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!