Laura Nelkin

LAURA NELKIN, a prolific independent knitwear designer, graduated from Cornell with a degree in Apparel Design. A former design director, Laura sells her knit pattern and kit line to yarn stores worldwide and teaches workshops around the country and online with Craftsy.com. Her patterns have been published through Nelkin Designs, and in The Rhinebeck Sweater, Scarf Style 2, Knitscene, and Knitty. Laura lives near Ithaca, New York. Visit her at NelkinDesigns.com.

Articles by Laura Nelkin

Knitting Is My ‘Happy Place’

I knit everywhere ... waiting for the car to get its tires changed, at school events, at restaurants, at the doctor’s office, at the airport, you name a location and I’ve probably knitted there! When I knit I am peaceful: it is quieting, almost instant meditation for me. I think more constructively, concentrate better, and converse more fluently when I knit. In fact, my knitting is next to me while I write this!
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