The neat lines of Drift Away are like the grooves in that record you’re listening to, and they flow into entwined cables sitting prettily on the ankles. Worked in Tempo 4ply, a strong merino/nylon mix that makes the twisted stitches … Continue reading
Nothing To Say has a little bit of everything I love the most: its medley of eyelets, cables and beads mean this is a great little sock for practising your knitting techniques. The sharp stitch definition of the Titus … Continue reading
Relax and unwind with the deceptively simple No Room for Ravers – though it features cables and beads, the seemingly complex patterning is achieved with a mere 8-row pattern repeat. Knit from the cuff down, with a gusset and … Continue reading
Lazy Sunday Knitted Socks launched at the weekend at WonderWool Wales, if you were lucky enough to attend the show you may have seen the book along with the samples on the Eden Cottage Yarns stand? Today the book goes on … Continue reading
If you’re new to beading, this is the sock to start with. I’ve used my most simple, vanilla construction, and the geometric eyelet pattern is decorated with just 16 beads on each sock. Try using the … Continue reading
Meet the cover star of Lazy Sunday Socks, the collection was inspired by my perfect Sunday. Kicking back listening to music, knitting on something precious, something totally indulgent, just for me. The lyrics from The Small Faces song, perfectly encapsulated … Continue reading
Hello everyone, I hope you are well? It has been all go go go over the past couple of months to get Lazy Sunday Knitted Socks to press. Today I am finally able to give you a tiny sneak peek … Continue reading
Fancy some festive socks? You have found some. My passion for beading continues with these fabulous beaded socks with a lace Christmas Tree motif. The Beads delicately highlight the pretty tree pattern that’s knitted into the fabric, and their metallic … Continue reading
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.
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.
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
Threading loads of beads onto yarn for a beaded project is not my idea of fun, so “Beading Beautiful” is another of my patterns that use the crochet hook technique.
With a lovely dark yarn and contrasting shiny beads make contemporary stylish looking napkin rings, perfect for your festive table.
If you are not familiar with this beading technique there are some fantastic resources out there to get you started. Laura Nelkin has a fantastic Craftsy course that teaches many ways to add beads to your knitting, even some that use dental floss! I warn you though, if you enrol in this Craftsy class you will spend so much time looking for more and more projects you can add beads to, totally addictive!
As always I would love to see your finished projects on my Facebook page
You can download Issue 87 of Let’s Knit Magazine here.