Are you craving a little bling in your knit life? I have the solution: add pretty beads to your knitting! Adding beads along the edge of a shawl or scarf adds just the right amount of weight so that it hangs nicely. Adding them to mitts, hats and even socks can add a touch that makes the project just a little more special.
- beads (size 8.0 works well on fingering yarn)
- a super small crochet hook that will fit through the hole in your bead (I use size 14) OR dental floss threaders. I find the dental floss threaders very handy for those beads that have smaller than usual holes
I’ll show you both the crochet hook and floss threader methods for getting beads onto your knitting:
Crochet Hook Method:
Step One: Pick up the bead with your crochet hook and hook stitch to be beaded.
Step Two: Secure stitch with end of crochet hook while pushing bead off of crochet hook and over loop onto knitting.
Step Three: Replace stitch back on left needle and knit stitch.
Dental Floss Threader Method:
Step One: Thread Floss threader through loop of stitch to be beaded and through bead as shown:
Step Two: Thread single end of floss threader back through bead again:
Step Three: Holding both ends of floss threader, push bead onto knitting. Remove threader, replace stitch on left needle and knit stitch.
Voila! Either way you do it, you now have a bead within your knitting!
Nice work, Crafty Friends!