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Topic: Knitting with beads, size 8/0? (spoiler for calico13)  (Read 1222 times)
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« on: August 26, 2006 06:57:13 PM »

First of all, if you're calico13, you shouldn't be reading this. I don't want to spoil the MYB Swap surprise!


Okay. I did a couple of searches and didn't really turn up anything helpful, so here goes. My apologies if this is a duplicate question.

So I'm looking at a knitting pattern that requires size 8/0 beads (360 of them!) to be strung on before casting on the project. My problem is, I went to Michael's today and found nothing but 10/0 and 6/0 (well, and a bunch of others that weren't marked using the same system, whatever that system is, and no way to compare them without defering to a beading expert).

The yarn is fingering weight (standard sock yarn sized). I decided against the 10/0 seed beads, as they just looked too darn small. I decided to get two packs of 6/0 beads that should coordinate with the yarn. Do you think that the sizes are close enough, or should I try to find somewhere that has 8/0 beads? I just don't know enough about beads, beading, or bead sizes to be able to tell for myself. I don't want the beads to be too bulky do any of you think they would be?

Thanks for any comments!
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2006 12:35:45 PM »

I've done lots of bead knitting and chances are it will work. But if it looks like they don't go to your local bead store (look in the phone book under beads). Size 8 is a pretty common size and any bead store will carry them. Hope the advice doesn't come too late.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2006 01:03:49 PM »

Actually, I ended up sending them along and letting her be the judge. Thanks, though!
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