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Laura Nelkin
Worked at Nelkin Designs
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Trumansburg, NY
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Nautical Knitting Cruise 2016!
Happy Monday... I've got some good news for you! Remember last year's Nautical Knitting Cruise ? Well we have another one planned for this December ! (and oh my, re-reading my re-cap post just made me a little nostalgic!) Join Melissa Leapman, Patty Lyons a...
Nautical Knitting Cruise with Laura, Patty and Melissa!
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Crucero Banda with new kit colors!
  Remember Crucero Shawl from earlier this winter? Well I came home from the cruise with a bee in my bonnet... I wanted to release the kits in a few more colors AND I wanted to design a version that wasn't quite as fussy, more of a scarf, than a shawl! So, ...
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Happy 28th Birthday Again Sale!
Guess what?  It's my birthday (I'm turning 28 for the 17th time) and I want to celebrate with you! For today ONLY I'm offering 28% off all my kits ! I have 20 jewelry and accessory kits to choose from! I am running low on stock for a few of them (like Souta...
For today ONLY I'm offering 28% off all my kits! I have 20 jewelry and accessory kits to choose from! I am running low on stock for a few of them (like Soutache, and Butin), and when they sell out I won't be re-ordering supplies... I've got some new kits in the works and need to streamline a bit ...
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Reversible Listado Cowl and a Yarn Giveaway!
This winter I "re-imagined" one of my oldest cowl patterns and designed Reversible Listado Cowl ... I love Listado Cowl as is, but thought it would also be fabulous if it was longer, which meant the stitch had to be reversible, I just didn't have the right ...
This winter I "re-imagined" one of my oldest cowl patterns and designed Reversible Listado Cowl... I love Listado Cowl as is, but thought it would also be fabulous if it was longer, which meant the stitch had to be reversible, I just didn't have the right yarn for it! Then my buddy Sunne gave me ...
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I also would love Puget Sound colorway - reminds me of the river St Lawrence where I spend time in the summer.
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How's and Why's of Slipping Stitches: A Knitting Video Treatise!
I often get asked about slipping stitches, and when one should be slipping a stitch knitwise or purlwise... in most of my patterns I tell you, but sometimes you might run into a pattern that doesn't and this video will help you know which technique to use! ...
I often get asked about slipping stitches, and when one should be slipping a stitch knitwise or purlwise... in most of my patterns I tell you, but sometimes you might run into a pattern that doesn't and this video will help you know which technique to use!
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Calling all Craftsy Virgins (& Students Too)!!!
Y'all, Craftsy has laid down a really great promotion for National Craft Month and they are challenging their instructors to help them bring new students to site... problem is it is a tiny bit complicated and every time I tried to come up with a way to shar...
Help win money for your favorite craft-focused charity and celebrate National Craft Month with discounts on Craftsy classes.
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La Jefa: New Pattern! & Spirit Trail Fiberworks Yarn Giveaway!
Oh, you all have been patient! Ready for the last sweater in the Novus Collection ?  Introducing LA JEFA ! La Jefa (pronounced La He-fa) means Boss Lady in Spanish, and this sweater is certainly the boss! I've been working on La Jefa ever since I got yarn f...
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Tutorial: Placing a Lifeline
What is a Lifeline? Lifelines are like insurance policies for your knitting: You won’t necessarily need them, but if you run into trouble you’ll be glad you invested in one! A lifeline is a smooth piece of scrap yarn, typically a lighter gauge than the yarn...
What is a Lifeline? Lifelines are like insurance policies for your knitting: You won't necessarily need them, but if you run into trouble you'll be glad you invested in one! A lifeline is a smooth piece of scrap yarn, typically a lighter gauge than the yarn you are working with, in a contrasting ...
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Video Tutorial: Placing Beads on Your Knitting
Have you ever placed beads on your knitting? It's surprisingly simple! This video will show you two ways to place a bead, once with a crochet hook, and once with Super Floss !  (I also have a video that shows how to use a Beadle Needle ...) Wondering what s...
Video Tutorial: Placing Beads on Your Knitting. Have you ever placed beads on your knitting? It's surprisingly simple! This video will show you two ways to place a bead, once with a crochet hook, and once with Super Floss! (I also have a video that shows how to use a Beadle Needle...) ...
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Novus Jacket #2!
I love my Novus Jacket so very very much and I decided I needed another in yarn that worked a little better for indoor wear. I absolutely adore the one I knit in Harrisville Turbine , but it is a bit heavy as we head into spring. I originally was going to k...
Novus Jacket by Laura Nelkin in Fibre Company Tundra and Acadia
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Calling all Craftsy Virgins (& Students Too)!!!
Y'all, Craftsy has laid down a really great promotion for National Craft Month and they are challenging their instructors to help them bring new students to site... problem is it is a tiny bit complicated and every time I tried to come up with a way to shar...
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Knitting Fail: A Lesson in Yarn Choice!
I've knit my husband 2 sweaters successfully since I started knitting... one I finished a few weeks ago , and one back in 2010 . If you have taken classes with me you may have heard about the first sweater I ever knit him.... no one has ever seen it, and wh...
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Knitwear Designer
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  • Nelkin Designs
    2006 - 2011
  • Flax/Angelheart Designs
    1996 - 1998
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Trumansburg, NY
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Knitter, Designer, Cook, Mom, Biker, Hiker, all around wild woman!
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  • Cornell University
    Apparel Design, 1992 - 1995
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