I leave mine in original packaging, stored in a plastic storage box. Straight needles in a mailing tube and round wine box depending on length. Crochet hooks and the few dpns I have are in plastic pencil cases respectively
I have a large loose leaf notebook that I put plastic page protectors in. I wrote the needle size on the top right corner of every page with a Sharpee and the appropriate circular needles in each page. I wrote the word “CIRCS” on the spine and keep the notebook with my craft books.
I know this makes me sound arrogant and wealthy and I like to think I am neither my big shopping is with income tax return, that said invest in interchangeables you will always have the right size the good sets won't kink(cables for them)the ones I have are chaio goo, knitpicks and knitters pride I have addi clicks but don't use them the metal bothers my eyes...with the exception of the chaio goo I have 2 sets of each for the purpose of knitting on 2 circulars to avoid dpns I would buy a hanging circular needle sorter (I have one I haven't uncovered yet from moving 2 years ago I know I have it "somewhere" they are called "circular solutions" you put them on a cloths hanger and they have slots for each size you slide the needles through (google it for a picture) if you sew you could make your own
I am sure you will get many solutions but for fixed circulars you want them hanging down not kinked up in a circle like you get them brand new...
This is lovely and would work but not in a household with chewing dogs or cats unless put in a closet to have a friend so kind and to make something so beautiful!
Fixed or interchangeables? Fixed in original packages, interchangeables in either DellQ or ChiaoGoo bags
[quote=deshka]I sew, so I made myself an awesome hanging holder. It's got space for all sizes, it's about 8" wide and maybe 30 inches long with horizontal stitching to make sleeves for them. I just push them through and they hang on a clothes hanger on my craft room door. The fabric has to be pretty stiff, I made the backing double duck cloth. With it loaded it started to curl in, so in one of the sleeves I put a metal ruler to hole it straight.
I made a hangar like this one too, but didn't make it out of stiff fabric. I marked the size on each horizontal sleeve which will hold more than one ndle. I like the idea of putting a ruler in one of the slots to keep it from curling. Thanks for that idea.
I keep them in the original packaging, joined together by length: Each needle has a hole at the top of its bag, from which it could hang on a sale rack. I join all of the bags containing the same length of circs together with a piece of twine run through all of those top holes, on which I have a length label (16" - 24" - 32" etc). This way I can just flip through them to find the size I want. Not fancy, but it works for me.
I purchased zipper bags from Amazon.inexpensive. They're heavy see thru plastic. I label each bag the needle size and started sorting. Purchased a small storage container that would hold the length of the bags . now all the bags are lines up size wise. Easy to find and easy to put needles away when done. Bags are wide enough to handle a coiled cable without putting a kink in them. Its like filing folders in a filing cabinet😊
Mine are in one-gallon zip loc bags, one bag per needle size.
I have plastic sleeves for a 3 ring binder that holds two needles per page works well. Can’t remember where I order from on web. Probably KnitPicks or Webs.
I wrote up a great "splanation" of how I store mine, including pictures and it disappeared. So I will simply say that I use a plastic accordion file that you can purchase at any office supply store, Walmart, Amazon, etc. Mark the tabs with your needle sizes, put all of one size in one of the bags that they come in, making sure it has the size on it, and store it in the appropriate section. I am using the same one that I started with 20 years ago. The only problem I have is that I now have to double wrap the elastic cord around the button to close it because over the years the elastic has stretched. I don't have the pictures here on the computer, they are on the Ipad, but I'm sure you can figure out what it looks like. Just to me the handiest way to store them in a compact area and no dust on them.