Recently my friend Bonny told me that she was taking a Craftsy.com class learning to knit with beads and that she just finished making a beaded cuff. I love beads and I love how they fit into crafts, especially with knitting.
Since one of my goals is to knit a few more shawls this year, I decided to enroll in Laura Nelkins Craftsy class , Knitting with Beads, the same online class as Bonny. Like all the Craftsy classes, you can start and go at your own pace, which I love!
A Note from Laura Nelkin, Instructor of Knitting with Beads
Beads add texture and surface interest to your knitwear, making this class perfect for anyone looking to add some sparkle to their knits. In addition to my exclusive patterns for a dynamic cuff and two multi-sized shawls in both lace-weight and fingering-weight yarn, my online class, Knitting with Beads, shares with you the techniques you will need to incorporate beads into any of your projects. With these new skills, you will become the independent knitter you’ve always wanted to be. Join me in this class, get my patterns, and enjoy a whole new level of knitting!
Last year I attempted beads in a hand-spun shawl and I really love how it turned out but haven’t done anything since. I knitted Multnomah by Kate Ray and added beads on the right side row with 181 stitches before the increases. So, I did this: k5, k1 w/bead and repeated up to 2 stitches before marker. I then repeated this step on the 2nd half and loved it! To me, beads just make your shawl shine and by adding a special touch, it becomes very unique.
I’m very excited about this class and think it will hone my skills not only in using beads, but in knitting shawls. Do you enjoy knitting with beads? If so, what projects have you made incorporating beads?
If you love learning new crafts and more, be sure to check out Craftsy other classes to!
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!