eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 11 patterns

Adorn is a collection of knitted jewelry designs by Laura Nelkin.

eBook : 10 patterns

Adorn Anew contains 10 knitted patterns that are designed to help build your beaded knitting skills. many of them are designed to help you use up your leftover bits of yarn and beads! Originally a serialized e-book, new pattern(s) were released at the beginning of every month from May through December 2012. As with Adorn, my first knitted jewelry e-book, video tutorial links are included to help you with any tricksy bits.

eBook : 3 patterns

The Iota Collection was inspired by a stitch I developed in Spring of 2011. As I played more and more with the stitch I realized how much I liked it flat, in the round, in bulky yarn, in fingering weight… I decided to explore it further and ended up writing three patterns that would allow me to do this! The collection contains the Iota Cowl and Scarf, Iota Capelet, and the Iota Sweater. Each of these patterns is available individually for $6, or you can purchase the collection for $12, at a significant savings.

eBook : 5 patterns

This collection of 6 shawls is based on my severe addiction to knitting… I’ve always said that one design begets the next but I found this year that as I worked on a new pattern I’d come up with a similar and equally intriguing concept I’d want to explore. So, the NEW shawl patterns in this collection are all based on previous designs, but re-imagined. I just can’t stop myself! And, because I know you are wondering, some designs will have options to add beads… but not all of them!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Introducing my newest, latest, favoritest shawl for Just One More: Oscillo!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pavito Shawl is a top down, bi-colored,
Knitting: Scarf
YES! A little (free) teaser from my soon to be released book, Knockout Knits! I wrote lots more about Forza on my blog!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Haven River, the next pattern in Just One More, is based on the construction of one of my favorite shawls, Trapeze.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
After designing the Magpie MKAL I could not stop thinking about its construction and knew I needed to design a shawl using it.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Magia means Magic in Spanish… need I say more?
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Optional
Knitting: Accessories - Other
Magnify can be knit 3 different ways and you get to decide which is for you! Option 1 is the most fun with two colors of beads, Option 2 is a bit simpler with one bead color, or Option 3 is to make it with no beads at all (and it will still be a beauty). If you decide to work without beads then just skip all the instructions that have to do with...
Knitting: Accessories - Other
This was our Jan 2014 Mystery KAL!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Half Life is a triangular version of Laura’s square lace shawl, Life Cycle from her Craftsy Class, Lace from the Inside Out.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
It’s time for another Mystery KAL, who wants to “JUEGO” with me? (FYI- Juego (huay-go) means game or play in Spanish….)
Knitting: Cowl
Obsessio was originally released as a Craftsy Mystery KAL in June of 2013. Copyright has now reverted back to me and I’ve added sizing/yarn and beading options!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Baby Blanket
This pattern is only available when you sign up for my Craftsy Class Lace from the Inside Out. I’ll be able to release my version of it in March ‘14!
Knitting: Bracelet
Stereo Cuff is the 2nd kit in my Patternworks Knit Jewelry Kit Club.
Knitting: Necklace
Cheerio is a short row shaped necklace that incorporates three kinds of beads, Czech Glass Donuts (aka Cheerios), size 8 seed beads, and matte triangular seed beads. I found the cheerios when I was in Canada last spring and played with them all summer long to find the perfect way to incorporate them into a necklace…. the teens that work wi...
Knitting: Necklace
Come Together is SO simple, which is part of why it is SO good! Three separate beaded I-cords are knit and then brought together through the center of a large hole, hand-blown glass bead. By varying two weights of yarn and unique seed beads on each strand, Come Together appears more complex than it is.
Knitting: Bracelet
Want to learn the secrets of reversible cables? Kable Kuff will teach you all about them… and then surprise you with the addition of beads! You’ll get to chose if you want to alternate 2 colors of beads, or go all out with a new color on each cable!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Worked from the top down, with crescent shaping, this shawl design works perfectly with hand dyed ombre yarns like Nightfall by Fibro Fibers which has a gradient that spans the entire length of the skein.
Knitting: Scarf
Batana is all about getting to use those special buttons you have in your stash! I don’t know about you, but I hoard unique buttons, and then never have anything to do with them… this scarflette with it’s shaped lace border and garter stitch body is the perfect solution!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Designed to coordinate with my Mica Mitts, Mica Tam combines the twisted rib stitch with a beaded variation of feather and fan. The tam is worked from the brim to the top and is designed with just the right amount of “slouch”!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Optional:
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
It’s time for another Mystery KAL, who wants to play with me?
Knitting: Bracelet
Medallion is worked in two halves and grafted at the center. The bottom edge creates gentle scallops that provide anchor points for the clasps. Beads slipped up at the sides of the wrong side rows accentuate the edging and beaded yarnovers add a bit of sparkle to your knitted wardrobe. Medallion is also July’s pattern in Adorn Anew.
Knitting: Earrings
Designed to match the Trio Necklace the Trio Earrings have three miniature swags of beads that hang gracefully from stacked yarnovers. These earrings will only take you an hour to make and are a MOST appreciated gift!
Knitting: Necklace
Inspired by the Butin Collar, Trio is constructed from the bottom edge inwards with three balanced swags of beads. Short rows are worked to widen the center front of the necklace and allow it taper gracefully at the back of the neck.
Knitting: Necklace
Mudra Necklace is created by taking an I-cord that has beads slipped up in between the cord’s stitches and hooking it through a pendant with a half hitch knot. The beaded sections have smaller size 8 beads surrounding a larger size 6 bead. There are kits available for Mudra as well!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Spumante is worked from the bottom up, it begins with a beaded lace border and then is shaped with simple garter stitch short rows. The eight row edging chart incorporates nupps and beaded yarnovers to create a delicate and textured border. A detailed swatching section with an exclusive video is included to help you get started on this stunning ...
Knitting: Bracelet
Introducing Adorn Anew’s first pattern: Mudra Cuff
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Accola is the main teaching tool I use in my Craftsy class Knitting with Beads… as with many of my shawl patterns, it is written for both lace and fingering weight yarns, AND in two sizes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Construction Notes
Knitting: Bracelet
Pioneer Cuff is a simple lace cuff knit in either lace, light fingering or fingering weight yarn that incorporates both pre-strung beads that are slipped in between stitches and larger beads that are placed on stitches with super floss or a crochet hook. This is a GREAT learning cuff, for teaching multiple beading techniques and knitting simple ...
Knitting: Necklace, Bracelet
This elegant necklace and cuff set gives you a chance to learn some new skills while you find a reason to use up that leftover sock yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Kinetik is a based on a chevron beaded lace stitch and is created by working two separate triangles and then joining them together with a center panel. There are detailed instructions for working Kinetik with A LOT, SOME or NO beads. The pattern includes links to videos for made especially for helping with the tricksy bits of this design.
Knitting: Scarf, Bracelet
Helleborus is a Scarf and Cuff set based on a simple eyelet lace that incorporates beads into the yarnovers.
Knitting: Scarf, Necktie
Also needed: 40 grams size 6 beads
Knitting: Knee-highs
These eyelet knee highs are worked toe-up with a triangular shaped heel gusset and eyelet shaping for the calf along a sturdy back seam. The beauty of toe-up socks? You can try them on as you knit them to make sure they fit YOU and then adjust for perfection!
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This is a great beginner hat that you can whip up in no time at all for a quick gift, or just to keep warm. Perfect in bright colors to find your family on the slopes, or in neutrals for an understated funky vibe while walking the city streets. The pattern is sized for the whole family, and is an unbelievably quick knit so be prepared to make mo...
Knitting: Poncho
Iota Capelet is a top-down seamless reverse stockinette stitch cape that incorporates increases into the vertical ribbing. It begins with the Iota Stitch worked in the round to create a cowl neck and then then is worked down. It is easily modified to be longer and/or wider! Available as part of the Iota Collection, or individually.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
Written for three different weights of yarn, this pattern explores working the Iota Stitch both flat and in the round. I love how this stitch morphs as it is worked in fingering, DK and bulk weight yarns! Available as part of the Iota Collection, or individually!
Knitting: Pullover
Iota is a top-down seamless yoke sweater. It begins with the Iota Stitch worked around to create a mock turtle neck. The yoke grows as you work increases in between the stitch motifs. The rest of the sweater is then knit in reverse stockinette stitch with optional waist shaping. Available as part of the Iota Collection, or individually.
Knitting: Scarf, Collar
Supplies
Knitting: Necklace
Rippled is a lightweight lace ruffle to adorn your neck. It is constructed by ten rows of garter stitch with beads placed at intervals for pools of shine. Finished off with a fringe bead bind off and i-cords for easily adjustable length. It’s another necklace you can make in a night! (and yes, there are kits available)
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Selata is worked from the top down, with increases placed so that a squared off bottom hem emerges. To this edge I added a lacy ruffle and to that an optional beaded lace bind off! You can work Selata either in one color, or two as I have done. The pattern is written in two sizes, and includes detailed yardage information for both versions.
Knitting: Necklace
With a donut as a focal point, this beaded i-cord necklace explores the elegant simplicity of knitted jewelry. Worked from the bottom up, the cast on is wrapped around the donut integrating it seamlessly into the design.
Knitting: Scarf
Read about the design process and notes on Gee’s Cabin here:
Knitting: Earrings
August’s Adorn design, Butin Earring, was designed to complement June’s pattern Butin Collar. The earrings are based on FOUR stitches of knitting, with beads slipped up into a delicate swag.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Clarus is worked top down and is constructed of 2 triangles separated by a center panel. The pattern is written in two different sizes, for two different weight yarns… possibilities abound!
Crochet: Necklace
This is the crochet version of Butin Collar. I had many requests to write it up for crochet….. so I did!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Skywalker is a semi-circular shawl, worked from the top down. You start with 9 stitches picked up around a garter stitch rectangle, and work out with increase rows loosely based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi-Shawl formula.
Knitting: Headband, Bracelet
Thrice is based on an attached beaded I-Cord stitch I envisioned one day in a class with Cat Bordhi…. this stitch is utterly customizable, so play around with it! You get to choose how wide you want your thrice, how many colors it should have, AND where you want to wear it. How fun is that????? I’ve worked it up as a delicate bracele...
Knitting: Necklace
Butin is Adorn’s June Pattern!
Knitting: Neck / Torso - Other
Originally my first Mystery KAL from April 2011!
Knitting: Blanket - Other
Lolly Pod is a super simple and fun baby knit. It starts
Knitting: Necklace, Bracelet
Ribband is a 34” long strand and is based on a simple 4-stitch, 2-row repeat. It only requires 10 yards of fingering or lace weight yarn and coordinating beads.
Knitting: Vest
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Knitting: Softies - Other
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. (See picture on pattern for the knitting in action)
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Aventina is a sumptuous scarf, oversized so that you may wrap it around yourself more than once and still have fabric to hang down.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern, based on my pattern Quest in Knitty, Winter 2011 is redesigned with the men in mind…. enjoy!
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Brisa Shrug is a dressy little number to throw on over a simple dress to warm your shoulders on a cool night or for a little something special with your fancy cocktail dress. Beads float gently at the top of eyelets adding a bit of “bling”, though you can easily not use beads and still have a great lacey topper. Brisa Shrug is worked in two part...
Knitting: Convertible Gloves
Fingering Weight (Sock) Yarn 115 (150, 175, 200, 240, 280, 330, 360) yards
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Centrino is a giant doily, based on a few vintage patterns I found and adore! I’m not a doily person, neither lacey nor frilly, but the lure to begin something that starts out quite wee and grows into an abundant orb could not be refused. This project is addictive from start to finish. I loved the simple act of working around, and around, slowly...
Knitting: Cowl
Listado Cowl is sized two ways, a little neck warmer, and an elegant whole head covering; either way this is a fast and simple ribbed lace cowl worked entirely in the round! Once you get the hang of the 4-round stitch repeat it is smooth sailing. I was able to get 1 large and 1 small cowl out of one skein of Heather, or three small cowls… ...
Knitting: Pants
Stylish baby pants designed with room for a diaper and wide legs that cuff to give added length when your baby grows! Worked in the round, from the top down, with a casing for an elastic band waist, short row shaping to make room for the diaper, ribbed stripes that go down the leg, and a wee bit of flaring at the bottom. Seriously, who can resis...
Knitting: Necklace
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Winterlude was designed and knit for the 2010 Winter Knitting Olympics. Worked from the bottom up with increases on each edge this triangluar shape lace shawl incorporates BOTH lace and cables on a ribbed base. As with all my designs the pattern is both charted and written out. The “really cool loopy i-cord” edging I devised for this...
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
Introducing Summer Duet, an amazingly simple (first time crocheters and sewers can handle this!) summer top. In fact, it is so easy, that I had to make three! Summer Duet is made in two parts, with a few easy steps: first you choose yarn and fabric that you LOVE, then crochet the top band for your size, finally cut and sew the bottom and attach ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Proper Etiquette is worked toe-up with a triangular shaped heel.
Knitting: Scarf
Eventide is seriously one of my favorite beaded scarves ever! Eventide is based an an incredibly easy 6 stitch “cross stitch” pattern. It is made by working double yarnovers that add length to your stitches so they float and appear to be woven not knitted. My inner weaver loves this! Beads are used on each end of the scarf creating a...
Knitting: Dress
Slipster is a cute little A-line dress with a lacy ruffle at the bottom and an overall slip stitch pattern. Using slip stitches with hand-painted yarn helps avoid pooling of color, and keeps you entertained while you knit!
Knitting: Pullover
Snuggler is a cozy hoodie with a slight cowl neck worked up in sport weight yarn. Simple lace stripes go up the each arm and border the pocket. There is also a simple rib stitch collar if you don’t want to work the hood!
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves, Beanie, Toque
3fer is three for one! One skein of Schaefer’s Nichole will make you all three items in this pattern, the cap, the mitts, and even the cowl. Using beads is optional, to simply things even further!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock pattern uses 2 contrasting colors of Schaefer’s Nichole.
Knitting: Bracelet
Use up your leftover lace yarn to make these great cuffs! Great presents for family, friends, teachers and yourself!
Knitting: Animal Toy
“This soft and cuddly stuffed toy is the perfect size and texture for any baby. It will soon become a fast favourite with a crib set.”
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
“She’s a brick house, she’s mighty mighty…”
Knitting: Ankle Sock, Earflap Hat
Walking Spiral Cap and Socks is a SUPER cute set to keep your wee one, or your friend’s wee one, warm on those chilly fall and winter days! Both the cap and the sock have an easy to follow walking spiral rib stitch that is both charted and written out. You can easily add i-cords onto the end of the cap if you need to be able to tie-it on. ...
Knitting: Scarf
Tower of Flames is a simple one-skein lace scarf worked up in Schaefer Yarn’s Laurel, a glorious, soft, drapey worsted weight pima cotton. The bottom of the scarf starts with a flame lace motif that cajoles the edges of the scarf into sweet little curves, the body of the scarf is done in a super simple, easy to memorize tower lace pattern....
Knitting: Pullover
Janet Leigh is the more mature, less revealing grown-up version of Jamie Lee pattern!
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Vaya shrug is the perfect “go to” shrug for dressing up a tank or long sleeve shirt and for popping over a dress! Vaya is worked top-down, flat, and back and forth on a circular needle. Virtually seamless, all you need to sew is 2 small sleeve seams…. not so painful! One thing I LOVE about this shrug is how good it looks on a v...
Knitting: Scarf
Migrations is all about traveling beads. Traveling beads that float on yarn overs creating movement and texture. This pattern mixes up the colors in crazy hand dyes to perfection. Play with color, have fun!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Jamie Lee is inspired by, you guessed it, Jamie Lee Curtis and those sexy mock t-neck tops she used to wear in the 80’s… Jamie Lee is a fitted tank, with a lacy ribbing at the hem and neckline, waist shaping, and a shell lace panel traveling up each side. The lace pattern is interesting enough to keep you from getting bored while you...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Nicholetta is worked toe-up with a triangular shaped heel (thanks yarnissima!) with simple cabling on the top of the foot and up the leg. The cabling is done quickly by cabling without a cable needle, and easy directions for this great technique are included in the pattern. This pattern is also easily converted to be knit on one or two circular ...
Knitting: Neck / Torso - Other
Circulate is my latest beaded design that I am thrilled about. It is a garter stitch lace moebius wrap with a really fun attached beaded i-cord. You will use and conquer many knitting skills while working this pattern, including chart reading (the chart is also written out ), provisional cast-on, knitting with beads, grafting, and a beaded attac...
Knitting: Scarf
This luxury scarf is made with one skein of scrumptious yarn! The unique stitch pattern uses double yo’s and slipped stitches to create a fabric with wondrous texture. The pattern also breaks up the colors in the hand-dye perfectly, causing the colors to seem to move on the scarf’s surface. The pattern stitch is in written and chart ...
Knitting: Gloves
These fabulous gloves have detailing that appears intricate but is simple to work up. The wrist ribbing is done in my favorite mock cable rib to hug the glove to your arm and keep the cold out. The back of the hand has a twisted cable with a purl background to keep things interesting while you knit the body of the glove. The pattern includes an ...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
The Choice Chullo cap is a great design to jump into colorwork with. Worked in the round, colorwork is really a breeze! The pattern includes an easy-to-read chart and sizes for the whole family!
Knitting: Scarf
The Undulating Waves Scarf was my first foray into designing with beads. It is based on a lace pattern that has lace stitches on both the knit and purl sides of the fabric. This allows the beads to float on the yarn-overs. Although I have marked this pattern as advanced, you will find that, with practice and perseverance, the pattern becomes qui...
Knitting: Animal Toy
This little kitty is a breeze to make! Knit in the round from the belly up, it’s a great pattern to knit your first animal with. Ears are created by stitching a seam down each side of the head. Once you make one, you’ll want to make more!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I knit these socks for not one, but two reasons: one, that I wanted to make sure that one skein of Schaefer Yarn’s Heather would yield a pair of men’s socks; and two, that I hadn’t ever knit my man some socks! The zig-zagging knit-and-purl pattern is both in chart and written format. The sock is knit “traditionally”...
Knitting: Scarf
The Undulating Waves Scarf was my first foray into designing with beads. It is based on a lace pattern that has lace stitches on both the knit and purl sides of the fabric. This allows the beads to float on the yarn-overs. Although I have marked this pattern as advanced, you will find that, with practice and perseverance, the pattern becomes qui...
Knitting: Pullover
The first sweater I ever designed, this tunic builds upon your knitting skills and creates a flattering feminine shape. The hems of the body and sleeves have a delicate lace edging, and the sleeves are bell shaped. The waist shaping accentuates your curves, while short row shaping at the bust creates detailing. Yarnover edging at the neckline al...
Knitting: Dress
A cute dress for the schnookie in your life to keep them warm and cozy over a turtleneck and leggings. Designed to be knee length so it won’t get in the way when crawling or climbing! Can be simplified by omitting striping and working all in one color with a contrasting color edging.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Knitting: Legwarmers