April 2023 Meeting


April 15, 1-4 PM

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West), New York, NY


Laura Nelkin, designer, author, teacher

LAURA NELKIN, a prolific and innovative knitwear designer and pattern maker, earned a degree in apparel design at Cornell University. She brings an interest in garment construction—and a love of the interesting detail, unexpected method, or unique technique—to her knitted patterns. Laura has traveled extensively, both in the US and abroad, to teach and to share her love of knitting with others, and she has taught online through Craftsy and YouTube.

She is the author of Knockout Knits: New Tricks for Scarves, Hats, Jewelry, and Other Accessories and hundreds of self-published patterns. And she generously shares tips and techniques through an extensive library of video tutorials (more than four dozen on her website alone!) that she created.


Among Laura’s creative designs are side-to-side construction with picked-up side panels, möbius borders with picked-
up stitches, and colorful and intricate beaded jewelry, accessories, and clothing. She will refer to samples of her work

in discussing how she incorporates Japanese, Shetland Lace, and other stitch patterns into her knitwear. Laura will demonstrate how to incorporate pre-strung beads—a technique she loves—into our knitting.

Show and Tell
Show off your stunning completed projects and works in progress. Click here for photos of all the beautiful creations from this and other general meetings on the BAKG website and our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Bring a Guest!
As always, the first visit is free, each subsequent visit is $10, and the fee may be applied to annual dues if paid on the meeting day.

NEW – Test for Livestreaming
Our in-person meeting will take place, as usual, at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC). We are continuing to test our ability to livestream the meeting to accommodate those members who cannot attend in person. This meeting will NOT be recorded for viewing later; this is solely a real-time livestreaming test during the live meeting. This test is for members only.

Charity Knitting Table
Members may drop off their charity knitted items (including chemo hats, in memory of Grace Shanahan, first president of BAKG).

NOTE: BAKG general meetings, workshops, or other BAKG-sponsored events, whether in person or virtual, may be photographed and/or recorded by audio and/or video. By your in-person or virtual participation at these meetings, you consent to the photography and/or recording and to the use of your image and/or recording in print and social media.