Bead knitting is a great way of introducing a touch of glamour to a simple knitted fabric, and it’s a technique I’ve loved since first learning it many years ago. Armed with a bit of forward planning, some color pencils, and a chart, you can easily work with beads. This class takes a slightly different approach to bead knitting by using different colored beads to create motifs that are worked into the knitting as you go.
During the class students will have the opportunity to work from a design specially created for Vogue Knitting LIVE, or more adventurous students can create their own beaded colorwork design in chart form. You'll learn how to choose the right beads for the right project, how to thread beads on in sequence, how to work the pattern from a chart, and the basic bead knitting technique. Once you cast on, you can make a start on your beaded project, which can be completed after class at your own pace. If, like me, you like to knit with a bit of added bling, then this class is for you.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl; cast on/bind off; chart reading; knowledge of how to slip a stitch and read charts would be helpful but not essential
Supplies for Class:
100g of DK weight yarn. Needles: Either one pair US size 4 (3.50 mm) single-point needles or US size 4 (3.50 mm) circular needle with short cable for working in rows. As some knitters prefer working on circular needles regardless of project, the choice of needles entirely depends on personal preference. Sewing needle and thread for threading beads onto yarn. Small pair of scissors. 2 packets of size 6 (4 mm) glass beads in contrasting colors, i.e., 1 packet pink, 1 packet green. Pencil and eraser. 2 colored pencils to match the color of the beads (where possible).
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):