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Has anyone knitted this ornament? http://www.*************/project/knitting-beaded-christmas-ornaments My understanding of slipping a bead is that you slip a stitch with the yarn in front and slide the bead so it lies in front of the slipped stitch, but in this pattern the stitch count doesn't allow for that. At the end of row 8 there are 60 stitches. Row 9 is (Knit 3, slip 1 bead) 19 times, knit 3. The Knit 3s total 60 leaving no stitches for slipping. Help!
 

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Thanks. I'll have to give it a try. Can't quite picture how it will work as on following rows you slip two at a time and then three at a time. Seems like a lot to tuck between stitches.
elsiemarley said:
You don't slip a stitch -- just the bead which then tucks up between two knit stitches.

I'm sure someone can come up wtih a Youtube -- hope you can understand 'just words' --

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Both of these are good instructions on knitting with beads that are strung on your yarn prior to starting.

The other method is to use a special crochet hook and place the bead on as you are knitting, one at a time. That method would be used more for embellishment than for the Christmas ornament you are making.

http://www.vogueknitting.com/pattern_help/how-to/beyond_the_basics/knitting_with_beads.aspx

http://www.knittersreview.com/article_how_to.asp?article=/review/profile/020502_a.asp

Just for fun, I calculated the no. of beads and it appears to be 3,648 per ornament. A hank of #11 seed beads is approx. 4,000. If there is a beader on KP, let me know if this is correct.
 

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After studying the instructions for the umpteenth time - I think I finally understand it. The beads between stitches are increasing the size - thus no increases worked in those rows. I calculated 1,824 beads. I hope I have it right.

jmcret05 said:
Both of these are good instructions on knitting with beads that are strung on your yarn prior to starting.

The other method is to use a special crochet hook and place the bead on as you are knitting, one at a time. That method would be used more for embellishment than for the Christmas ornament you are making.

http://www.vogueknitting.com/pattern_help/how-to/beyond_the_basics/knitting_with_beads.aspx

http://www.knittersreview.com/article_how_to.asp?article=/review/profile/020502_a.asp

Just for fun, I calculated the no. of beads and it appears to be 3,648 per ornament. A hank of #11 seed beads is approx. 4,000. If there is a beader on KP, let me know if this is correct.
 
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