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Online Class

Heirloom Lace Edgings

Add elegance to any project with knitted lace edgings. Designer Franklin Habit guides you through their history and attachment methods and shows how to knit a charming sample.

What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom
  • Closed captioning available (web only)


Whether you’d like to embellish a simple project such as a baby bonnet or tackle an elaborate lace shawl, Franklin Habit makes it doable, not daunting. You’ll learn how lace edgings have been used in the past and how to create your own modern-day heirlooms. Find out how to sew on an edging that you can remove – perfect for embellishing items that wear out – or how to knit edgings on permanently. You’ll even learn how to knit an edging simultaneously with the center of a shawl and practice with a project you can complete in less than an hour. New to lace or a long-time needle-crafter, you're sure to enjoy knitting along with Franklin as he shares his wit and wisdom.

Lesson Breakdown

1. A Brief History of Lace Edgings
Meet your instructor, Franklin Habit, and jump right into the fascinating history of lace edgings, including early illustrated patterns, uses for lace edgings and the practice of knitting and collecting lace edgings. You'll also learn about the gauges and yarns used in edgings.
2. Uses for Lace Edgings
3. Anatomy of Lace Edgings
4. How to Sew On Lace Edgings
5. Introduction to Knitted-On Edgings
6. How to Knit On Lace Edgings
7. Introduction to Simultaneous Edgings
8. How to Knit Simultaneous Lace Edgings

Taught by

Franklin Habit
Franklin Habit
Designer and teacher Franklin Habit is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons (Interweave Press, 2008) and has been a regular columnist for both Lion Brand and Knitty. He is also the proprietor of one of the web's most popular knitting blogs, The Panopticon, where readers worldwide drop in for a mix of essays, cartoons and the continuing adventures of Dolores the Sheep.