Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tutorial: Beaded Butterfly Stitch

Hi, guys! This week I wanted to give you a quick photo tutorial for the main stitch used in my new Soirée Slouch hat pattern. This is a cute little trick that gives projects a little bit of sparkle and a lot of color customizing options. Don't be afraid to experiment with different shapes and colors of beads when you are using this technique, either. The pink center bead on this example piece is actually square in shape and it brings an interesting texture to the completed stitch. I'd love to see the variations that you come up with so be sure to use #YumiYarns on any social media posts.

BBS (Beaded Butterfly Stitch):
1.) Insert the left needle downward between the yarn floats and the knitted fabric. 

2.) Take the next st to be worked off the left needle and loop an 8” piece of dental floss through it. 

3.) Thread 3 beads (1 of each color) onto the dental floss and slide them down onto the st. 

4.) Remove the dental floss and place the st onto the right needle. 

5.) Drop the floats off the left needle. 

6.) Slip the beaded st back to the left needle.

7.) K the beaded stitch normally so that the floats are trapped behind the st.

That's it! You've created an adorable little blinged-out butterfly on your knitted fabric. 

Have fun with this technique and get creative!
If you need extra help, you can always e-mail me or send me a message on Ravelry.

Happy knitting!

Shaina  ^_^

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