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with Laura Nelkin
Online Class

Knitting With Beads Made Easy

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Class Overview

Want to add beads to your knitting, but not sure where to start? Then this is the class for you! Join designer Laura Nelkin as she walks you through two simple projects: a beaded-strand cuff and kerchief-style shawl. Along the way, learn techniques for placing beads and stringing beads.


  • intermediate
  • 5 episodes
  • 1h15m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

Begin as Laura gives an overview of your projects, a beaded cuff and shawl. Then she goes over the tools and materials you'll need to get started.

2. Placing Beads

2. Placing Beads

The first step to knitting with beads is placing beads, a simple technique to add beads to your knitting as you go. Laura teaches you how to use a crochet hook, dental floss or a specialty needle to get those beads onto your stitches.

3. Pre-Stringing Beads

3. Pre-Stringing Beads

Another option is pre-stringing beads onto your yarn, and then knitting them into your fabric. Laura shows you the best way to pre-string beads onto yarn, plus a few different methods for incorporating beads as you knit.

Recommended with this class

  • Lace-weight yarn for the cuff
  • Light fingering weight yarn for the Beadkerchief
  • US 1 (2.25 mm) and US 4 (4.5 mm)
  • Beads as specified in the patterns
  • Beading tools such tiny crochet hooks, floss threaders, etc.
  • Hook and eye clasp