I love beads almost as much as I love my yarn. Combine the two, and I am over the moon. Last week, I showed you several methods of pre-stringing beads onto your yarn. Now that you can do that, you are ready to do the Beaded Cast On!
This is just a simple long tail cast on, with the addition of beads. You'll want to make sure your tail is long enough to cast on the required number of stitches, and as always, you'll want beads that will fit your yarn.
The beads should be resting on the tail of the yarn, not the working yarn. You can space the beads out any way you like.
Begin casting on, and when you are ready to add a bead, simply slide one up the yarn until it is against your needle. Then cast on two, three, however many stitches you want in between the beads. When you are ready for the next bead, again just slide one up to the needle.
It doesn't get much easier to add a little glimmer to your cast on edge. Here is a short video.