Beaded Yarn

I’ve seen these beautiful yarns in the store with beads already on them but they are pretty expensive…

I was wondering if it really is simple to replicate. It seems intuitive enough to just take bead and stick them on a string but I bet there are some tips.

How far apart should the beads be?
What method is there to put them on?
What size bead for what size yarn will keep them from slipping?

btw this is my first post! :slight_smile:

From what I’ve seen on the net, there are several methods. You can string all the beads on your yarn before you start knitting and then slide them into place as needed, or you can use a crochet hook and slip them on as needed in the pattern. Here is a link to some basics.

I’ve never done knitted with beads, but it looks cool and is certainly on my ‘someday’ list. I once saw a Knitty Gritty that had it and it looked fairly easy. Here’s the link :,2025,DIY_14141_4155404,00

It looked basically liked you pre-threaded your beads on the yarn before you casted on and then moved the beads in place when the time came.

I’m sure I also saw another method where you somehow added them stitch before you knit. I think you used a crochet hook or something to do it. the advantage being you didn’t need to pre-thread.

Oh thank you both for your ideas! I will look into that!

I am adding these beads as I Knit. I use the dental floss thread method. You don’t have to worry about the beads tearing up your yarn or them spilled all over you floor.