Type of item: Accessory
Style: Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Formal / Bridal, Traditional
Beads Pearl cotton size 1.25 knitting needles Graft paper
What was your inspiration?
I have always wanted to learn to knit with beads. I have a couple of books but it was a lot harder than it looks.
What are you most proud of?
Actually getting a good rhythm going and tightening the tension to make it go smoothly. Also learning to knit with such small needles - I had a few cuts from them but mostly the fact that it is finished is what I am most proud of. It took several attempts at stringing the beads in the right order and I had to do the graft several times to get it right.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Patience, patience and more patience. This technique is really for the advanced knitter who is comfortable with small needles and cottons. Plus following a graft isn't easy either