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Laura Nelkin
Worked at Nelkin Designs
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Trumansburg, NY
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Beaded Waves Cuff... now in Cotton!
Well, I'm starting to get ready for my yearly trip to TNNA ... which means NEW KITS! Ready for the first one? Some of you know this one has been in the works for a while... it's Beaded Waves Cuff in Cotton ! With only 10 yards of yarn, 3 different colors of...
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Knitlandia "Book Around" and MD Sheep and Wool Festival
On this morning's hike I had an idea! (When my family hears this they know to be scared, are you scared?)  Last night I finished reading Knitlandia by Clara Parkes , Knitlandia is a series of essays based on Clara's journey's around the globe experiencing y...
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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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Recap: Maryland Sheep and Wool 2016!
We're back from Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival... the best Mother's Day weekend I've ever had! My girl was helping out in Jill Draper's booth (some of you bought yarn from her)... and I was helping out there and taking time to enjoy the festival! There wa...
A photo journal of Laura's trip to Maryland Sheep and Wool 2016!
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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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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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