Beaded knitting hack

May 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm Leave a comment

Can’t find your crochet hook? Don’t have one small enough to fit through those spiffing little beads you’ve been hankering to use?

Have a bit of fishing line or jewellery wire on hand?

Lop off a short piece, approx 15cm (6 inches) or so seems to be a manageable length, and try this:

Directions
  1. Loop fishing line or wire through stitch and slip off needle.
  2. Thread both ends of line through bead.
  3. Slip bead down onto stitch.
  4. Put stitch back on working needle (on left) and carry on knitting.

 

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Note: I managed to forget a step between the 3rd and 4th photos, where you put the beaded stitch back on the first needle and knit it before passing it across to your knitted needle.

Also apologies for photographing fishing line on a white background! I hunted high and low for my beading wire but it outsmarted me (not much of a feat, I know) and fishing line, being clear, doesn’t show up very well on any background.

And if you’re going cross eyed trying to work out whether I’ve put some weird watermark or subliminal message across the images, no, I haven’t. The nearest piece of white paper to photograph on happened to be the reverse side of some boy homework. That’s Oxford List #27 if you’re wondering.

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