Knit One, Bead Too
Essential Techniques for Knitting with Beads
By Judith Durant
(Storey Publishing, Hardcover, 9781603421492, 160pp.)
Publication Date: June 2009
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Judith Durant introduces you to fun techniques that will perk up your knitted items with beautiful beads. Five distinct techniques fully incorporate beads into knitted items rather than simply adding beads as fringe or applique. The results are intricate works of art that you'll be proud to wear or give as gifts. Each of the techniques -- Bead Knitting, Beaded Knitting, Slipstitch Bead Knitting, Carry-Along Bead Knitting, and Hooked Beading -- is carefully explained with in-depth text and step-by-step illustrations. Everything is covered, including casting on and binding off, beading with various stitches, and correcting mistakes.Each of the five technique sections also includes three original patterns that show off the technique. Try Beaded Knitting on a golden evening bag that sparkles and shimmers. A subtler project uses Slipstitch Bead Knitting to add elegance to a mohair beret. Once you've mastered the techniques, you'll want to add beads to all of your favorite patterns "