Knitting in the beaded daisies in the casing of this evening bag requires a little practice, but is not hard.
I have applied the “wrap” method that I use to set the beads on top of the knitting. This application is described in my first beaded evening bag tutorial, but just for a review I will explain it again here.When you come to the stitch that you need to apply the bead, slip the stitch to the right needle, bring the working yarn (in pink) forward, then slip the stitch (green) back to the left needle.
Using this same method, I used a string of beads, instead of one, to make the petals of the daisy.
The only difference using the string of beads is the drape. On the knit side swing the beads to the right, hold in position and then bring the yarn to back and knit in the back loop of the stitch as before.
Purl side- slip stitch indicated in chart for bead (single or string) placement to the right needle. Bring yarn to knit side between needles. Slip stitch back to left needle. Swing bead string to the left, hold in place with right index finger, then bring yarn to purl side. Purl the stitch as usual. Make tension adjustments, snugging bead string up so it lies smoothly at the base of the designated stitch. Not too tight!
In the chart for the casing of the evening bag the daisy flower is charted as above. The blue square indicates the center (accent bead) of the flower. The outside petals (bead string) are dropped in on the purl row above. The yellow square with the star, indicates the placement stitch for the bead string.
After the knitting is all done, I secure the beads in place with a single strand of the yarn. In this case, the Lindy Chain is unchained and used for my sewing thread- a perfect match.
Here is the pattern for the evening bag-Daisy Flower Beaded Evening Bag
I crochet the daisies on the strap tabs with bead wire.
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Happy New Year!!