Thank you Jessican-Jean.Jessica-Jean said:You have two choices.
You can thread all the beads onto your yarn before you begin; this is tiresome and fiddly, especially if you run into a knot.
You can thread each bead onto the yarn as you do the stitch that requires a bead - using a very fine crochet hook, a length of dental floss, or such to get the yarn through the hole in the bead.
Do NOT cut the yarn!
marylin said:I pick up each bead with a crochet hook and place it in the stitch where I want the bead. Google it to get a lesson.
It goes very fast after the first few beads. I now put beads in every shawl I knit.
Very good response, I totally agree!!!RoxyCatlady said:I don't like to prestring the beads because it can damage, fray, even cut the yarn! The constant sliding of the unused beads while you knit the "plain" portions of your piece causes unnecessary friction along the yarn. Some beads are not as smooth inside as others, and the sharp edges will abrade the yarn as the bead slides along it.
One of the reasons I never did any beaded knitting until I learned the method with the crochet hook, placing beads on each individual stitch as needed.
Method depends on the pattern. Prestringing puts beads BETWEEN stitches, crochet placing puts them ON the stitch. It makes a difference in you finished product.knitterlin said:I knit with beads frequently. Generally, the pattern gives instructions on whether to string first or add the beads as you go. The advantage of the latter (using the crochet hook method already described) is that you don't have to count the beads ahead of time. I've counted wrong and run out of beads before I ran out of pattern.