This is the first in a series of blog posts about some of the wonderful designers and creators that I met at Rhinebeck. Today I’m going to talk about Laura Nelkin, who I finally got the guts to say hello to this year. And you know what? She’s lovely, of course. Here we are (I’m on the left, Laura’s in the middle) with Simone Kereit (more on Simone later, I promise).
I’m sure that for many of you, Laura Nelkin needs no introduction. Laura is a talented designer and teacher who loves to work with lace and beads. She’s also got 4 (!) Craftsy classes available for those who aren’t able to learn from her in person.
Laura also runs mystery knit-alongs complete with kits. A previous neighbour of mine has been on the receiving ends of these packages, and it’s always fun to see what the beautiful yarn & beads turn into. Sign-ups for her “M Club” are still open at the moment. This Mystery Kit club is a series of 4 Knit-Alongs complete with kits, beads, tools & goodies.
Laura’s also got a new book out this fall: Knockout Knits. It is a set of accessory patterns, and they introduce the reader to lace, wrapped stitches, and working with beads. I’m very fond of the Quadro Shrug, which starts with a square and becomes a rectangle that can be worn as a shrug:
I hope that you enjoyed this very brief introduction to Laura Nelkin’s work. I’m looking forward to telling you more about some of the other folks I chatted with at Rhinebeck.