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Lace from the Inside Out: Advancing Lace Techniques

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Take the knitting journey of a lifetime when you create designer Laura Nelkin’s exclusive Life Cycle lace shawl or baby blanket, knit in the round.

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What You Get

  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Laura Nelkin
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Celebrate a new life or a treasured friend with the gift of a stunning lace baby blanket or shawl. Renowned lace designer Laura Nelkin will knit along with you as you create her delicate Life Cycle pattern. She will show you how to master nupps, read lace charts and work this square project in the round. You will work through five beautiful motifs before adding an edging that is a work of art in itself.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Laura and learn more about lace patterns.
2. Getting Started
3. Egg Stitch Rounds 1-4
4. Egg Stitch Rounds 5-12
5. Instar & Cocoon Stitches
6. Nymph Stitch
7. Imago Stitch
8. Cyclo Edging
9. Finishing Your Piece
10. Yarn, Gauge & Needles
11. Techniques & Tips

Taught by

Laura Nelkin
Laura Nelkin
Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time for knitting indoors. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and hasn't looked back. Today, she finds herself fascinated with beads and lace. Laura teaches all over the country, runs mystery knit-alongs and has her own line of knitting kits and self-published patterns. You can find them online, as well as in her book, "Knockout Knits."

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