Thursday, August 1, 2013

How to add beads to your knits

Knitting with beads is not as complicated as it seems to be. And the result is worth every bit of the extra effort you take while knitting with beads.

Here's one of the ways how to add beads to your knitting:

1. First, make a simple threading tool. Cut a 10cm / 4" piece of knitting wire, dental floss or fishing line.

2. Fold the piece so that one end of the tool is a bit longer than the other.
 3. Now get to your knitting. Knit a stitch that you want to place a bead on. On the photo it's the first stitch from the tip of the right needle.
 4. Insert one end of the threading tool you made in steps 1 and 2 into the stitch.
 5. Put a bead on both ends of the threading tool.
 6. Take the stitch off the right needle and slide the bead to the bottom of the stitch.
 7. Place the stitch back on the right needle and remove the threading tool from the stitch.
 8. Voila. Now you have a bead in your knitting.

 Repeat steps 3 to 7 to make your knitted creation as beautiful as you want it to be.

If photos are not clear enough follow this link to watch video tutorial.

Happy knitting with beads :-)

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