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April 6, 7, 8, 2018
David L. Lawrence Convention Center


Now You See it, Now You Don’t: Shadow Knitting with Franklin Habit

Class Title: Now You See it, Now You Don’t: Shadow Knittingnow-you-see-it

Teacher: Franklin Habit

Class Day/Time:  Saturday, 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Class Length: 3 hours

Class Fee:  $55.00

Class Description: 

Color and texture meet and mingle with startling results in the subtle, intriguing fabrics created by shadow (also called “illusion”) knitting. Stripes, garter stitch, and stockinette combine to create patterns that appear or vanish depending upon the angle of view–perfect for hiding secret messages in your work. We will not only learn the technique (including simple chart reading), but will also investigate methods for designing shadow patterns, and play with creating our own charts for custom projects.

Pre-requisites: Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting.


Registration necessary, class size limited to 22


Supplies Needed: 

Yarns: Two balls of smooth (non-fuzzy), worsted-weight yarn (for example: Hikoo Simpliworsted, Cascade 220, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted, or similar) in highly contrasting solid colorways.  (Patterns will show up best in yarns with a round profile–look for yarns with 3 or more plies.)

Needles: 1 circular needle, 24 inches, in a size appropriate to give a comfortable, firm gauge (such as would be appropriate for a warm scarf or hat) in the yarns selected.

Notions: Scissors. Paper and pen or pencils (preferable) for making notes.


Materials Fee: None


Homework:  None

Each student will receive a free skein of  Wool Ease Yarn by Lion Brand.  Lion Brand proudly supports Franklin’s class.

A 3.00 electronic administrative fee will be added for all online registration transactions.

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