Stitch a Blinged-Out Knit With These Beaded Patterns

There's an easy way to add some sparkle and shine to any knit project: just add beads . It's totally fun, and these beaded knitting patterns offer plenty of opportunity to play with a little bling-bling while you're making.

1. Beadkerchief

Use super simple knitting techniques to make this top-down neck-kerchief. The colorful mix of beads practically does the work for you, so you can get lost in your sparkly knitting.

Now it’s time to knit up your final project, a top-down triangle shawl. Learn how to read a chart for bead placement and work a bind-off with placed beads.

2. Filum Cuff

This fun beaded strand uses both the knitting with a bead technique and the placing a bead technique, so it's a great project for practicing your skills. Once you get comfortable knitting with lace-weight yarn , you'll want to make a dozen for all your BFFs.

Once you're comfortable with the two key techniques for knitting with beads, it's time to put them into action! Follow along as Laura demonstrates how to cast on the cuff, working a clasp into the cast-on edge. Then, using both beading techniques, work through the beaded section and complete your cuff.

3. Accola Shawl

Nupps, placing beads and double-sided beaded lace makes this shawl totally eye-catching. The pattern is written for two weights of yarn and two sizes, so you can pick what you love best.

Learn the basics of choosing yarn and beads, and work up a swatch, which is an important element of any lace project. Laura designed the Accola shawl just for this class.

Good to Know

Learn more about adding beads to your knits in our class Knitting With Beads Made Easy .

4. Clarus Shawl

The beaded border really makes this shawl pop. And since it's worked from the top down and constructed from two triangles separated by a center panel, it's a total blast to knit.

The lovely Clarus shawl is a familiar favorite to Laura's students in Mastering Lace Shawls. You'll learn how to add beads to this included pattern.

Photo via Bluprint instructor Laura Nelkin

5. Pioneer Cuff

This simple lace pattern is worked over 13 stitches, so it's a great building block for learning how to knit with beads. (It looks oh-so-fashionable around your wrist, too.)

Learn to knit a fashionable cuff bracelet! Practice your new bead knitting skills as you begin this small project.

6. Beads on Beret

There are no rules to this slouchy beret — just add beads wherever you desire using a small crochet hook. Mix up the placement to create something completely yours, or opt to go bead-free.

April 17, 2020
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Stitch a Blinged-Out Knit With These Beaded Patterns