Workshop Schedule


Shetland Lace Basics

with Laura Nelkin

Sunday, April 16th, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Pearl Studio, 500 8th Avenue, (35th Street), New York, NY

Description of Class

Laura Nelkin is a prolific and innovative knitwear designer and pattern maker with more than 350 (!)
designs—from socks to blankets—on Ravelry. She teaches extensively, both in person and through
Craftsy and YouTube videos, sharing her enthusiasm for knitting with others. She lives in the Fingerlakes
Region of Upstate New York (motto: It’s Gorges!) and is inspired by the landscape around her.

In this workshop, Laura will provide an introduction to the knitting of Shetland lace—its history and the
techniques needed to knit it. She will teach basic increases and decreases and walk you through chart
reading. The skills gained in this class can be applied to many patterns that use lace stitches. More
importantly, you will never fear any lace pattern, whether simple or intricate, ever again!

Registration Fee:

BAKG members: $79

Non-members: $89

To register or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shari White, BAKG Education Chair, via email: Please include your full name, address, city/state/zip code, phone number, and email address.


Past workshops in 2023 were held at Pearl Studio

March: Patty Lyons, Easy Does It: Unraveling the Mystery of Ease and Sweater Construction


All workshops in 2022 were held virtually.

March: Ann Weaver, Mini-Mixology: Chart Your Own Intarsia

April: Debby Scheinholtz, Intermediate Brioche: Increases and Decreases

July: Dario Tubiana, Embroidery on Knitting

October: Debby Scheinholtz, Intermediate Brioche: Increases and Decreases

November: Margaret Holzmann, Safe at Home Blanket Knitting

For workshop-related questions, please contact the BAKG Education Chair (