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Laura Nelkin
Worked at Nelkin Designs
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Trumansburg, NY
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What is a Mystery KAL (Knit-A-Long)?
I'm getting ready to release my next Mystery Knit-A-Long (WOOT!) and it's come to my attention that many knitters don't know what a Mystery Knit-A-Long is, or how mine work!   What is a Mystery KAL? A Mystery KAL (Knit-A-Long) is a knit-a-long into which a ...
I'm getting ready to release my next Mystery Knit-A-Long (WOOT!) and it's come to my attention that many knitters don't know what a Mystery Knit-A-Long is, or how mine work! What is a Mystery KAL? A Mystery KAL (Knit-A-Long) is a knit-a-long into which a knitting pattern is broken down into ...
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A Visit to the Yarn Club... and a new shawl named Cheers!
I'm back from another weekend away... this time I visited The Yarn Club, a fabulous shop in Virginia Beach.  I taught 3 packed classes to a slew of knitters and started their knitting with beads addiction off with a bang! Unfortunately I didn't get as many ...
I'm back from another weekend away... this time I visited The Yarn Club, a fabulous shop in Virginia Beach. I taught 3 packed classes to a slew of knitters and started their knitting with beads addiction off with a bang! Unfortunately I didn't get as many photos as I normally do, ...
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A trip to McNeedles (and some New Orleans fun!)
I'm just back from another FUN weekend of teaching... this time I was lucky enough to be invited to McNeedles , which is in Lacombe Louisiana, on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, right across from New Orleans. From left to right: Pam, myself, Maria, a...
A trip to McNeedles (and some New Orleans fun!) I'm just back from another FUN weekend of teaching... this time I was lucky enough to be invited to McNeedles, which is in Lacombe Louisiana, on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, right across from New Orleans.
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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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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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Cheers!!!! A New Pattern and a Birthday Sale!
Cheers!!!! Guess what?  It's my birthday (I'm turning 28 for the 16th time) and I want to celebrate with you! I've released Cheers!!! on Ravelry ... and decided to have a little one-day sale in my Etsy shop to get this party started! For today ONLY I'm offe...
I've released Cheers!!! on Ravelry... and decided to have a little one-day sale in my Etsy shop to get this party started! For today ONLY I'm offering 28% off all my kits AND if you place an order, you'll get a code to download Cheers!!! for free! Can you tell I feel like partying today?
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Fixing Lace Mistakes... my new Craftsy Class!
Guess what?  I've got a new Craftsy class to tell you about (and a link for 50%... see below!). It's no secret that I love working with Craftsy  and when they asked me to do an in depth technique class on fixing lace mistakes I could not say "no"! When I fi...
It's no secret that I love working with Craftsy and when they asked me to do an in depth technique class on fixing lace mistakes I could not say "no"! When I first learned how to knit I definitely did NOT know how to fix my mistakes and many a project ended up in the UFO pile (Unfinished ...
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Artichoke French... with a cowl!
  Oh, this winter has been a doozy!  I wear a wool sweater almost everyday and decided to add another one to my collection.... I had already knit 2 Artichoke French (one for Ysolda's Rhinebeck Sweater collection which is part of the permanent trunk show, an...
Oh, this winter has been a doozy! I wear a wool sweater almost everyday and decided to add another one to my collection.... I had already knit 2 Artichoke French (one for Ysolda's Rhinebeck Sweater collection which is part of the permanent trunk show, and one for Bella) and I've always wanted ...
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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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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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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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