How to organise your knitting projects

How do you organise your knitting projects?

Do you have them in despicable plastic bags all over the house? Shoved together in one big drawer so you can forget about them?

Let’s discover how to keep your projects organised and some ideas for organising projects based on their size and where you usually knit.

Let’s begin by thinking about some basic questions.

Which kind of knitter are you?
  • Do you work on a single project at the time? Once the current one is finished you start a new one?
  • Or do you work on multiple projects at the same time, depending on your mood and where you knit?
Where do you like to knit?
  • On the go?
  • On public transports, while commuting to work?
  • At home, on the couch or on your favourite armchair?
  • When you go on holiday?
  • Walking?
What do you like to knit?
  • Small projects like socks and shawls?
  • Larger projects like sweaters?
  • Do you like multi colour projects involving more than 1 ball at the same time?
  • Do you like to have more than one project with you? Maybe a small intricate one and a big one where you just have to mindlessly knit?

You have probably answered yes to all this questions, no doubt. We are all in the same place!

So, instead of stashing all this projects in shabby and miserable plastic bags, against nature and horrible to look at, why not choose the perfect project bags for you, fitting all your different needs?

I personally own various project bags for knitting (as I make them), so I can store different on-going projects in different places, and I can just grab one from the couch or the armchair or the entrance bench, and go on an adventure at any time! Or shovel the project bag in a suitcase, ready to board a plane or a train with me.

Project bags are the perfect companion for your knitting and if you knit multiple projects at the same time, you will need several, to store each project in a bag.

7 MUST-HAVE KNITTING PROJECT BAGS

1. Zip Pouches (SOLD OUT)

 

Zip pouches, project bags for knitting

 

Zip pouches make the perfect 1 skein carrier: small, soft, and portable, they are the lovely companion of all your one skein projects, from socks to shawls.

    • Pouch Size: 26cm x 16cm, with a 20cm x 6,5cm base / 10" x 6", with a 8"x 2.5" base
    • Materials: 100% cotton, nylon zip
    • Main features: Small, light, washable, internal pockets, close with zip
    • Best for: Small projects such as hat, gloves, baby items, cowl, small shawls, and socks
    • Designed for: Portable projects that go from one purse to another, but still need to stand on their own
    • Does it stand? Yes
    • How many skeins? Up to 2 skeins, best for 1 skein with left over yarn or mini skeins
    • Is it reversible? No
    • Alternative uses: as a make-up bag or a pencil pouch. The uses of a zip pouch are infinite! 

    2. Gioia Yarn basket

    Gioia Yarn Basket, Project bags for knitting

    The Gioia Yarn Baskets are the ultimate sock basket for couch knitting! They stand, they are wide open, they feature a panelled multi pocket and 2 colourful handles.

    • Basket Size: 28cm x 18cm, with a 19cm x 10cm base / 11" x 7", with a 7,5" x 4" base
    • Materials: 100% cotton
    • Main features: Small, light, washable, internal pockets, handles
    • Best for: Small projects such as hat, gloves, baby items, cowl, small shawls, and socks
    • Designed for: Couch knitting
    • Does it stand? Yes
    • How many skeins? Up to 2 skeins
    • Is it reversible? Yes, if you don't mind the pockets on the outside
    • Alternative uses: as a cute little basket, for your bushes, or your collection of crayons. 

    3. The Super Gioia Yarn Bag

    Super Gioia project bag for knitting

    Those are the perfect bags to go for a sweater project: they stand, and they are super portable, and they are roomy. With their practical wrist handles they can come with you anywhere, but also be shovelled in your purse or suitcase at any time. They close with an handy cotton string, and a satin metal blocker.

    • Bag Size: 27cm x 26cm, with a 17cm x 10cm base / 10.5" x 10", with a 7" x 4" base
    • Materials: 100% cotton
    • Main features: light, roomy, washable, internal pockets, handles
    • Best for: big projects such as big shawl, jumper, sweater, cardigan, throw, medium blanket…
    • Designed for: Portable projects, knitting and walking, commuting, travelling
    • Does it stands? Yes
    • How many skeins? Up to 5-6 skeins, plus your project
    • Is it reversible? Yes, if you don't mind the pockets on the outside
    • Alternative uses: as a normal purse, as a library bag...

    4. Origami (SOLD OUT)

     Origami Project Bag, project bags for knitting

    The Origami bag is the ultimate companion for shawl lovers, with its fun shape, the perfect handle and its versatility: it can go from purse to couch in a second! While it doesn’t have any kind of closing, it can be easily folded over the project inside.

    • Bag size: 42cm x 35cm / 16.5" x 14"
    • Materials: 100% cotton
    • Main features: light, roomy, washable, single handle/wristlet 
    • Designed for: medium or big shawls, cowls, small sweaters
    • Does it stands? Only when full, but the handle will always be soft, creating a folding closure
    • How many skeins? Up to 3-4 skeins
    • Is it reversible? Yes
    • Alternative uses: as a library bag, a grocery bag, to fold and take out from your purse when needed

    5. Bucket Bag

    Bucket Bag, project bags for knitting

    The Bucket Bag is the big brother of the Super Gioia with an additional feature: most of the bags are made with coated cotton, so it is completely waterproof. You can lye it on the grass, on the floor, everywhere you like, and all the dirt come away with a swift pass of a dump sponge. And they all have a colourful crossbody adjustable long strap!

    • Bag Size: 27cm x 30cm, with a 17cm x 10cm base / 10.5" x 12", with a 7" x 4" base
    • Materials: 100% cotton
    • Main features: light, roomy, washable, internal pockets, crossbody adjustable strap
    • Best for: big projects such as big shawl, jumper, sweater, cardigan, throw, medium blanket…
    • Designed for: Portable projects, knitting and walking, commuting, travelling
    • Does it stands? Yes
    • How many skeins? Up to 6-7 skeins, plus your project
    • Is it reversible? Yes, if you don't ming your pockets on the outside
    • Alternative uses: as a "normal" bag, as a library bag...

    6. Tote bags

    tote bags, handprinted, project bags for knitting

    Tote bags are big, roomy and very portable. They can fit your knitting, but also your shopping, your books and you can fold them so tiny they can always be with you! Made of organic cotton and hand printed with unique linocut, created by me, from my original drawings.

    • Tote bag Size: 42cmx38cm / 16.5”x15"
    • Materials: 100% cotton, some are made of organic cotton
    • Main features: light, roomy, washable, long handles, numbered,
    • Best for: big projects such as big shawl, jumper, sweater, cardigan, throw, big blanket…
    • Designed for: Portable projects, knitting and walking, commuting, travelling
    • Does it stands? Only when filled
    • How many skeins? Up to 8, plus your project
    • Alternative uses: as a library bag, a grocery bag, to fold and take out from your purse when needed

    7. Sock bags

    Sock bag, project bags for knitting

    Sock bags are bigger than usual one skein bags, that’s because it can contain up to 3 skeins! They are quite roomy and very portable. Made of organic cotton and hand printed with unique linocut, created by me, from my original drawings.

    • Sock bag Size: 23cmx34cm / 9”x13"
    • Materials: 100% organic cotton
    • Main features: light, roomy, washable, numbered
    • Best for: Small projects such as hat, gloves, baby items, cowl, small shawls, and socks
    • Designed for: Portable projects, couch knitting, commuting, travelling
    • Does it stands? Only when filled
    • How many skeins? Up to 3, plus your project
    • Alternative uses: as a library bag, a grocery bag, to fold and take out from your purse when needed

     

    Do you have favourite project bags for knitting?
    Do you like small or large project bags? How do you store your projects?
    I’d love to hear; let me know in the comments!

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