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My mom and grandma instilled in me a love for making things. I remember learning to knit from my mother when I was about 7. I made the most awful slippers imaginable - misshapen and ugly, but I ...

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Knitting with Beads - Easy Cuff Bracelet

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Knitting with Beads - Easy Cuff Bracelet
Knitting with Beads - Easy Cuff Bracelet
Knitting with Beads - Easy Cuff Bracelet
Knitting with Beads - Easy Cuff Bracelet

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on and off
  • knit (garter stitch)
  • yarn over
  • knit 2 together

Pattern Description:

How can you incorporate sparkle and add dimension to knitting? Knitted fabric is usually flat, and the word 'bling' does not come up very often to describe it.

I have taught myself many craft techniques through the years, but knitting with beads was different. It didn't come easily. It took a long time. There were supporting techniques that had to be figured out. And there was a deadline - I had to teach a workshop in knitting with beads - and that deadline was fast approaching.

For anyone who has thought about learning to knit with beads, the Knitting with Beads - Cuff Bracelet is a combination pattern and tutorial. Time to take those first steps into a technique that can quickly become addictive, and add a touch of bling to your knitting.



not critical for this project

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 1 1/2" x 7 3/4" (4 cm x 20 cm)


  • 500+ size 6 seed beads
  • 1 skein Paton's Grace
  • 1 button - approximately 5/16 inch - 1 cm

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • fabric stiffener or white glue
  • ruler