If you are ready to spice up your knitting a bit, consider adding embellishments. They are quick and easy and great for adding a bit of complexity to any knitted garment. With so many ways to embellish your knitting projects, we list our favorites here.
Whether you want to add a design once the project is complete or you don't want to carry three colors in stranded colorwork, duplicate stitch is a great way to add something extra once the garment is knitted. Duplicate stitch involves using a tapestry needle to duplicate stitches that are already knitted. You can work duplicate stitch horizontally or vertically to add a design, name, or any type of embellishment that will jazz up your knitted piece.
Perfect for adding to a baby beanie, the collar of a sweater, or even a blanket, knitted flowers are simple to make and easy to add. Here are a few flower knitting patterns to try:
Sure, you could add a standard button to that sweater. Or, you could knit a matching button or button cover. These button covers are a quick knit and use a very small amount of yarn. This adorable acorn pattern is perfect to use as buttons for a fall sweater. If you can knit I-cord, you will love these I cord knot buttons.
Pom poms make a great accessory to hats, sweaters, and even socks. They are whimsical and happy-who doesn't love that? Make a perfect pom pom in a few simple steps:
Here is a great tutorial for perfect pom poms.
Beads and knitwear make such a fantastic pair! Choose some high-quality beads for the best results and decide how you would like to embellish. Add a few beads to the center of a flower, add crystal beads to a pair of gloves or a sweater. Beadwork is a fun way to add complexity to your garments and create some sparkle. Try this beaded hat kit to get started.