There are so many different knitting and crocheting techniques and styles I haven’t tried or know how to do. I’ve been knitting and crocheting for years, but I will never know it all. The nice thing is, I love to learn.
Something I have never tried before is to knit with beads or sequins. I’ve embellished a project by sewing them on after I was finished knitting, but never knit a bead or sequin into the project. As I mentioned yesterday, my grandmother made beautiful sequined shells with a sequin knit into every stitch.
To me, it would be a tedious task. One I’m sure would have amazing results, but a painstakingly long process nevertheless. I’m not sure what projects would benefit by adding them to it. I am thinking a lace scarf might be an excellent choice. I would certainly wear the scarf and it would be very dressy looking. It would also make a nice gift.
I have found there are many helpful “how to” videos and websites on bead knitting. I just don’t know if I’m up to doing it right now. And wouldn’t you have to use a really small needle size to get the sequins or beads on? Which would make the process take even longer. I’d have to see a really appealing pattern that catches my eye and someone special in mind to knit it for. Then, and only then, would I consider making something with the beads knit into each of the stitches. And, I’m getting old. I want to finish the project in this lifetime.
I don’t know. I’m still mulling it over. Do I or don’t I? Which pattern? How do I go about it? Tempt me. If you know of a pattern that would be perfect for me, please let me know. In the meantime, I’ll just ponder the thought.
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