To Bead or Not to Bead…

That is the question. 

I am planning some major work on the Harmonia’s Rings this weekend.  Can’t decide about the beads?

I am not anti-bead but rather just inexperienced at the bead thing.  I know.  Hop on that bandwagon…Rocking Sock Club 2009 had a beaded sock a year ago and it is still on the to do list.

So, bead the picot bind off or not?  If so what kind of beads?  (The pattern calls for 5/0 or 6/0 seed beads?  What’s that?)

Shape, size, color? 

Speak up!!


10 thoughts on “To Bead or Not to Bead…

  1. If the beads go on the picot edge, I’d say the first question is How do you feel about beads against your neck? And honestly, when I looked at the pattern I didn’t think that the beads stood out all that much. I’d skip them. But then again, my QoB socks are still in my To-Do pile too 🙂

  2. I would totally bead! I did a hat with beads on the edge and it really gives it that something extra (and wasn’t too hard to do). As for which kind of beads I’m no expert (i.e. I have only done 1 project w/beads). Do you have any bead shops around? (maybe next to a package store?)

  3. Earthfaire explains bead sizes and is a very friendly company.
    The only project I have done with beads is the Jan socks which I loved but so did my daughter and a necklace kit from Earthfaire which was fantastic; both had me thread the beads on ahead of doing the knitting but there are other methods yet to be tried.

  4. You know how I feel – unless they are big rocks, I don’t think they’ll show up – by now you’ve probably made a decision – Did you bead?

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