I’m doing a series of playing with both yarn and beads at the same time. Err…. I’m doing a series wherein I try to convince you to play with yarn and beads at the same time.
- Crochet with Beads Part 1: pre-stringing beads before you chain
- Crochet with Beads Part 2: setting beads as you go
- Knitting with Beads Part 1: pre-stringing beads before you cast-on
- Knitting with Beads Part 2: setting beads as you go
- What Beads to Use and Where to put them in your Knit and Crochet Work
- Added by request – adding beads as you spin yarn
Most patterns don’t call for beads but that shouldn’t stop you. You can add beads to a knit any time you like! There is more than one way to get that done. Today I’m pre-stringing beads and then knitting. By that I mean I string all the beads I’ll need onto the working yarn and then cast-on. Then I pull a bead up and work it into my knitting.
With this technique I can set beads on the “bar” that runs between stitches
or on the side of a stitch itself.
I can even stack multiple beads on a stitch and get a unique effect.
Try it on your next knit. I think you’ll love how easy it is to add that little extra something with beads.