Monthly Archives: September 2013

Wrap-up for Little Beaded Pumpkin KAL: Stuffing and Closing

After the knitting of Little Beaded Pumpkin is completed, we are ready to finish with a light stuffing and closing off the bottom. Stuffing The saran wrap I used for the pumpkin stuffing is certainly non-traditional (or at least I … Continue reading

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Tips for Working with Lots of Strung Beads

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Preview of October KAL pattern

For your planning and shopping pleasure, you can get an early look at the cover page of the Beaded Crescent Neck Lace pattern that will be our October KAL. Gather your supplies and get ready to knit for October’s KAL! … Continue reading

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Thinking of I-cord as a type of circular knitting on 2 needles

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Structural Beaded Knitting

The beaded projects we’ve had for our KAL’s so far have basically just incorporated beads as an embellishment. The beads have been artistically attractive, but they have not been structurally vital to the form of the knitted object. For example, … Continue reading

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Transferring Strings of Beads

Although I usually do not use Czech seed beads, I sometimes do for purely decorative items. Such is the case for this month’s KAL project for a little beaded pumpkin. Czech seed beads are usually sold in hanks of beads … Continue reading

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Tiny and adorable – Knit a Little Beaded Pumpkin

I am excited to announce that the Little Beaded Pumpkin pattern is available now for free download by KnitHeartStrings members doing the September KAL. Remember to be logged into your KnitHeartStrings member account. Then either go to the FREE AREA … Continue reading

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