Christy Nelson


Christy Nelson has been addicted to yarn for most of her adult life. She started with crochet about 20 years ago and has now added knitting and spinning to her repertoire. An avid traveler, many of her designs are inspired by her visits to other countries like China, Mexico, Switzerland, and Italy. Last summer she spent 5 weeks in France with her husband and two children (ages 11 and 9), but she calls Lincoln, Nebraska home.

Christy is a former blogger and social media strategist. You can still find her archives at and it's possible she'll get back to it, but for the past year or so she has enjoyed taking a break from working online and has enjoyed the other opportunities that have come her way.

Check her out on Ravelry (id: christy)

Projects by Christy Nelson

Fallen Forest Baby Blanket

This intermediate baby blanket is worked up in a simple stockinette stitch pattern for the body, while the edging features an intricate leaf motif edging that adds texture to the overall design.

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Negative Space Socks

Who says socks shouldn’t be worn in the summer? Worked up in a bright and fun summertime color, these far-out socks will keep your feet cozy as the AC works its magic.

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Pure Ivory Capelet

This design is meant to be worn off the shoulders and hanging over the arms. The drop stitches and gradual increases toward the bottom allow for an ease of movement. If knitting in the round on circular needles scares you a bit, check out our tutorial to get started!

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Ms. Pinky Set

Inspired by the delicate pink of freshly blooming flowers in the springtime, this fingerless mitts and hat set uses a chunky ribbing pattern and small peek-a-boos of lace to make this set a perfect fit for spring.

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Beaded Plumes Stole

Shades of blue from variegated yarn flow seamlessly into one another to form this light and airy springtime shawl. The addition of small seed beads throughout the simple stitches adds a hint of elegance and some shimmer to your look.

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Accented I-Cord Pillows Set

This gorgeous pillow set is inspired by the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona. The body of all the pillows is the same, but the difference is in the I-cord detailing that accents each one. Based on designs found within the basilica, this set of pillows represents Jesus, Mary, and Joseph without being too overly symbolic.

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Zig-Zag Zebra Bag

This zebra print bag has a scalloped edge, is fully lined, and features a drawstring closure that doubles as a wrist strap. It is worked in a long tube and the scalloped edge is made by some cleverly placed yarn-overs and folding in the lining.

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Cozy Cabled Socks

This unisex pattern is about to become your go-to pattern for socks. Classic and rich with cables, this delightful pattern looks great in a variety of colors.

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French Cathedral Beret

This stunning beret is reminiscent of looking in through some of the gorgeous windows at the Bourges Cathedral in France. The winding cables mimic the panes and give the hat a small amount of texture.

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