This tin was perfect. It is 13cm by 20cm and 4cm deep. It's one of four in a set.
It is the perfect size to hold all my kit which consists of;
A tape measure
A row counter. This Clover row counter is much easier to use than ones which fit on the end of your knitting needle.
A Grössenskala von Stricknadeln or, as I like to call it, a needle gauge.
Crochet hook for fixing dropped stitches
darning needles (in the green bullet) for sewing in ends
Thin thread for lifelines (useful when you are knitting a lace pattern)
Lots of stitch markers
Small tin to keep stitch markers in to stop them messing up the rest of my stuff
A set of dpns (because I am going to make some socks soon)
Instructions for Kitchener stitch (because there is no way I will ever commit it to memory)
Leftover yarn (not essential at all)
In my knitting bag I have my yarn and needles, the pattern I'm following and a small notebook and pen although I think these last two could also go in my tin.
What do you have in your knit kit? Is there anything vital I have forgotten?
Yarn for the socks I am going to make soon. Two pairs.