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Old 06-11-2006, 06:24 AM   #1
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To bead or not to bead...that is the question
Hi everyone,
I'd like to try something with beads and would love to hear everyone's experience on the topic.

What did you make?
Where did you get your beads?
What type of beads?
Any helpful tips?
Any photos of your work?

I have a book that includes a small section on knitting with beads and I've seen the Knitty Gritty episode on it. Otherwise, no real experience with it yet. I think I'd like to do an evening bag or something small.

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Old 06-11-2006, 06:29 AM   #2
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I've beaded several times and simply love the look. I have knitted little Christmas ball covers and those had beads knitted in and I put them on the hem of a sweater once. Be brave and go for it!
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:19 AM   #3
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I haven't tried it myself yet (although I have bought several beads!)

But Sara Jayne posted this link which looks tremendously helpful in beading!

http://fluffyknitterdeb.blogspot.com...made-easy.html
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:29 AM   #4
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I used beads in 2 of the squares of my crazy quilt. Not too complex, not the greatest picture, but it will give you a little idea. The hardest part was finding beads that had large enough holes to go on the yarn. (I know you can knit them on thread alongside the yarn, but I didn't want to.) I'd say go for it and have fun!
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:30 AM   #5
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I'm loving the look of the beads in knitting...especially the socks on the blog...after I finish my items for the Knitting World Cup...I gotta do some beaded socks..yeah, baby! Maybe I will add some beads to one of the tanks I'm doing for the Cup :thinking:
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:36 AM   #6
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I used beads on Roo's crumpets top and now in the little girl socks I'm making her I don't have my pattern with me but I think KnitQueen's Beaded socks :thinking:


Where did you get your beads? only place I have around me wally world lo
What type of beads? Glass beads
Any helpful tips? just work with the beads sometimes you think thats going to be on the back side but they usually have a way of coming out right..
Any photos of your work? here is the top of Roo's dress its a little dark though...
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:D I LOVE ROO'S Crumpets top!!!
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Old 06-11-2006, 01:15 PM   #8
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Thank you Becka!! I had her in it on Friday and she got so many compliments on it :rofling:
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I haven't beaded anything yet but I did buy beads from my LYS recently. I hope to do a scarf for myself in the Fall with them. It's on my "to do" lists.
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Lily Chin wrote a book called "Knit and Crochet with Beads". You might find that useful. None of the patterns really grabbed me, but there's lots of info about technique.


I am working on my first beaded project right now. It's the bikini in the newest Vogue knitting issue. The yarn is Lana Grossa's "New Cotton Print" (6o% cotton, 40% microfiber) I'll be putting pink seed beads around the edges as trim. Maybe I'll get it done before December....

Have you read the Knitty article on the subject by Sivia Harding? It's fabulous.

http://www.knitty.com/issuespring06/...edbybeads.html

Have fun!

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