Created by: BiancaV
Project

Knitted Bead Addiction

What are you most proud of? Knitting a tube, that is not easy and I felt like a porcupine. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't spend big amounts of dollars on yarn and beads, use what you have, or go to ebay and buy oddments. Doll sculpting needles with corks can become thin knitting needles, they don't cost that much, just sand the points off. Try to use thread that is not too fuzzy, but even that spool of meat binding cotton from the kitchen can be the thread. I have used a few of my partner's welding rods as needles, why not. Experiment.

You Can Make This

BiancaV made Knitted Bead Addiction with:

Brilliant Knit Beads

Online Class

Brilliant Knit Beads

with Betsy Hershberg

  • Rayon
  • silk cotton
  • metallic yarn

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Knitting a tube, that is not easy and I felt like a porcupine. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't spend big amounts of dollars on yarn and beads, use what you have, or go to ebay and buy oddments. Doll sculpting needles with corks can become thin knitting needles, they don't cost that much, just sand the points off. Try to use thread that is not too fuzzy, but even that spool of meat binding cotton from the kitchen can be the thread. I have used a few of my partner's welding rods as needles, why not. Experiment.

Q&A with BiancaV

DaisyandFlorrie asked:
They look great! I love the idea of using welding rod for needles - that's truly thinking outside the box!
BiancaV answered:
The joys of living in Australia, you gotta think outside the box sometimes :).

Skill Level

Intermediate