Franklin Habit
Craftsy Instructor

Chicago, USA

Designer, teacher, author and illustrator Franklin Habit is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons (Interweave Press, 2008) and proprietor of The Panopticon (the-panopticon.blogspot.com), one of the most popular knitting blogs on the Internet. On an average day, upwards of 2,500 readers worldwide drop in for a mix of essays, cartoons, and the continuing adventures of Dolores the Sheep. Franklin?s varied experience in the fiber ... Read Full Bio »

Franklin's Craftsy Classes

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Heirloom Lace Edgings

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.

$19.99 $29.99

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A Practical Approach to Color for Knitters

Whether it's yarn from your stash or the store, choose your hues with confidence and savvy! Join instructor and designer Franklin Habit and learn basic color concepts to bring out the full potential of your beautiful projects. During class, you'll learn a speedy, efficient method of swatching, so you can try out yarn color combinations on the fly. Wondering which color families look good together? Franklin will demonstrate the bonds between colors and help you choose the combinations that really speak to you. Then, you'll find out how to create new variations with yarns that are already in your stash and discover ground rules you can rely on when working with similar colors. Plus, you'll receive two colorful patterns, a color wheel and a helpful value scale to help you hone your skills!

 

$29.99

Franklin's Projects

Bubble Beanie
Inspiration From the Masters
Blips Cowl
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