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« on: October 11, 2006 04:48:53 PM »

could anyone give me some tips on how to do this? maybe point me in a site that has a nice tutorial. i did a search on here and all that came up were the fabulous already made products of multipl craftsters. i'm hoping to both knit on VERY tiny needles to make jewlery but also i would like to knit scarves with beads in them if it's possible.

thanks guys Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2006 07:26:25 PM »

Hey there...I actually posted a question about this a while ago.  Didn't get much in the way of response so I figured it out and then posted on my blog. 

A pic: http://pequalsmd.blogspot.com/2006/07/why-we-need-winter-birthdays.html

Here's the tutorial: http://pequalsmd.blogspot.com/2006/09/details-of-scarf.html

(If the links don't work when you click on them, just copy & paste...for some reason, my computer and craftster don't always get along...)  Good luck!

The other thing that I found superhelpful was just to take some scrap yarn and beads and just mess around with stitches & stuff -- you get some really cool patterns by accident.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2006 03:40:38 AM »

I think I was watching a Knitty Gritty rerun and they mentioned knitting with beads. There were two ways to do it. You could prestring the beads and then knit. Every once in a while, you'll have to cut the yarn to string more beads. Another way was to use a crochet hook. Put the bead on the crochet hook and then pull the stitch through the bead.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2006 10:27:08 AM »

Just a few more things...

Here's the old thread -- it has links to a few sites/patterns:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103397.msg982814#msg982814

SnB has a knit hat pattern with some sparkly things on it, and I think that the technique would apply to beads as well.

Knitty has some patterns for beaded things:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTblancheneige.html

http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTtendrils.html  (<-- uses almost 2000 beads!!)

They describe the two common beaded knitting techniques -- one where you use a crochet hook and the other where you thread the beads onto the yarn before you start knitting.  Have fun & good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2006 11:24:19 AM »

magknits had a nice pair of fingerless gloves with beads worked in.  here's the link: http://magknits.com/Sept06/patterns/seaside.htm

i also have wanted to get into knitting with beads, but with all these darn xmas projects building up, it's going to have to wait...  :-(
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2006 04:17:10 PM »

I just finished Grumperina's Black Sea Hat, and I liked the concise little explanation she gives in the pattern, after BK1 in the Abbreviation section.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2006 11:00:48 AM »

thanks so much for all the help guys Wink those links were really helpful. i need to go figure out what on earth i'm going to make now Cheesy
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