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Knitting to fit your pampered pet – a workshop with Franklin Habit

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Custom sweaters for four-legged friends are among the most rewarding projects in all of knitting–but also one of its greatest challenges. How do you resize a design for a dachshund and to fit a great dane–or vice versa? How do you make something just right for a special mutt, or–if you are a brave sort–for a special kitty? In this lecture-based class, Franklin will guide you through the process of measuring, calculating, and designing simple but effective garments to suit any animal companion. It’s not just fun, it can make you stronger knitter–because these fundamental principles of knitting to fit work for humans, too!

Skills needed:

This class will best serve knitters who have reached at least the advanced beginner level. Students must be fluent all in the fundamentals of knitting, including increases and decreases.


  • Notebook and pencil with eraser (preferred) or pen for making notes
  • Calculator or calculator app (optional)

About Franklin Habit:

Designer, teacher, author, and illustrator Franklin Habit is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons (Interweave Press, 2008) and I Dream of Yarn: A Knit and Crochet Coloring Book (Soho Publishing, June 2016).

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!, XRX/Stitches events, the DFW Fiber Fest, the Squam Arts Workshops, and the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat.

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 Mason-Dixon Knitting, Knitty.com, PLY Magazine, Lion Brand Yarns, and Skacel Collection/Makers’ Mercantile. Many of his independently published designs are available via Ravelry.com.