05-13-2006, 11:54 PM
Has anybody knitted with real pearls before? I know this sounds kind of frivolous, but it isn't really...Blue Moon Beads sells small freshwater strands for just a few dollars, and I thought that maybe attaching a few of these to a very special project would be a very luxurious addition and a real treat. My question isn't so much about the technique of adding beads/pearls to the knitted garment because I know how to do that; it has more to do with the care of the garment. Is this something I would never be able to wash--even handwash--if I used real pearls?