Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

How To Add Beads To Your Spool Knitting



If you're new to spool knitting check out our Spool Knitting Tutorial before learning to add beads.

  • learn how to use your spool knitter to make cord, 
  • learn how to make three different types of cord; and 
  • how to make a necklace with your finished cords.


Once you're up to speed on how to spool knit you can start purfylling (embellishing) your cords with beads.

Adding Beads To Spool Knitting:


 1. Thread your beads onto your yarn before you start. 





2. Start your knitting as normal and once you've completed the first round you can begin to add beads.





3. Push a bead up your yarn to the space in-between spool pegs and then make the next stitch (or loop).




4. Push your next bead up, make another loop and so on.




It's important your beads are small enough to fit through the centre of your spool knitter.



Try adding beads every other stitch to get stripes of beads on your cord.