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« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2005 05:31:32 PM »

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but my beads keep on getting all jumbled around in the stitches

Mine's doing that too.  I forget the bead size, but I'm using the thread called for...I'm ready to give up...I'm horrible at doing k2tog and it's worse with tiny needles. 
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« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2005 06:55:15 AM »

Could you post a picture of what is happening - I don't remember anything like that but it could just be my memory...
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« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2005 02:55:09 PM »

I think I figured out my problem.  I got really mad and ripped it all out and started again with some really tight knitting.  with the tight knitting my beads still have some that go on the back and some that go on the front.  It's every other row that goes on the front, so once I got far enough along I noticed that they (the every other row of beads *ones on front*) sit right next too eachother like they do in the photo.  So I'm just going with it.
I hope this helps anyone who is having the same problem.

Jane
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« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2005 06:39:33 AM »

Yay, I finished my first MaryElla! There will be more to come, because this was so fun and easy, and there are so many color possibilities. It will be great for gifts.



More on my blog: http://buonasara.blogspot.com/2005/07/livings-easy.html
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« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2005 02:09:27 PM »


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The easiest way to get the beads on the pearl cotton is to use a beading needle and simple string them.  If you have already strung them on thread, you can simply hold the thread taught and run the beading needle up the beads on the thread and transfer them over.  The directions say to tie the thread and the cotton together and transfer them, but I didn't have big enough bead holes to get them over the knot.  If your bead holes are big enough, that would be a simple method! Wink
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Actually, I tie half the knot instead of a full knot and slide the beads from the hank to the pearl cotton. I've done alot of bead knitting and that's a good way to do it too.

I've made a Mary Ella as well. I need to get a picture of it. I think it's great that you started this thread. I think on my next one that I'm not going to have the holes down the middle because I'm not going to put a ribbon in it.
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« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2005 05:35:03 PM »

I think I figured out my problem.  I got really mad and ripped it all out and started again with some really tight knitting.  with the tight knitting my beads still have some that go on the back and some that go on the front.  It's every other row that goes on the front, so once I got far enough along I noticed that they (the every other row of beads *ones on front*) sit right next too eachother like they do in the photo.  So I'm just going with it.
I hope this helps anyone who is having the same problem.

Jane

I just checked out Knitting With Beads by Jane Davis from the library, and she mentions this exactly! She said that those gorgeous beaded knitted bags from the victorian era are actually beaded on both sides- it's just how... stockinette? makes them distribute. There are stitch patterns that keep them on one side. I'll have to check when I get home and let you know exactly what it says!
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