I've been wanting to write this post for a long time... each time there is a KAL with beading techniques in my Ravelry group I go over these common fixes for problems that might come up when knitting with beads, and I realized it would be great to list them as a permanent resource for you all!
Prestrung or placed a bead incorrectly- Easy... just crush it!
Prestrung too few beads-
You can just "skip" a bead, leaving a unbeaded stitch, or cut your yarn and add another.
If you skip working this bead (what I would do) you can always afterthought stitch in the bead with a piece of coordinating sewing thread. Easy to do, and no will will be able to tell it wasn't there all along!
Running into a knot in your yarn (OR really messing up the pre-stringing directions)
If you are working with beads that are prestrung in a specific pattern:
You need to cut the thread after you transfer the beads onto it and string them back onto the yarn with that end so they end up in the correct order
Misplaced or Migrating Beads
If a bead ends up on the wrong side of a stitch or yarn over, you don’t need to rip back. Just wait until you are a few rows beyond the mistake and massage it back into place.
Did I miss anything you are wondering about? Please post a question below and I'll add the answer to this post. Or do you have any favorite tricks to share? I'd love to hear them!