Knitting is such an enjoyable and relaxing
craft, the only way you could possibly improve on it would be to add beads, of
course! Bead knitting is done when beads are strung on your knitting thread or
fiber before you start to knit. As each stitch is made, a bead is slid forward
and knitted into place. Bead knitting has been used for hundreds of years to
make purses and bags and to add beads to sweaters, hats and other clothing.
Beads can be added in a particular sequence according to a chart or graph to
produce lovely and elegant patterns in the finished bead knitting. The beads
usually show on both sides of the knitting so that the finished item can be
reversed. Beads can be added in every single knitted stitch, or they can be
spaced out as desired to create patterns and texture in between the plain
stitches. However you decide to do it, bead knitting is sure to become a
favorite beading technique!