Franklin Habit

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. He recently founded Yarn Shaming (yarnshaming.tumblr.com), because while he loves yarn, yarn does not always love him back.

Franklin’s varied experience in the fiber world includes contributions of writing and design to Vogue Knitting, Yarn Market News, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, PieceWork, Twist Collective; and a regular columns and cartoons for Knitty.com, PLY Magazine and Lion Brand Yarns.

He travels constantly to teach knitters at shops and guilds across the country and internationally; and has been a popular member of the faculties of such festivals as Vogue Knitting Live!, STITCHES Midwest and East, and the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat.

original designs  

from Creative Knitting, Winter 2014
from Franklin Habit's Ravelry Downloads
from Franklin Habit's Ravelry Downloads
from Vogue Knitting, Early Fall 2014
from Knitty, First Fall 2014
from Valley Yarns (WEBS)
from Franklin Habit's Class Handouts
from Dreaming of Shetland
from Good Deeds, Volume One
from Knitty, Deep Fall 2013
from Miss Babs Knitting Tour 2013
from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
from Knitty, First Fall 2013
from Franklin Habit's Ravelry Downloads
from Knitty, Spring + Summer 2013
from Franklin Habit's Ravelry Downloads
from Knitty, Winter 2012
from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2012/13
from Sock Yarn Studio: Hats, Garments and ...
from Knitty, Deep Fall 2012
from Rockin' Sock Club
from Knitty, First Fall 2012
from Franklin Habit's Ravelry Downloads
from Knitty, Spring + Summer 2012
from Knitty, Winter bis 2011
from Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2010
from Knitty, Deep Fall 2011
from Skacel #21100405
from Knitty, First Fall 2011
from Knitty, Spring + Summer 2011
from St-Denis Magazine Issue 3
from Knitty, Winter 2011
from Piecework, Jan/Feb 2011
from Modern Knits, Vintage Style
from Franklin Habit's Ravelry Downloads
from Knitty, Deep Fall 2010
from Knitty, First Fall 2010
from Franklin Habit's Class Handouts
from Knitty, Spring + Summer 2010
from Knitty, Winter 2009
from Knitty, Spring 2009
from Franklin Habit's Class Handouts
from St-Denis Magazine Premier Issue
from Knitty, Winter 2008
from Knitty, Winter 2008
from Knitty, Fall 2008
from 1000 Knitters Project Blog