I wanted a compact way to organize and flip through my circular needle stash while being able to keep them in their original packaging. This fits the bill perfectly! I have mostly Addi turbo circulars and they slide right into each pocket. I wanted to keep the needles in their original package to make it easy to see which size & length they are. I'm so thrilled this works. I also have some Hiya Hiya, Knit picks and Inox needles. I had to fold the Knit picks & Hiya Hiya cards a little to get them in, but the Inox and Addis fit perfectly. Now I can flip through and find the needle I want with no hassle. Love it!
The fabric is also beautiful. My clutch is the No 5 pattern which is a beautiful woven pink fabric. Very stylish.
I currently have 18 pairs of needles in there from size US 0 (2.0mm) to US 11 (8 mm). I did have to alternate the orientation of the larger needle sizes to make it close nicely, but this was no hassle at all. I would definitely recommend this as a great way to store your circulars.
This is stunning to look at, constructed to keep ME organized (was forever misplacing my needles)and well made. The fabric exterior is thick, high end home dec quality type fabric. The snap is easy to open and stays closed securely - you don't have to "fight a snap" or risk a tear in the fabric from a snap that you have to pull on. The zippered pocket is roomy enough for me to have put in my cable needles, darning needles, stitch markers in with lots of room to spare. The pocket is also large enough for me to get my whole hand inside and to see inside for what I need or am looking for - very roomy for notions storage. The lining fabric is also very nice quality and pretty. There are in the back cover - sections for some DPNs, or crochet hooks or I am also keeping a pencil in mine to make my pattern notes. The clutch really does expand so as to accomodate all of your needles without it looking like it's going to "explode" from being full (and I do have some larger circular needle sizes in there for my bulky yarn knitting). The only thing I would have liked is to have the pockets marked for needle size BUT there are so many pockets and I DO have circular needles in different cable lengths that what I plan to do is print out the needle size and cable length on pretty business cards (to print from my computer printer) and just tuck the cards in the appropriate pocket for easy reference - which probably works out better keeping all my same needle sizes together. I do have a knitting bag but I am keeping this out because it is so pretty and really doesn't look like you have left a knitting needle organizer lying about. (I also purchased the Della Q DPN organizer to coordinate with this pattern/ color.) The plastic pockets are a decent thick gauge material. So glad I finally treated myself to something so pretty AND so organized and functional.