Tubular Herringbone: Starting with a ring of beads
1. Pick up an even number of beads. Sew through all the beads again, and then sew through the first bead to form a ring (Figure 2, a–b).
2. Pick up two beads, and sew down through the next bead in the ring (b–c). Repeat to complete the round, stepping up through the first bead added in the new round (c–d).
3. Continue adding two beads per stitch, as in step 2 of "Tubular herringbone, Starting with a ladder.” As you work, snug up the beads to form a tube, and step up at the end of each round until your rope is the desired length.