stitches off until you are done....I hope I helped you....lyn
kathy@6 wrote
on Jan 29, 2009 6:03 PM
I love the look of this bag. I downloaded this pattern but I'm having a hard time with the instructions. On row 1 it has (k1,p1,k1) in next st. Do I do these 3 steps in one stitch? Now sure how to do that, can you please help me? Thanks, Kathy :)
on Jan 14, 2009 3:49 PM
Made it in a single ply cashmere - lantern moon needles. Looked awesome!
on Jan 10, 2009 2:36 AM
Merci pour ce model qui est vraiment joli tous vos models sont supper . dommage qu'il ne sont pas traduit en français. MICHELINE
petals wrote
on Dec 15, 2008 5:48 PM
I really love this knitting bag, going to make one for myself and my daughter. I know she will love it as much as I do. I do think I will do the dowl and knob handles though. Petals.
Kym wrote
on Nov 6, 2008 4:37 PM

Just downloaded the knitting needle bag. I hope to have it down for the holidays. I have to finish the shadowy vest. I must say another great pattern from knittingdaily. Thanks again. Kym

Mary-annA wrote
on Oct 29, 2008 6:39 AM

I made this...but with leatherhandels :) so cute..perfect for my knittings..

gr8knitwit wrote
on Oct 14, 2008 9:02 AM

I made this Knitting Needle Knitting Bag and received so many compliments!!  The pattern is so easy to knit and the end result is very satisfying!!  I luv it!!

gr8knitwit wrote
on Oct 14, 2008 9:00 AM

I made a Knitting Needle Knitting Bag and I've had so many compliments about it!!  It was a very easy and very satisfying item to knit!!  I luv it!!

rosefenn wrote
on Oct 1, 2008 2:05 PM

I've seen pictures of this on another site, and it had a cute printed lining. But I can't find directions for a lining! Help, anyone? Thank you.

MaureenL wrote
on Sep 26, 2008 11:40 AM

I made this for my sister.  It made the biggest hit at her knitters' guild...I called it the ultimate unfinshed project!

Nancy@3 wrote
on Sep 26, 2008 9:50 AM

Gina, thank you for the suggestion.  I will go into a craft store and see if I can find a dowel.  Yes, I prefer a knob on each end.

If you think of a particular item or a particular store I should go to, please let me know.  (I live in NYC and travel in NYC and Long Island.)

You can email me at

Thank you again.

Nancy from NY

Gina wrote
on Sep 25, 2008 8:44 AM

You could use a dowel with a knob on either end.  I don't care for that bare point on the one end of each needle.  .  Go to a craft store and you'll find something.

Nancy@3 wrote
on Sep 24, 2008 1:50 PM

I know that the look is to have the knitting needle at the top of both sides but I was wondering if there is anything else that could used instead of a pair of needles.  Could you suggest anything?

Thank you.

Nancy from NY

Bamboo! wrote
on Sep 13, 2008 7:38 AM

I REALLY, REALLY, want to make this bag!

I can't wait!!!

Anonymous wrote
on Sep 6, 2008 9:34 PM


Can't download this pattern. I would like to make this bag I can use one and it's so much fun to do it yourself. Can you help me.

Thank you


MarliesK wrote
on Aug 25, 2008 5:22 PM

I just finished this bag and I love it. . I added a small pocket in the same patern on the front to carry implements. Thanks for the pattern, MK

Annie B wrote
on Aug 17, 2008 4:51 PM

Goegeous Bag, can't wait to knit it.

LakayaP wrote
on Jul 28, 2008 1:05 PM

sometimes the server fails.  took me a few trys but i got it. also found out that my windows firewall was blocking downloads so try and check that, also check to make sure your Nortons is allowing it.

MaureenG wrote
on Jul 24, 2008 1:09 PM

I can't download it either!

SueS wrote
on Jul 20, 2008 12:18 AM

I hate it that I can not download this........

NicoleE@2 wrote
on Jun 17, 2008 10:39 PM

Just finished this bag in a verigated yarn. I am so happy with it. Thank you!

Elpaq wrote
on Jun 12, 2008 5:56 PM


Can't download this pattern.  help

Anonymous wrote
on May 31, 2008 4:35 PM

i love this bag. i definately need one of these! :D