Twist and Shout

This is just a little (and very amateur) tutorial about adding beads to your knitting with a twist tie…  Please forgive the horrid photo’s.  The camera is old and the photographer isn’t so great!!  :-)  I painted the twist tie with red nail polish so you can see it in the knitting.

Step one:  Make the twist tie “needle”…

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Step two:  Pass a bead over the “needle” to smush the bend together (or just pinch it)…

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Step three:  Insert one of the “legs” into the stitch as if to purl…
(please pardon the terrible photo editing! You couldn’t see past the glare on the needle!)

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Step four:  Slide stitch off needle and down to bend in twist tie…

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Step five:  Slide a bead onto the twist tie (over both legs)…

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Then slide the bead onto the stitch…

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Step six:  Insert tip of left needle into stitch on twist tie and slip the stitch back onto the needle…

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Slip the twist tie out of the stitch and you are ready to knit the stitch as normal.

I hope this helps anyone who is interested in this process…  Once again, I’m sorry for the poor quality of the photo’s.  It’s really time to invest in a new camera!!  (any digital camera recommendations????)  ;-)

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2 thoughts on “Twist and Shout

  1. VickiW says:

    No need to apologize; the photos are clear enough to me, and the process is very interesting. So far I am doing OK with my tiny crochet hook, but I really appreciate that there are other options. Thank you for all the work this must have taken.

  2. A few pictures, all-be-they a bit blurry are worth much more than the thousands of words that I’ve been trying to wrap my head around! Thanks for the tute.

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