Bead knitting or is it knitting with beads? I hadn’t attempted this knitting technique before until the other day. I have to say it is reasonably easy and fun to do. After browsing through various books and online how to’s I discovered there are generally two ways to go about bead knitting. The method I have used below involved adding the beads on the knit row using a very fine crochet hook and threading the bead onto the stitch ready to knit, putting it back onto the needle and knitting it in continuing the row until adding the next bead. The other method involves threading all of the beads onto the yarn before you begin. I plan to try this method out soon as I think that this is probably going prove less fiddly.
Knitting with beads really compliments delicate yarns such as mohair or fine Lace. It gives the knitting that extra dimension – an opulent quality. Decorative beads look beautiful on scarves and evening wear – such as cardigans, maybe even purses or bags. There are so many possibilities.