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Heirloom Lace Edgings

with Franklin Habit
Add elegance to any project with knitted lace edgings. Designer Franklin Habit guides you through their history and attachment methods and shows how to knit a charming sample.

Whether you’d like to embellish a simple project such as a baby bonnet or tackle an elaborate lace shawl, Franklin Habit makes it doable, not daunting. You’ll learn how lace edgings have been used in the past and how to create your own modern-day heirlooms. Find out how to sew on an edging that you can remove – perfect for embellishing items that wear out – or how to knit edgings on permanently. You’ll even learn how to knit an edging simultaneously with the center of a shawl and practice with a project you can complete in less than an hour. New to lace or a long-time needle-crafter, you're sure to enjoy knitting along with Franklin as he shares his wit and wisdom.

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Lesson 1. A Brief History of Lace Edgings

  • Meet your instructor, Franklin Habit, and jump right into the fascinating history of lace edgings, including early illustrated patterns, uses for lace edgings and the practice of knitting and collecting lace edgings. You'll also learn about the gauges and yarns used in edgings.


Lesson 2. Uses for Lace Edgings


Lesson 3. Anatomy of Lace Edgings


Lesson 4. How to Sew On Lace Edgings


Lesson 5. Introduction to Knitted-On Edgings


Lesson 6. How to Knit On Lace Edgings


Lesson 7. Introduction to Simultaneous Edgings


Lesson 8. How to Knit Simultaneous Lace Edgings

"Franklin Habit is an excellent teacher and this was a really really good class. Since I've read his columns and blog, I figured he'd be funny, which he was, but he was much more than that -- informative, inspiring, made so many lace techniques simple that I was inspired to do a lace edging on a shawlette I was making for my daughter. Finished it in a week -- which would never have happened without Franklin's class."
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