Beaded knitting

I’ve started to add the beads to the cowl.  It was quite difficult to know where to start and how to place them.  Should I place them randomly or in a pattern?  I’ve decided to place them in regular pattern because it’s very difficult to create a truly random design.  As I’ve not added the beads onto the yarn already I’m adding them by using a very fine crochet hook to slide the bead onto the live stitch.

Beyond this current round I’ve not made any further decisions.  I’m designing this as I’m knitting it, making it up as I go along.  I’m enjoying the freedom.  There is however one catch: if I make a mistake it’s likely to remain as the yarn doesn’t really like being unravelled.