Twisted Beaded Cuff for Just About Anything
This Beaded Twist is a great start for socks, gloves or even bigger projects! I have only used it on socks to date.
The beaded twist has to be knit flat and then after the stitches are twisted; the knitting can be connected to knit in the round.
You will be using the simplest of beading techniques – simply pull the bead up and let it rest between 2 stitches. This allows the beads to show most prominently on the purl side of the knitting, which will be the right side of the cuff or project start.
Pre-string your beads, approx. 1.35 beads per stitches cast-on. Loosely cast on a multiple of 6 stitches.
- Knit 4 rows in reverse stockinette (purl side is the right side).
- Next row WS – *K4, B1*, repeat from * to * across the row and end K3.
- For the next 3 rows pull up the beads randomly, approximately 1/4 of the total beads each row. You do not want the beads to sit directly above the bead on the row below.
- Next row RS – *K6 and then twist the right hand needle completely around; repeat from * to the end of the row. The cuff or start is complete.
Cast-on and knit the 8 rows with the beads.
With right side facing, knit side – not purl; take the right hand needle and twist it 360°.
Connect and knit next 6 stitches, repeat the twist.
Continue repeating twist until all the twist’s are made.
This technique is easy to adjust to any stitch count; change the amount of stitches between each twist; twist more often or less often. Work with a heavier yarn and bigger beads!
Add a little bling to your knits.