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Mar 13, 2019 10:02:43   #
bakrmom
 
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
 
Mar 13, 2019 10:03:44   #
ilmacheryl (a regular here)
 
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.
Mar 13, 2019 10:26:38   #
tonyastewart
 
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...
Tonda USA
Mar 13, 2019 10:29:31   #
tonyastewart
 
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!
Tonda USA
Mar 13, 2019 10:47:02   #
gawatoc
 
mattie cat wrote:
Mine are in the original package and filed according to size in a shoe box.


Me too 👍👍👍👍🧦
Mar 13, 2019 10:48:51   #
jworthington87
 
Love your suggestion

daesy3 wrote:
Mine are stored by hanging over a door knob, which keeps them fairly straightened. I keep a needle size gauge handy.


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Mar 13, 2019 10:52:54   #
jworthington87
 
ilmacheryl wrote:
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.


Mar 13, 2019 11:14:31   #
Becca (a regular here)
 
Fixed or interchangeables? Fixed in original packages, interchangeables in either DellQ or ChiaoGoo bags
Mar 13, 2019 11:19:08   #
jansews (a regular here)
 
[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.
Mar 13, 2019 11:34:56   #
TheresaMary (a regular here)
 
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.
Mar 13, 2019 11:39:54   #
mimi65
 
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😊
 
Mar 13, 2019 11:55:12   #
mirl56
 
Mine are in one-gallon zip loc bags, one bag per needle size.
Mar 13, 2019 12:10:56   #
hildy3 (a regular here)
 
bakrmom wrote:
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


Yea!! A mini me!
Mar 13, 2019 12:35:49   #
SFKnittwe
 
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.
Mar 13, 2019 13:11:24   #
Amooozing
 
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.
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