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Knit One, Bead Too: Essential Techniques for Knitting with Beads [NOOK Book]


Add sparkle to your knitting!

Embellish your knitted projects with eye-catching beauty of beads. Using five easy-to-learn beading techniques, you can turn designs for simple bags and wearables into stunning special-occasion creations. And it's all done right on your knitting needles!

Judith Durant offers step-by-step instructions for mastering the techniques as well as ...
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Knit One, Bead Too: Essential Techniques for Knitting with Beads

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Add sparkle to your knitting!

Embellish your knitted projects with eye-catching beauty of beads. Using five easy-to-learn beading techniques, you can turn designs for simple bags and wearables into stunning special-occasion creations. And it's all done right on your knitting needles!

Judith Durant offers step-by-step instructions for mastering the techniques as well as sixteen original patterns that feature beadwork. What's more, after you have learned how to knit with beads, you can apply the techniques to any pattern. The possiblities for beaded knitting are endless!

Praise for the book:
"An inspiring, in-depth, and accesible guide to knitting with beads. With excellent instructions, Judith not only answers the questions about these tantalizing techniques, she also presents a world of possibilities for knitters of all levels. In this knitter's opinion, Knit One Bead Too is destined to become a definitive and very welcome addition to the world of knitting."
- Cheryl Oberle, Author of Knitted Jackets, Folk Vests, and Folk Shawls

"Spectacular, highly appealing projects - gloves, pillow, shawl, sweaters, and more - using nearly forgotten bead knitting techniques...a fresh twist on the craft, with subtle, understated colors and designs." - Diane Fitzgerald, Internationally known bead artist and author of several books, including Shaped Beadwork
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
The beautiful cover offers a hint of the fabulous projects contained in this well-illustrated guide to incorporating beads into knitted projects. The full color photographs are detailed and make the clear instructions easy to follow. Durant includes the basics of getting started and moves along to actual patterns that give all of the materials needed, as well as suggestions for modifying the original designs. Trouble shooting tips are invaluable as she notes typical mistakes and how to correct them without having to abandon the project. Each section is preceded with an introduction about where the technique originated or some aspect of using the various methods. I am particularly fond of the "Hook Bead Knitting" section because it does not require pre-stringing beads; I love the fast start and immediate results. The chapters include: "Tools and Techniques," "Bead Knitting," "Beaded Knitting," "Slipstitch Bead Knitting" (also a favorite of mine), "Carry-Along Bead Knitting," "Hook Bead Knitting," and "Putting It All Together." The author has a long background in "professional" knitting and has had a column in Beadwork for a number of years. The inclusion of historical tidbits and factoids about materials make this instruction book fun to use, while the ring binding makes it easy to use while actually working. Back matter includes information about the abbreviations used, bead sizes, a glossary, bibliography, resources for materials, and a detailed index. Reviewer: Sheilah Egan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603426565
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 7/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 866,848
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Judith Durant is editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes six volumes, and author of Never Knit Your Man a Sweater and Knit One, Bead Too and co-author with Jean Campbell of The Beader’s Companion and with Dorothy T. Ratigan of Knitting Know-How. Judith has been knitting for more than fifty years and writing and editing for thirty years. She currently lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

The Best of Both Worlds

1 Tools and Techniques
Knitting Needles and Hooks
Beading Surfaces
Winding Yarn
Pre-Stringing Beads
Taming Strung Beads

2 Bead Knitting
Technique in Detail: Preventing Bias Skew, Knitting with a Bead, Purling with a Bead, Reading Charts, Correcting Mistakes
Projects: Carpet Coasters, Turquoise Mixed Bag, Colorful Diamonds Gloves

3 Beaded Knitting
Technique in Detail: Beading between Knit Stitches, Beading between Purl Stitches, Beading with Garter and Reverse Stockinette Stitches, Shaping with Beads, Casting On and Binding Off with Multiple Beads, Correcting Mistakes
Projects: Iridescent Beaded Scarf, Golden Purse, Crystal Cardigan

4 Slipstitch Bead Knitting
Technique in Detail: Slipstitching a Single Bead, Slipstitching Multiple Beads, Inspired Slipstich Beading
Projects: Magic Mohair Beret, Beady-Eyed Cable Socks, Beads-Go-Sporty Pullover

5 Carry-Along Bead Knitting
Technique in Detail: Placing a Bead over a Single Stitch, Placing Several Beads over a Single Stitch, Placing Several Beads over Multiple Stitches, Correcting Mistakes, Avoiding the Twist, Inspired Carry-Along Beads
Projects: Grapes and Berries Pillow, Drop-Bead Evening Shell, Zulu Inspired Vest

6 Hook Bead Knitting
Technique in Detail: Hooking a Bead, Bead Placement by Rows, Knitting vs. Slipping, Slipstitch Beading vs. Hook Bead Knitting, Inspired Hook Bead Knitting
Projects: Mermaid Shoulder Bag, Beady Tam, Wedding Stole

7 Putting It All Together
Project: Sampler Beaded Bag

Bead Sizes
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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    A must for bead work

    This is a great book to add to your knitting library. The many different techniques for adding beads to projects are well explained complete with photos. The author gives a comprehensive overview of beads, sizing, and the types of beads to avoid problems. The projects range from simple to complex, however the techniques for the complex projects could be used on a simpler design of your own.

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