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

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

by Judith Durant

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603426565
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 14 MB
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About 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. 

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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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