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Laura Nelkin
Worked at Nelkin Designs
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Trumansburg, NY
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Knit Iceland with Laura Nelkin!!!
September 10 - 16, 2016 Unique, distinct, mysterious, legendary - Iceland remains a well-kept travel secret and a mecca for knitters. Iceland is synonymous with knitting and wool is everywhere (even the grocery stores and gas stations). Knitting is as much ...
Travel to Iceland with Laura Nelkin September 10 - 16, 2016
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A Gradient Triplex Giveaway!
Do you remember Triplex? Well one of my brilliant friends, Laurel , had the great idea to knit it in a gradient! She used a Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter Mini-Skein Set paired with Fibre Company Road to China Light .... didn't it come out AMAZINGLY?    I love...
A Stunning Gradient Triplex and a Yarn Giveaway with Laura and Mad Hatter Yarns
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A Question of Closure....
Oh, I know some of you have been waiting on this design for a long time! It took a weekend to knit and two months to write, grade, tech edit, test, tech edit again, and photograph! So, now that it is officially almost ready I thought I would ask you which c...
Oh, I know some of you have been waiting on this design for a long time! It took a weekend to knit and two months to write, grade, tech edit, test, tech edit again, and photograph! So, now that it is officially almost ready I thought I would ask you which closure you like best?
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Artichoke French Mittens for Me (and You!)
I bet you didn't think I would release another pattern this year... did you? Introducing Artichoke French Mittens !! I often get asked what my design process looks like.... and frankly it is all over the place... this time I had a hole in my wardrobe that...
I often get asked what my design process looks like.... and frankly it is all over the place... this time I had a hole in my wardrobe that needed to be filled (and quickly!) This all started last month... it was starting to get cold and I realized I was desperately short in the warm mitten ...
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Recap: Nautical Knitting Cruise
Oh wow... sorry for the silence! It took me days to write this as I had literally thousands of photos on my camera (film is cheap these days) from the fabulous Nautical Knitting Cruise I went on with Melissa Leapman and Patty Lyons. Seriously... SO FUN! We ...
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Thankyou Sale and Star of Butin (New Pattern!)
Happy Holiday Season All! My Ornament, Jewelry and Accessory kits are just the thing to make this holiday season sparkle! They are fast, and fun, and fly off the needles, so you do have time to make handmade gifts for your people!  They are also fabulous gi...
My Ornament, Jewelry and Accessory kits are just the thing to make this holiday season sparkle! They are fast, and fun, and fly off the needles, so you do have time to make handmade gifts for your people! They are also fabulous gifts for knitters as well... if you have a knitting relative, ...
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Auditioning Yarns for Novus Jacket!
I've been getting questions about choosing yarns for Novus Jacket and it seemed like a good idea to write y'all a little blurb on how I decide on yarns for sweaters! Hint: It's all about yarn shopping (and then swatching)! I call it holding yarn auditions.....
Laura discusses how to audition yarns for Novus Jacket... by helping you buy more yarn!
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Novus Jacket: A Bulky Weight Sweater Pattern!
GAH! I am so excited to share my latest creation with you ... mostly because now that it is released I can start to wear it (at Vogue Knitting Live this weekend!)!!!! The Novus Jacket was inspired by the construction of the sweaters in the Novus Collection ...
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A Nelkin Designs 2016 First Quarter KAL!
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!!!! It’s 2016 and I have SO MUCH in store for us! I know many of you are waiting for some new designs to be ready AND for my next Mystery KAL (to be released on April 1st). I spent the last day of 2015 doing a little stash dive and came u...
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!!!! It's 2016 and I have SO MUCH in store for us! I know many of you are waiting for some new designs to be ready AND for my next Mystery KAL (to be released on April 1st). I spent the last day of 2015 doing a little stash dive and came up with ALOT OF PRIZES!
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A New Craftsy Project
Earlier this fall some of you might have noticed I went out to Colorado to work with Craftsy again... well the cat is out of the bag and I can show you what I worked on with them! It's a wee bit different than what I've done before... Craftsy is working on ...
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Star of Butin: A New Beaded Cast On!
Oooohhh… Star of Butin is ALL.ABOUT.BEADS! (With a few knit stitches in between!)... even the cast on uses beads! I had to find a way to  have those beads not twist while casting on, and discovered that the German Twisted Cast On was the perfect solution! O...
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What's on The Needles? (and a Seven Sisters Yarn Giveaway!)
TGIF Y'all! What a week since the last giveaway.... all has felt quite unbalanced as of late, and as usual I am coping by knitting ALOT. I've finished a new mitten pattern, a shawl, knit alot of swatches AND I've got some fun stuff on the needles! Remember ...
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Knitwear Designer
Employment
  • 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!
Education
  • Cornell University
    Apparel Design, 1992 - 1995
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Lola!