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Laura Nelkin
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I've been dying to show you... (and a Giveaway!)
You might have heard we had a dyeing swap this winter in my Ravelry group .... I love hosting swaps that engender learning (and yarn!!!!) In my past career I used to dye (alot) but I did precision vat dyeing with the goal of achieving the exact same results...

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Vindur and Gola: Choosing a Size and Modifying for Your Body Shape!
Have you seen my new sweaters Vindur and Gola ? They are the same basic pattern, but Vindur is in bulky weight and Gola in DK weight. Vindur and Gola are constructed in a simple but unusual way: First the right arm is worked from the cuff to the underarm an...

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Vindur Sweater for Yoga
Earlier this fall Karin from Periwinkle Sheep sent me a box of Merino Chunky in Crack in the Pavement that I drooled on at Rhinebeck... (note to self: spend more time drooling on yarn at fiber festivals) I decided to cast on another Vindur for me (I know, t...

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A Giant Pink Hug for us All!
It is time for a year end blog post... in past years I have done a recap of all my projects, but I'm worried if I do that this year you'll all just see me for the over achiever I really am. So this year I'm sharing something a bit different. One of the thin...

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A Stopover Mash-Up, Laura Style!
As we head into the last days of 2016 I've been working on clearing
projects out of my baskets... this means no startitis for me, it is all
finishing all.the.time this week! I kept a promise I made on our trip to Iceland in September and re-created a swea...

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Escapado Shawl and Nautical Knitting Recap!!!
I'm back from an AMAZING cruise to the eastern Caribbean with Melissa Leapman and Patty Lyons . We had a phenomenal time, with knitting classes while at sea, and excursions on port days. I seriously cannot believe that I got to call last week work! We h...

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Knit Ireland with Laura Nelkin October 2017!
Oct 1 - 10, 2017 Many of you know I visited Ireland with my family this summer.... it turned out to be a bit of a scouting trip and I've put together a knitting adventure for us to take together next fall! Ireland is gorgeous and full of opportunity! I can'...

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Ducenti Mystery KAL revealed!
Do you know how hard it is to wait to show you my finished Mystery KAL's? I hinted when I released sign-ups for Ducenti MKAL that it was one of my favorite thongs (ahem, shawls) I have ever designed and I finally get to show mine to you!  Y'all learned a to...

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Star of Butin Kits (and a Giveaway!!!)
Last holiday season I released a pattern for Star of Butin and was asked again and again if I would make kits.... so I did! Introducing Star of Butin Kits ! MATERIALS INCLUDED IN KIT 16 yards of mercerized perle cotton 16 grams Size 8/0 glass seed beads 12 ...

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Rhinebeck 2016 ROLL CALL!
YEAH! (Did I say that loud enough?) It's almost the 3rd weekend in October... which means it is time for another New York State Sheep and Wool Festival (otherwise known as Rhinebeck!) I've got two new designs launching in its honor.... Spirit Shawl , inspir...
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