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Laura Nelkin
Worked at Nelkin Designs
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Trumansburg, NY
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Pattern Writing for Knit Designers: a Q and A with Kate Atherley
I've been wanting to share this book with you for quite a while: Written by my tech editor (and friend) Kate Atherley, Pattern Writing for Knit Designers , is a definitive guide on understanding ALL the many elements that go into knit pattern writing. In fa...
Written by my tech editor (and friend) Kate Atherley, Pattern Writing for Knit Designers, is a definitive guide on understanding ALL the many elements that go into knit pattern writing. In fact, a newer designer (or knitter) sitting down with this book might be overwhelmed by everything Kate ...
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Can't recommend this book highly enough. It's rarely been off my desk since I bought it.
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Working Gauge and Nelkin Designs Patterns!
If you've come across my designs before you'll know I can be a stickler for gauge. How to work gauge swatches comes up ALOT when people are ready to dive into a new design of mine and I decided it's time to give you all some rules and guidelines that I foll...
If you've come across my designs before you'll know I can be a stickler for gauge. How to work gauge swatches comes up ALOT when people are ready to dive into a new design of mine and I decided it's time to give you all some rules and guidelines that I follow when working gauge for my patterns!
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Pathways Collection: A Collaboration with Kelbourne Woolens
I'm sure you've been seeing hints about the Pathways Collection over the last few months.... and it is time to celebrate its release!  It has been a long time since I did a collection with a yarn company and I absolutely ADORED working with Kate and Courtne...
I'm sure you've been seeing hints about the Pathways Collection over the last few months.... and it is time to celebrate its release! It has been a long time since I did a collection with a yarn company and I absolutely ADORED working with Kate and Courtney at Kelbourne Woolens on it.
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Lovely! can't wait to make one of my own
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SO.MANY.THINGS!
Well, I went from thinking I had nothing to blog about this week too an overload of news so I think I'll give you one of those easy to read list style posts.... you ready? 1. We have a WINNER for week's giveaway .... Congrats to Mary Tole you win!  Get in t...
Well, I went from thinking I had nothing to blog about this week too an overload of news so I think I'll give you one of those easy to read list style posts.... you ready? 1. We have a WINNER for week's giveaway.... Congrats to Mary Tole you win! Get in touch to claim your prize(s)!
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My Dream Coat....
My new coat is DONE! If you follow me on Instagram , Facebook and/or Twitter you'll know I've been working on this project for months... I promised myself I would have it done for Vogue Knitting Live this weekend and I did it! It is a lightly modified versi...
My new coat is DONE! If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter you'll know I've been working on this project for months... I promised myself I would have it done for Vogue Knitting Live this weekend and I did it! It is a lightly modified version of Vogue 1320 by Issey Miyake.
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Sneak Peek for the New Year!
I got so caught up in end of the year goings on I just realized it's been weeks since I blogged... whoops!  I was so "on" it for a while there.... well, here's one of the reasons blogging slowed down! My friends at Kelbourne Woolens just released a new yarn...
I got so caught up in end of the year goings on I just realized it's been weeks since I blogged... whoops! I was so "on" it for a while there.... well, here's one of the reasons blogging slowed down! My friends at Kelbourne Woolens just released a new yarn... a lace weight version of Road to ...
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Phi For You!
Yeah!  By this time most of this year's M Club members have received their first package and it is time to release the pattern that goes with it so they can get knitting! Ready for Phi for You ? Here's what the M Club Members received... Yarn: One AMAZING s...
Yeah! By this time most of this year's M Club members have received their first package and it is time to release the pattern that goes with it so they can get knitting! Ready for Phi for You? Here's what the M Club Members received... Yarn: One AMAZING skein of caterpillargreen yarns, ...
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Triplex... A New Kit!
Triplex is all about the number three !  It starts with three friends: a designer, a yarnie, and a button maker who decided to join forces and create a kit! I did the designing and knitting, Jill provided me with some incredible yarn, and Jennie made gorgeo...
Triplex is all about the number three! It starts with three friends: a designer, a yarnie, and a button maker who decided to join forces and create a kit! I did the designing and knitting, Jill provided me with some incredible yarn, and Jennie made gorgeous buttons to match.
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Citgo Cowl: A Craftsy Student's SUCCESS!
Oh... I am so excited to share something with you!  While I was away last week one of the students from my Craftsy Design Your Own Cowl Class published a stunning and innovative cowl pattern I just have to show you! Check out Citgo Cowl by JustineLark !!!!!...
Oh... I am so excited to share something with you! While I was away last week one of the students from my Craftsy Design Your Own Cowl Class published a stunning and innovative cowl pattern I just have to show you! Check out Citgo Cowl by JustineLark!!!!! Part of what is so exciting about this ...
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I'm on TV... Knitting Daily TV! (with a Giveaway!)
Remember back in October when I was hinting at knitting step-outs ALL.THE.TIME, and then went to Ohio for a 36 hour stint?  Well, I was shooting a segment for Knitting Daily TV and now I can share it with you! I got to Ohio ready to film with a ton of step ...
Remember back in October when I was hinting at knitting step-outs ALL.THE.TIME, and then went to Ohio for a 36 hour stint? Well, I was shooting a segment for Knitting Daily TV and now I can share it with you! I got to Ohio ready to film with a ton of step outs in plastic bags that looked like ...
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Cruzado Cowl and Hay Bale Mitts and a First Quarter KAL!
Happy New Year All! I hope you had a GREAT holiday break... we certainly did and I'm rejuvenated and ready for the year to come!  I promised I'd let you know as soon as I could release Cruzado Cowl (my October Dream Club design) and Hay Bale Mitts (my Novem...
Happy New Year All! I hope you had a GREAT holiday break... we certainly did and I'm rejuvenated and ready for the year to come! I promised I'd let you know as soon as I could release Cruzado Cowl (my October Dream Club design) and Hay Bale Mitts (my November Craftsy Mystery KAL) to the public ...
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Hay Bale Hat and Headband
Well, about an hour after the Hay Bale Mitts released as the Craftsy November MKAL there were rumblings about a matching Hat or Headband (or both!)... so of course I thought that was the best idea ever!  I love a headband and my girl love's a hat... and we ...
Well, about an hour after the Hay Bale Mitts released as the Craftsy November MKAL there were rumblings about a matching Hat or Headband (or both!)... so of course I thought that was the best idea ever! I love a headband and my girl love's a hat... and we both needed new ones for the upcoming ...
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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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