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Laura Nelkin
Worked at Nelkin Designs
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Trumansburg, NY
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Video Tutorial: Lifted Increases
Time for a new technique: Lifted Increases, LLinc and LRinc! I've started using these increases on some of my designs and realized I didn't have a tutorial for them.... my patterns that use these increases explain how to work them in detail, but sometimes a...
Time for a new technique: Lifted Increases, LLinc and LRinc! I've started using these increases on some of my designs and realized I didn'...
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Video Tutorial: Knitted On or Lace Cast On
This Knitted on (or lace) cast on is used in many of my patterns, it creates a flexible edge that is easily stretched and blocked into place, perfect for lace! I also use this cast on when I am casting on alot of stitches and want a flexible edge... it is...
I also use this cast on when I am casting on alot of stitches and want a flexible edge... it is much easier than working long tail (and realizing you didn't make your tail long enough!) I do give tips for how to make it less "stretchy" if that is what your project needs!
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200th Pattern Party (and the next MKAL!!!)
ALRIGHT.... I AM BACK FROM VACATION AND READY TO PARTY!!!! ARE YOU???? (sorry, I'm excited!!!!!) It is time for the next Mystery KAL, which just happens to be my 200th pattern on Ravelry. I've called it Ducenti , which means 200 in Latin, cause I like to be...
ALRIGHT.... I AM BACK FROM VACATION AND READY TO PARTY!!!! ARE YOU???? (sorry, I'm excited!!!!!) It is time for the next Mystery KAL, which just happens to be my 200th pattern on Ravelry. I've called it Ducenti, which means 200 in Latin, cause I like to be obvious like that!
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Knit Iceland with Laura Nelkin in March 2017!!!
March 13 - 29, 2017 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 a n...
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 a necessity in the cold dark winters as it is a labor of love.
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Giveaway for my Next Craftsy Class!
YEAH! I just heard that in less than two weeks my new Craftsy class is launching!!!!! I spent the winter and spring designing this class and I cannot wait for you all to watch it! Craftsy likes to tease almost as much as I do... and they are running a pre-l...
YEAH! I just heard that in less than two weeks my new Craftsy class is launching!!!!! I spent the winter and spring designing this class and I cannot wait for you all to watch it! Craftsy likes to tease almost as much as I do... and they are running a pre-launch class giveaway... want a chance ...
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Laura goes to TNNA... and comes back with photos, yarn and a new design!
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Photo Recap: Knit Iceland September 2016
I'm back from taking my first knitting tour to Iceland... and without hesitation I can say THAT WAS FUN!!! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram I was posting photos and videos from my phone during the trip, but this post will give you a little more det...
I'm back from taking my first knitting tour to Iceland... and without hesitation I can say THAT WAS FUN!!! If you follow me on Facebook or ...
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Ireland and Scotland... A family Adventure!
This summer we went on another epic adventure... this time to Ireland and Scotland! There was a little bit of work thrown in as I would LOVE to bring a group to Ireland next year but not too much, cause a girl needs vacation! The first half of the trip my h...
An epic family adventure to Ireland and Scotland in August 2016!
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Reading List: Summer 2016
We are headed on a family travel adventure to Ireland and Scotland and I've had a great time building a summer reading list for myself! I have a feeling a few of you are reading/listening more than usual and might have some other ideas for me as well! On my...
We are headed on a family travel adventure to Ireland and Scotland and I've had a great time building a summer reading list for myself! I have a feeling a few of you are reading/listening more than usual and might have some other ideas for me as well! On my Shelf:.
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Knit Texture: One Motif at a Time and the Contexta Afghan SWAP!
Finally.... my new Craftsy class Knit Texture: One Motif at a Time launched today. This is my 6th class with Craftsy and one that I have been planning for a while.... it is a technique class and also a project class! So you'll learn and make at the same tim...
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Migra Mitts Kit!
Migra Mitts were designed as the pattern for the 3rd kit of 2015's M Club and now they are ready to release as a kit ! Migra Mitts are knit with one skein of Gale's Art MYS 622 a stunning blend of merino, yak, and silk. I've kept the original Lola's Red Gal...
New Beaded Mitts Kit in four colors, with video tutorials!
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My TNNA 2016 Recap!
Hello All! I'm back from TNNA (the yarn industry's wholesale show) and once again it was a whirlwind of a weekend! As always the show was a blast... I've been going to TNNA for the last 10+ years in one capacity or another and it is always energizing to see...
Laura goes to TNNA... and comes back with photos, yarn and a new design!
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Introduction
Knitter, Designer, Cook, Mom, Biker, Hiker, all around wild woman!
Education
  • Cornell University
    Apparel Design, 1992 - 1995
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Female
Other names
Lola!
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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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