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Announcing a NEW Column in The Weekly Stitch featuring Franklin Habit

July 5th, 2012

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If you’ve ever seen a clever cartoon about a sassy sheep and her knitting, chances are that you’ve met Dolores. The man behind the sheep is writer/illustrator/knitter/teacher/photographer (the man wears many hats!), Franklin Habit.

I first met Franklin in 2011 at Vogue Knitting Live New York, and since then, I’ve had a wonderful time getting to know him and his fantastic work. That’s why I’m so pleased to announce that Franklin will be joining us once a month in The Weekly Stitch, LionBrand.com’s newsletter, with a brand new column!

Excited as I am? Then get in the mood with episode 108 of YarnCraft from earlier this year, in which I got to interview Franklin about why he loves antique patterns, how to shoot better yarn photos, and the classes he teaches. Click here to read the show notes and/or listen using the player below:

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About Franklin Habit

Writer, illustrator, and photographer Franklin Habit is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons (Interweave Press, 2008–now in its third printing) and proprietor of The Panopticon (the-panopticon.blogspot.com), one of the most popular knitting blogs on 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 other publishing experience in the fiber world includes contributions to Vogue Knitting, Yarn Market News, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, PieceWork, Cast On: A Podcast for Knitters, Twist Collective, and a regular column on historic knitting patterns for Knitty.com.

These days, Franklin knits and spins in Chicago, Illinois, sharing a small city apartment with an Ashford spinning wheel and colony of sock yarn that multiplies alarmingly whenever his back is turned.

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  • Carolee

    I just read Franklins first colum and really liked it, looking forward to others. I first heard of him in Knitty he did some antique doll cloths. I love old patterns and have many so it was awsome to see a man intrested in that. you know I think he may have done the pineapple bag which I TOTALY LOVE but dont think I have the skills yet !

    • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

      Hi Carolee, so glad you enjoyed his column! If you haven’t read his latest Stitches in Time column in Knitty, I highly recommend it (of course, I’m partial, since he takes a look at a Lion Brand pattern from 1916):
      http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff12/FEATff12SIT.php

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  • Soapy

    Franklin: I like your humor…