ID Tags for Circular Needles

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There have been discussions here in the past about methods of storing circular needles.  One of the challenges I find is how to label the sizes so that it's easy to get my hands on the correct size without a lot of hassle. 

I just puchased these little plastic tags from patternworks.com.  The tags fit onto the cable and are labeled in both US and metric.  They slip snugly onto the cable and slide back and forth so in reality one wouldn't need to remove the tag when knitting.  They do not have the needle length on them but that won't be a bother.

They come in 2 different sizes, from 0 - 6 and 7 - 35 US.  The only needles I couldn't tag are the 00 and 000.  Be aware that there are several tags for each size.  I didn't know this and over-ordered.  Not to worry as I'll send the extras to my best friend for his circulars.

I've put a photo here of the package along with one of my newly-tagged needles.

Comments

Yes, I bought a full set of

Yes, I bought a full set of those last winter. Makes the process of finding the right needle a lot easier. And easy is nice, especially these days. Sometimes can't find my head without help.

My favorite carrier for circulars is an old CD holder with a dozen or so envelopes. Anybody have a solution they like better for keeping needles under control? 

Have fun,