Knitting with beads

Ordered some 4mm crackle beads off eBay today, thinking they might be a nice addition to what I’m going to make for a friend’s Christmas present (matching slouchy hat and gloves set, not settled on patterns yet though). I know people normally use seed beads but I loved the colour of these ones. Never done beaded knitting before but I’m looking forward to giving it a try!
Who else enjoys knitting with beads?

They always look so pretty! I never make shawls so I haven’t used them, but even though I only make hats for charity I might have to give it a try. :slight_smile:

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I’ve enjoyed knitting with beads and I love the finished item. Mostly I’ve done sweaters. I found that placing the bead between 2 purl sts or using a crochet hook to add the bead to a stitch works best for me. That way the bead stays in place and doesn’t slip to the back.

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