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Knitting With Beads

Beads add color and flair to knitted garments, accessories and jewelry. Laura's back to show you how easy and rewarding it is to incorporate beads into any knitted project. Begin with a simple cuff, then progress to Laura's Accola shawl. You'll learn how to select the right beads and add them to any design. She demonstrates on her popular Clarus shawl pattern. Along the way, you'll learn how to create nupps, place beads in different locations on or between stitches, and work in both lace-weig...

Topics: Knitting
Cost: $40 Per Course


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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!What You Will Learn in Knitting with Beads: How to properly choose and purchase beads How to string beads onto your yarn -- before you start or as you go How to work nupps, adding texture to your knitting How to pick up stitches and use a provisional cast-on How to knit double-sided lace How to hone your techniques by practicing on swatches How to fix mistakes quickly and easily How to become a more proficient lace knitter How to add beads to any patternProjects You Will Make in Knitting with Beads: The Pioneer Bracelet: Knit flat in a rectangle, then finished with jewelry closures, this exclusive pattern makes for a dramatic accessory, perfect for casual hangouts and more formal gatherings. The Accola Shawl: Multiple bead techniques adorn this shawl, which has you starting at the bottom border, then knitting up its body. Knitting this exclusive pattern is highly rewarding, and the end result is stunning. The Clarus Shawl: Add bling in the form of beaded edging to the gorgeous Clarus shawl, first seen in Laura's online Craftsy class, Mastering Lace Shawls.


  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Laura Nelkin
  • Cost: $40 Per Course
  • Institution: Craftsy
  • Topics: Knitting

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