Beading Tutorial using dental floss

Often I’ll be working on a beaded shawl at our booth and someone will ask how I add beads. I don’t pre-bead my yarn, as that abrades the fibers, and I don’t use a crochet hook. Knitting is always on my mind, and once while I was in the toothcare aisle of my grocery store I spotted something and thought…hmmm…I’ll bet….

Now I carry a beading swatch with me to festivals, and I’ll be glad to sit down with you for a quick lesson. Here’s a video version of my method.

Pooling and Striping Effects of Variegated Yarns

By using three identical skeins of yarn and a swatch of varying width, I show why there’s no quick answer to whether a yarn will pool or stripe when it is knit up.