|Five Knitting Bags to Covet|
|Gifts For Knitters (that aren't yarn or needles)|
|Written by Angela Pallatto Hockabout|
|Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:00|
There are bags and then there are knitting bags. If the loved one in your life wants a knitting bag for the holidays there's a few things you should know. Regular bags are great and you can make them work for your knitting, but there are a few specifications that will make or break a bag for knitting projects.
What to look for in a knitting bag:
Will my needles fit?
Can it carry other things besides my knitting?
Does it look stylish?
Can I find my stuff in it?
Will it keep my yarn from getting tangled?
Here are some knitting bags that make great holiday gifts
The Bagsmith bag has been around for a long time. It has a long removeable shoulder strap and unfolds to stand flat. It's good to think of it as a portable knitting basket. Lots of clear pockets so you can easily find your notions as well as an open top so that your longer knitting needles can stand out.
Lantern Moon also has a knitting basket type bag, but this one more closely resembles an actual basket with its woven seagrass sides. It's reasonably priced at under $50.
The Janetbasket Knitting Bag is a nice and roomy tote that comes in patterned fabrics. The prints are stylish without being too busy -in floral and stripes; a lovely way to carry your knitting.
Namaste bags are wonderful if you're looking for a knitting bag that doesn't necessarily look like knitting bag. You could take this bag to work and only your knitting friends would know that you're carrying your sock in progress. For the professional knitter ;)
Knitters everywhere know that knitting is a great way to stay calm during the most trying times in life. This is a simple canvas tote with a great message in the tradition of war-time England. Add some yarn a needles and you would have the perfect gift for a new knitter.
What's your favorite knitting bag? Let us know in the comments.
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