Franklin Habit

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 (, 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 (, 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, 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

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Enid’s Miniature Counterpane
Piecework, Summer 2021
Photo by Franklin Habit
Dolores #27 Naughtiest Gnome
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Dolores #26 Notorious Robe
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Dolores #25 Sexy Bat Ensemble
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Dolores #23 Sassy Suffragist
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Dolores #22 Dolly DeMolish
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Dolores #21 Major Mutton
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Dolores #20 Spring Lamb Ensemble
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Temple of Flora
Makers' Mercantile
Dolores #16 Jingle Bell Flock
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Winter Sapphire
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Dolores #15 Just Ewe It
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Mermaid Walk Scarf
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Dolores #13 Sexy Pumpkin Costume
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Dolores #11 Harry Bollasockyarn
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Dolores #9 Power Brunch Suit
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Dolores Van Hoofen
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#04 Beaded Gloves
Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2015
Eleven Angry Sunrises
Fridays with Franklin
Via Toscana Collar
Franklin Habit
Victorian Mash-Up
Knitty, Spring+Summer 2015
Laura Star
The Panopticon
1880s Knitted Gloves
Knitty, Winter 2014
#26 Cloche with Plaid Band
Vogue Knitting, Winter 2014/15
Creative Knitting, Winter 2014
#08 Fitted Waistcoat
Vogue Knitting on Ravelry
Heart's-Ease Boutonnière
Knitty, First Fall 2014
Centuria Tam
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Ligeia Stole
Franklin Habit's Class Handouts
Fair Phyllida Lace Scarf
Dreaming of Shetland
Good Deeds, Volume One
Hippie Valley Hat
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Wedgie Hat
Knitty, Deep Fall 2013
Green Mill Lavalier Scarf
Miss Babs Knitting Tour 2013
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