Sunday, June 25, 2006

Adding Beads to Icarus

I added beads to the edging of my Icarus in row 3 of the edging.

The way I added the beads was with a crochet hook. I used small beads I got at a local craft store, nothing fancy, just black irridescent beads.

I added them to the stitch JUST AFTER THE 4 YO'S.

On the stitch just after the 4 yo's, I used a small crochet hook to transfer the bead to the next stitch by placing the bead on a crochet hook, pulling the stitch through the bead and then slipping it back onto the left needle. I then continued knitting by the ssk as directed in the pattern.

I hope that makes sense. If you have questions, you can email me at sbridger3 at cox dot net!

7 comments:

Sophie_vf said...

oh, that sounds gorgous! I'm eagerly awaiting pictures!

Miriam said...

I had beads on the original submission for Icarus, and IK took that part out because it would have made the pattern too long for the mag. But they were placed just above the yo4's so that they sit just below them once the shawl is done.

Miriam

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The Purloined Letter said...

What a great idea. I may have to do that myself. Really cool that it was in the original! I like the thought of having a little extra weight on the bottom of the shawl, too.

The Purloined Letter said...

Sorry about the extra posts. My computer freaked out momentarily and, despite my instincts, cursing and frantically pushing buttons did not seem to be the appropriate response....

Kim said...

Please post a picture! I may have to try that myself.