Annis starts at the bottom, so you cast on 360+ stitches which is a bit of a challenge. I added lots of stitch markers to ensure I don’t get lost! I’ve not tried nupps before, but I did have some beads around that were just the right colour (and hopefully, if my maths is right, I will have just enough – I don’t want to think about getting most of the way along the last row of beading and finding that I’ve not got enough). After a bit of research I found various descriptions on how to add beads when knitting. Here’s how I have been doing it, in case it helps someone somewhere:
1 The next stitch needs to have a bead on it:
2 The beads are on a thread (I have about 150 beads on there and tied a VERY firm knot around the one on the end so they don’t all explode all over the floor) with a sewing needle that fits through the hole in the beads easily.
3 Thread the sewing needle through the stitch:
4 Remove the stitch from the knitting needle:
5 Then pass the sewing needle back through the bead:
6 Move the bead so it is on the sewing thread:
7 Move it further down so it is on the yarn:
8 Remove the thread from the yarn loop:
9 Put the stitch back on the left-hand needle:
10 Knit the stitch as normal:
11 Repeat as required…
I did read about people using dental floss instead of a needle and thread, but I didn’t have any to hand (sorry Mr Dentist, I may not always tell the truth about my flossing habits…).