Tutorial: Adding Beads to Knitting!

Step by Step 1/1 LslT RS (Left-slip-Twist) Knitting Tutorial


This week I'm trying something a little different... instead of step by step photos, I've filmed this tutorial!

Going forward I'm hoping to be much more active on my YouTube channel and after polling the Instagram community, I've decided that video tutorials are the way to go. I'll always include written instructions on the tutorial pages and the existing photo tutorials will continue to exist, but video seems to be the way most of you prefer to learn new techniques so that's what I'll be creating for you.

This tutorial covers a quick and easy way to add beads to your knitting projects with a small crochet hook as you knit. No pre-stringing, no messing with floss, just a simple technique with the perfect tool. I've posted the video below along with supplies used and written instructions. If you have any questions, you can always email me directly:

Have fun & happy knitting!

Shaina ^_^

PS: The yarn featured in this tutorial is from from MJ Yarns in the Jubilee colorway. The project I'm knitting on is the Naiad shawl.


Step 1:

Work in pattern to the stitch you will be placing a bead on.

Step 2:

Place a bead onto your crochet hook.

Step 3:

In the stitch to be beaded, insert the crochet hook purlwise (from right to left).

Step 4:

Hook the stitch with the crochet hook and pull it off the left needle.

Step 5:

Slide the bead onto the stitch.

Step 6:

Without twisting, place the stitch back onto the left needle.

Step 7:

Knit the stitch.


Continue in pattern, adding beads as called for. (Or as you see fit if you're winging it.)

That's it!

You've just added beads to your knitted fabric!

Try Beaded Knitting with these Patterns:

Tales of Childhood Shawl Lace and Mosaic Colorwork Knitting Pattern

Naiad Shawl

$5.99 USD

(Linked to the YumiYarns shop)

Tales of Childhood Fingerless Mitts Lace and Mosaic Colorwork Knitting Pattern

Soiree Slouch

$5.99 USD

(Linked to Ravelry)

Tales of Childhood Hat Lace and Mosaic Colorwork Knitting Pattern

Soiree Cowl

$5.99 USD

(Linked to Ravelry)