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Apr 13, 2019 15:15:40   #
mariongurney
 
Help I have tried 3 times to put beads on my knitting, I used beads years ago but on the brother 950i they jump on to the main bed or break the yarn and I don't know what to do as i have pulled the needle out so it rest under the bed but I have tried all different ways and the last time I tried the wool broke in 2 places.I have actual knitting beads as well, I was wondering if I should have the rubber wheels out on the carriage but at the moment I am feeling very disheartened as i have been on the machine nearly all day trying. So I am hoping that someone has any other ideas fingers crossed thank you
Marion....
 
Apr 13, 2019 16:23:57   #
Palma Asd (a regular here)
 
Can this help you? https://susanguagliumi.com/tag/beading-on-a-knitting-machine/
Apr 13, 2019 16:50:13   #
mariongurney
 
Thank you...
Apr 13, 2019 22:08:25   #
GrammaAnn
 
https://annsroost.wordpress.com/machine-knit-techniques/stitch-techniques/beading/ This is on my blog.
Apr 14, 2019 05:13:24   #
mariongurney
 
Thank you very much I will give that ago.
Apr 14, 2019 07:19:39   #
KarenWorth (a regular here)
 
mariongurney wrote:
Help I have tried 3 times to put beads on my knitting, I used beads years ago but on the brother 950i they jump on to the main bed or break the yarn and I don't know what to do as i have pulled the needle out so it rest under the bed but I have tried all different ways and the last time I tried the wool broke in 2 places.I have actual knitting beads as well, I was wondering if I should have the rubber wheels out on the carriage but at the moment I am feeling very disheartened as i have been on the machine nearly all day trying. So I am hoping that someone has any other ideas fingers crossed thank you
Marion....
Help I have tried 3 times to put beads on my knitt... (show quote)


Recommended size beads to use on a standard gauge are 6mm. What size are the knitting beads? Also you have to make sure that the stitch size is large enough to accommodate a bead and that the yarn will fit through the bead smoothly. I use a thin yarn and smaller than 6mm beads and dental floss to thread the beads.
 
Apr 14, 2019 08:02:43   #
susieknitter (a regular here)
 
I could be wrong but it sounds as if your stitch tension (on the carriage and maybe the tension mast also) is too tight. If the stitch isn't big enough to take the bead this will make it go up onto the bed/break the yarn.

ETA........Just noticed that Karen has the same opinion as I do. She managed to post a little quicker than I did.
Apr 14, 2019 09:33:47   #
txgigi (a regular here)
 
Good info
Apr 19, 2019 16:15:56   #
MKDesigner (a regular here)
 
Back when I did a lot of bead knitting (craft fairs back in the 80’s) on purses etc., I loosened the carriage dial 1 or 2 clicks depending on the stretch ability of the yarn. This was on th Brother 890 standard.
Marge
 
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