I live in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Despite holding a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, I took to knitting ...
I live in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Despite holding a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, I took to knitting years ago and I haven’t looked back.
Currently, I’m enamored with lace and incorporating beads into knitted jewelry, so most of my designs lean in this direction. I travel often to teach these techniques and more at workshops around the country and online with Craftsy.
I have a line of knitting kits, self-publish patterns and run mystery knit-alongs multiple times a year. You can find some of these designs in my book, Knockout Knits.
When I’m not designing or knitting, I’m gardening, whipping up yummy feasts with my family and taking time to play! Recently, I’ve developed a healthy addiction to yoga — and I’m determined to master a tripod headstand and handstand!
This wee heart is knit in the round with 3 double pointed needles. Each side of the heart is on one needle, and the third is used as the working needle.
It is knit at a dense gauge to give the heart structure, and so the stuffing doesn't show! Adding beads is optional... they are definitely fun, but not necessary!
There are video tutorials for casting on in the round over a small number of sts and placing beads here: http://nelkindesigns.com/index.cfm/page/Tutorials.htm