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Aug 9, 2019 15:48:34   #
peacegoddess
 
There is a shawl pattern I want to knit, but do not want to include beads. When the pattern states, “place bead” do I knit the stitch? This may seem like a dumb question but I am sure someone has the answer.
Thank you
 
Aug 9, 2019 15:56:31   #
targa416 (a regular here)
 
Someone is going to ask you this, so I may as well be the first. What’s the pattern? Seeing the pattern helps us to help you.
Aug 9, 2019 16:10:31   #
Sealcookie
 
Just do what the pattern says without the bead.
Aug 9, 2019 16:10:41   #
annweb170
 
Check what stitch is used and leave the bead off .It may be k,p ,or some other stitch.I have done quite a lot of beaded work but not always put the bead on the stitch.
Aug 9, 2019 16:52:57   #
PennySense
 
I have done a fair amount of beading.

Check the pattern.

Some patterns are designed to have you add a bead to the stitch you are making. In which case, just don't add the bead to the stitch, and you should be fine.

Some beading patterns are designed around stringing all the beads in advance of your project and placing the beads between stitches (slip stitch method), just ignore all the slip stitch instructions and follow the rest (it still doesn't effect the number of stitches per row).

Hope this helps.
Aug 9, 2019 21:19:14   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
What ^^^^^^ said!
 
Aug 9, 2019 22:57:24   #
peacegoddess
 
Thanks for the help from everyone.
Aug 10, 2019 01:49:50   #
klrober (a regular here)
 
I've done a lot of shawl beading & usually it's a knit st where you place the bead but the pattern should tell you that....where to place the bead & what st to use.
Aug 10, 2019 07:28:35   #
susanmjackson (a regular here)
 
Yes, just knit that stitch instead of placing a bead.
Aug 10, 2019 14:08:19   #
lindseymary
 
I have often wondered what size beads do you use?Obviously a bead that fits lace weight will not fit fingering or DK.Is there a chart with suggested bead sizes?Lindseymary
Aug 10, 2019 16:18:17   #
Kiwi-pally
 
lindseymary wrote:
I have often wondered what size beads do you use?Obviously a bead that fits lace weight will not fit fingering or DK.Is there a chart with suggested bead sizes?Lindseymary


The pattern will tell you, as well as how many beads you should use. It should also say which brand of beads has been used, as there could be differences in internal diameter between brands. Project notes will often include this information, and sometimes long with the colours of beads that were used.
 
Aug 10, 2019 17:14:00   #
annweb170
 
If the pattern doesn’t mention the size of bead 8 could be used for lace weight and sometimes fingering although I prefer a size 6 for fingering. The bigger the number the smaller the bead .Miyuki are a very good make to get and as you are in the U.K. try Crystals and Ice and Charisma Beads .The latter may be a bit slow for a while as her husband,who helped in the business ,has recently died .
Aug 11, 2019 12:22:24   #
lindseymary
 
Thank you Annweb,will bookmark info.Lindseymary
Aug 21, 2019 20:01:13   #
susanstamps (a regular here)
 
PennySense wrote:
I have done a fair amount of beading.

Check the pattern.

Some patterns are designed to have you add a bead to the stitch you are making. In which case, just don't add the bead to the stitch, and you should be fine.

Some beading patterns are designed around stringing all the beads in advance of your project and placing the beads between stitches (slip stitch method), just ignore all the slip stitch instructions and follow the rest (it still doesn't effect the number of stitches per row).

Hope this helps.
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GREAT explanation !
 
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