I love knitting accessories; no matter how many I have there is always something new to try out. Unfortunately, there are a few knitting accessories that don't get the attention they should and the double pointed project holders are one of these. Double pointed project holders are point protectors that hold your project safely on the needles while keeping your needles from punching through your bag. I have seen a few versions of these, but they were either not vegan or really ugly. After searching for something better with little luck I decided to make my own version. I found some cute pencil toppers for the smaller sock needles and some finger puppets for my larger needles. These are really easy to make and cost about $1 so you can make a pair for every set of dpns you own. If you make a set, send me a link to the picture and I will add it to this post. Enjoy!
Materials and Tools:
2 pencil toppers or finger puppets
1 ft heavy elastic cord cut in half
1 small pointy needle
1 large tapestry needle
1 pair of pliers (optional)
1. Using the smaller needle, make one hole in each side of both of the toppers or puppets.
2. Thread the elastic cording through the large tapestry needle and pull it through the hole on one side of the topper. You might find it easier to pull the needle through with the pliers. Repeat on the other side of the topper with the other piece of elastic cording.
3. Knot the cord on the inside of the topper as shown and trim the ends.
4. Repeat steps 1-2 using the unknotted end of the elastic cord.
5. To determine the length of your cord, place one of your dpns in the toppers and pull the elastic cord until it is tight enough to hold your needles in place yet loose enough to get them in and out of the protectors with ease. Make a little mark on the cording on each side.
6. Place your knots in the cording on the marks. Since you are dealing with elastic, this doesn't have to be perfect.
7. Trim your ends and for added security you can use a lighter to melt your knots.
8. Grab your needles and try them out!!
Anne's version (and these)