with Franklin Habit
Online Class

A Practical Approach to Color for Knitters

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Whether it's yarn from your stash or the store, choose your hues with confidence and savvy! Join designer Franklin Habit and learn basic color concepts to bring out the full potential of your beautiful projects. During class, you'll learn a speedy, efficient method of swatching, so you can try out yarn color combinations on the fly. Wondering which color families look good together? Franklin will demonstrate the bonds between colors and help you choose the combinations that really speak to you. Then, you'll find out how to create new variations with yarns that are already in your stash and discover ground rules you can rely on when working with similar colors. Plus, you'll receive two colorful patterns, a color wheel and a value scale to help you hone your skills!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h26m

Included in this Class

1. Color Confidence

1. Color Confidence

Designer Franklin Habit shares his journey through color, from a childhood of neutrals to an understanding of the full palette of choices available to knitters. He'll teach you an efficient and speedy method of swatching that will help you evaluate how your yarns work together.

2. Color Tools & Color Harmonies

2. Color Tools & Color Harmonies

Begin exploring the color wheel, to find harmonies that please you. Learn about the vibrancy of complementary colors and the quieter friendship of analogous colors. Simple geometry expands your choices for three- and four-color combinations.

3. Temperature & Chroma

3. Temperature & Chroma

Gain an understanding of color temperatures, of warms and cools, and learn about chroma: all the colors that can be created by mixing a hue with white, black or gray. You'll find yourself looking at your yarn stash in a whole new light!

Recommended with this class

  • 10-12 similar-weight yarns in a variety of solid or semi-solid colors. These can be full or partial balls, whatever odds and ends you have in your stash
  • 16" (40 cm) circular needle in a size appropriate for your yarn
  • Worsted-weight yarn in three colors for the cowl and beanie projects
  • 24" (60 cm) and 16" (40 cm) circular needle, size US 5 (3.75 mm)
  • 16" (40 cm) circular needle, size US 6 (4 mm)
  • 1 set of 5 double-pointed needles, size US 6 (4 mm)