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Knit One, Bead Too: Essential Techniques for Knitting with Beads
     

Knit One, Bead Too: Essential Techniques for Knitting with Beads

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by Judith Durant
 

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Give your knitting a touch of sparkle! Judith Durant shows you how to add beads to any knitting pattern using five easy-to-learn techniques. It’s simple, fun, and can be done right on your knitting needles. With step-by-step instructions for each technique, as well as 16 original patterns, you’ll be turning simple bags and wearables into stunning

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Give your knitting a touch of sparkle! Judith Durant shows you how to add beads to any knitting pattern using five easy-to-learn techniques. It’s simple, fun, and can be done right on your knitting needles. With step-by-step instructions for each technique, as well as 16 original patterns, you’ll be turning simple bags and wearables into stunning special-occasion creations in no time. From eye-catching knit caps to surprisingly intricate socks, you’ll be inspired to explore the endless possibilities of beaded knitting.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603426565
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
07/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
843,115
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable RightIncrease, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for more than 30 years. She currently lives in Lowell, Massachusetts. 

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Knit One, Bead Too: Essential Techniques for Knitting with Beads 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lynnslibrary More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago