Author(s): Judith Durant
Never have two distinct crafts paired as beautifully as knitting and beading. In "Knit One, Bead Too" Judith Durant introduces crafters to fun stitching techniques that perk up knitted items with beautiful beads. Now knitters will have fun embellishing their fibre crafts with pretty beads, and jewellery makers will enjoy the challenge of working with beads in a whole new way. "Knit One, Bead Too" arms crafters with the skills to pair fibres and beads in unexpected ways. Five distinct knitting methods fully incorporate beads into knitted items rather than simply adding beads as fringe or applique. The results are intricate works of art that every knitter will be proud to wear. Each of the five techniques - Bead Knitting, Beaded Knitting, Slip stitch Bead Knitting, Carry-along Bead Knitting, and Hooked Beading - is carefully described with in-depth text and step-by-step illustrations. Durant describes all the tips and tricks of knitting with each technique, including casting on and binding off, beading with various stitches, and correcting mistakes. Each of the five technique sections includes three complete patterns that highlight that beading method.