Franklin Habit: The Knitting Guy

Portrait of Franklin Habit Event Type: Category: Adults
Age Group(s): General Audience, 12-18 years, 18 + up
Date: 5/15/2015
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 Knitting celebrity Franklin Habit tells the funny, romantic, heartbreaking stories of his first teachers -- all women in his family; and demonstrates the creative process behind the series of shawl designs they inspired.

Location: Westerville Community Center
Address: 350 North Cleveland Ave. Westerville, Ohio 43082

This event is possible through a partnership with The Central Ohio Weavers Guild.

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 regular columns and cartoons for, PLY Magazine and Lion Brand Yarns. Several of his independently published designs are available via

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.

Location: Westerville Community Center
Contact: Erin Huffman
Contact Number: 614-259-5019
Status: Closed
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