There are several ways to incorporate beads into your knitting, but this tutorial illustrates how to place beads using a tiny crochet hook. This is a neat and tidy method which results in beads which sit upright over a single stitch. It is also the method used in my Photosynthesis Shawl pattern.
– #6 beads
– 0.6mm crochet hook
When using a crochet hook to place beads, you place them individually, just before you knit the stitch. They sit on the stitch, with the entire loop of the stitch pulled through the bead, and then you knit the stitch normally, which locks the bead in place within the work.
July 13, 2009 @ 8:00 am
What a great idea. I have tried to add beads into my knitting but found it a bit too fiddly. That looks ideal. thank you
July 13, 2009 @ 7:04 am
I can’t believe I ran into your blog today! I am just ready to start knitting a shawl and wanted to add beads this way but have never done it before. This couldn’t have come at a more opportune time! Thanks!