Franklin’s back!

Franklin Habit Franklin Habit rolled his scarf down the Common Cod’s inaugural meeting, just as his first book, “It Itches” hit the streets. Giddy and already giggling, we can’t wait until our next meeting on May 13.  He’s back!

But wait, it’s serious.  This time, Franklin will talk about the

History of Knitting Patterns

In the beginning, there was knitting; and it was good. Then came knitting books, and they were good. Except when they weren’t.

In this lighthearted, lavishly illustrated talk, Franklin will share where, when and how the first printed knitting patterns appeared; hear the stories of the pioneering women who made their fortunes catering to the first generations of leisure needleworkers; marvel at spectacular examples of primordial errata; and experience the many joys (and otherwise) of bringing nineteenth-century designs to life.

If you haven’t followed Franklin’s (and Dolores’) life on The Panopticon, you may have caught Franklin’s articles in Knitty, Yarn Market News, Interweave Knits and Interweave Crochet. Franklin photographs, knits and spins in Chicago, IL.

Get ready to welcome a fine member of the knitting family!

Join us on Friday, May 13th at Rm. 123 of the MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA, from 7-9pm. Current members get in free; non-members pay $5 (cash or check).


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