Online Class

Knitting With Beads


Add sparkle and shine to your lace! Laura Nelkin shows you how easy and rewarding it is to incorporate beads into your knitting projects.

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Patterns for three beaded knitting projects: two lace shawls and a beaded cuff
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Laura Nelkin
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Beads add color and flair to knitted garments, accessories and jewelry. Laura Nelkin's here to show you how easy and rewarding it is to incorporate beads into any knitted project. Begin with a simple cuff, then progress to Laura's Accola shawl. You'll learn how to select the right beads and add them to any design. She demonstrates on her popular Clarus shawl pattern. Along the way, you'll learn how to create nupps, place beads in different locations on or between stitches, and work in both lace-weight and fingering-weight yarn. The two shawl patterns included free with this class can be worked in either type of yarn, and in small or large versions.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Laura Nelkin is back with a wonderful addition to your knitting: Beads! You'll take a look at the three projects you'll make in this class and learn about the Craftsy platform.
2. Techniques
3. Pioneer Cuff Part 1
4. Pioneer Cuff Part 2
5. Accola Shawl 1
6. Accola Shawl 2
7. Accola Shawl 3
8. Accola Shawl 4
9. Clarus Shawl With Beads
10. Bonus: Adding Beads to Other Patterns

Taught by

Laura Nelkin
Laura Nelkin
Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time for knitting indoors. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and hasn't looked back since. Today, she finds herself fascinated with beads and lace. Laura teaches all over the country, runs mystery knit-alongs and even has her own line of knitting kits and self-published patterns. You can find them online, as well as in her book, Knockout Knits.
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