I’ve made a couple red beaded votive holders for Valentine’s Day. It seems that 5 yards of wire isn’t enough. If you’re making these just load the beads onto the wire while it’s on the spool (most are 24 yards) and knit from it. Also, though my glass votive holders are only 2.5″ high, I cast on as if knitting for 3″ high holders. This made it much easier to “block” the wire.