Everest: The Ultimate Knitting Needle Organizer

Monday, March 14, 2011

so excited to finally reveal my newest tutorial to you all!!!!!!!! it's been killing me keeping it on the down low for so long! this project was near and dear to my heart and has quite the little tale to go with it. wanna hear the story? wanna make one of your own? i hope so! go head on over to one of my favorite, favorite, favorite crafty sites whipup!!! that's right!!! i'm thrilled to be guest posting for kathreen over there today! i did a major happy dance around my condo when she asked me. i'm so honored! i hope you all enjoy it!

go pop over, show her some mommyhood love and leave me a comment telling me what you think!!!!! let's hear it for getting all of our knitting needles organized! you can use everest as a tote and carry her along to your next knitting club meeting, hang her like a travel bag organizer in your craft room, or simply have her sitting all pretty on your shelf like i do. whatever your choice this tutorial was designed for you guys to be able to customize and organize and get those needles under control :) this giant, yet portable knitting needle organizer keeps all your needles in place with flaps, velcro and special pockets and sections for all your knitting needs. no more rolling up your needles only to have them fall out again!

a big giant thank you to my own mom for helping me along the way and for her part in the design process. love ya mom! happy monday everyone!

p.s. stay tuned......i'm over on MADE today for celebrate the boy and the post will be up here and on MADE this afternoon!!! what a day!


  1. oh. my. goodness!!!! I have just been trying to figure out how to get all of my knitting needles to behave in an orderly fashion!!! You are awesome! Thank you thank you thank you!

  2. Hey Shannon,
    Popped over to see your guest post, and when you click on the tutorial it comes up as a flirty apron. Not that it's not cute, but not the needle organizer I was hoping for! lol.
    Just thought I would give you a heads up.
    Can't wait to see the tutorial. Looks like all your hard work on it, definitely paid off!
    Have a happy Monday!

  3. @Barb Thanks for letting me know Barb. I've written Kathreen about it and hopefully it will be fixed soon. Please let me know if it's still not working later. Glad you like it!

  4. I literally woke up excited this morning for this post knowing today was your big reveal! I'm pretty sure a stop at the fabric shop is In store for today to get the perfect fabric ;)


  5. What a great looking tutorial. Just a heads up for you ~ The post is up at WhipUp but the attached pattern is for Gingerckake's Flirty Apron not your tutorial. :(

    Thanks in advance though as I'm sure you'll get that fixed up.

  6. @VickiT Thanks Vicki...not sure what happened. I've emailed kathreen and hopefully it will all be fixed up soon. Not sure what happened. She's got the download so unforunately I can't fix it for you all :)

  7. Can't wait to see the tutorial - I so need it! Thanks for soldiering on and getting it done for everyone!

  8. It is fixed now. Just printed it off…so excited to make it…TONIGHT!!!!

  9. I am sooo excited about this tutorial! I really need a solution for all of my needles and notions! I have tried to whip up my own organizers with very little planning and even less knowledge of sewing. I really hope that a beginner like me can make a beautiful Everest!

  10. how did i miss this post?! love it and so glad i finally get to see it! goodness that is a lot of needles. i surely don't have that many. love the fabric too, is it cotton? almost looks a little canvas-e. well done sweetie and congrats!

  11. Im so excited to try this i think everyone is getting sick of my needles taking over the house its such a chore to keep them contained great idea!!

  12. Hi there!
    A friend has asked me to make one of these for her, however I'm not a knitter, so I don't have needles laying around my house to have a feel for how this thing works. Would you be able to post a few more pictures of the final product so I can get a better idea of what it looks like and how it folds up? Thanks!
    (Or feel free to email me at stitchedbyjanay@gmail.com)

  13. Great tutorial, and wow, aptly named! Made one here and linked back to you.

  14. Hello–

    I am sorry if this redundant but I want to make sure that I am cutting the fabric correctly. I cut one large piece from each of my two fabrics (A & B). I then cut my pockets and flaps from the same material that is on the outside of my bag(A) . Finally I will cut my handle from the fabric that makes up the inside of the bag (B). I am a fairly new sewer so I wanted to check before I cut. Thank you very much I appreciate any extra help or pics you may have. I am making this for my mother in law and maybe one for me too (if it turns out ok). Feel free to email (toricarroll77@gmail.com)

  15. Hello, I am not sure if you are still checking comments on this post but I want to make one of these for a friend who loves to knit. She uses a lot of the circular needles. She had asked me to make her a holder that would allow the needles to stay stretched out as when you wind them up, they are often too curvy when ytou want to pull them out and use them. I saw this tutorial and wonder how you have the circular style needles in this holder. Can you tell me?

    Thanks for sharing your design with us.


    1. Hi Michelle,
      The organizer is designed for you to decide where to put your pockets/holders. In the example that I have made the circulars are winded up inside the pockets. You could easily convert this though and make the holder to suit your circular needles.
      Thanks for reading!


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