Knit One, Bead Too: Essential Techniques for Knitting with Beads
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Give your knitting a touch of sparkle! Judith Durant shows you how to add beads to any knitting pattern using five easy-to-learn techniques. It’s simple, fun, and can be done right on your knitting needles. With step-by-step instructions for each technique, as well as 16 original patterns, you’ll be turning simple bags and wearables into stunning special-occasion creations in no time. From eye-catching knit caps to surprisingly intricate socks, you’ll be inspired to explore the endless possibilities of beaded knitting.
on a wrong-side row, purl the next row. If you end on a right-side row, knit the next row. This creates a turning ridge on the right side. • NEXT ROWS: Work stockinette stitch for another �″ (2 cm). Bind off loosely. Finishing • Sew the side seams using a tapestry needle. • Place the hex-open frame inside the bag, fold the casing over the frame along the turning ridge, and stitch the casing in place with a tapestry needle and crochet thread (I used a nearly invisible backstitch; see page
not affect your gauge. When you get to the place where you want a bead, you bring the yarn to the front, slide one bead up close to the needle, slip the stitch, and work the next stitch. You may place a bead on the front side when working either right- or wrong-side rows. Carry-Along Bead Knitting Another option is carry-along bead knitting (chapter 5). With this method, you string beads onto a separate thread that you carry along with your main yarn. This affords you the possibility of
Shoulder pieces together with the three-needle bind-off (see page 153). Knitting the Border Note: When picking up stitches for the border, the pick-up rate is about 3 for every 4 stitches. • SETUP: With needle one size smaller, CC yarn, and right side facing, begin at the lower right front edge and pick up and knit (see page 152) 5 stitches along edge of garter stitch border. Pick up and knit to the shoulder 107 sts 117 sts 117 sts 126 sts 126 sts Pick up and knit 1 stitch in shoulder
everywhere who continue to innovate and share ideas. To present the techniques in this book, I’ve picked up the threads of countless knitters and beaders, known and unknown, past and present. The history of knitting is somewhat vague: The oldest surviving fragments of knitted cotton are from Egypt and date to somewhere around 1000 AD. The history of beads begins much earlier than that of knitted fabric. The first known beads, made from animal teeth and bones, were discovered in France, at an
double-pointed needles and join into a round. • Proceed and complete as for Ring Finger. RIGHT GLOVE • SETUP: Attach yarn at palm side of Middle Finger, pick up and knit 6 stitches over the 4 cast-on stitches of the Middle Finger as for Left Glove, and knit remaining 16 stitches from holder. Arrange stitches onto three double-pointed needles and join into a round. • Proceed as for Left Glove. Knitting the Thumb LEFT GLOVE • SETUP: Place 17 held Thumb stitches onto two double-pointed