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Beaded knitting, it is fast becoming one of my favourite knitty tricks…

Meet Bellona, I designed these fingerless mittens for The Knitter magazine and they were featured in issue 77.  The beaded fleur de lis catch the light beautifully as the Debbie Abrahams beads nestle down in the scrumptious Sparkleduck Spirit yarn.



beaded fleur mittens jane burns tn


The mittens are worked in the round and the beads are added using the crochet hook method.  No having to thread hundreds of beads onto your yarn before you start!  These mittens would make a great addition to your wardrobe anytime of year.

It is never too early to start preparing for Christmas, is it?  I know I hear you screaming at me.  But I really wanted to share these with you.  These were also featured in The Knitter issue 77.  They are a great project to develop both your beading and your Fair Isle skills.

bead and fair isle baubles jane burns tn

I hope you can forgive my indulgence in sharing Christmas projects in February and that you will share your finished projects with me on my Facebook page.

Happy Knitting x


4 thoughts on “Beaded knitting, it is fast becoming one of my favourite knitty tricks…

  • Janet Walker

    Love the beaded fingerless mitts!
    My husband just found your blog and pointed out that you are based in Southend. Is the group still meeting in Waitrose? If so, are there any available places and when do you meet, please?

    • Hi Janet,

      I am afraid the group no longer meets, Jane x

      • Janet Walker

        Thanks for the reply anyway. I still have a jolly good blog to read and thanks for that too.

        • Thank you Janet, you’ve made my day 🙂 x


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