Kristin Omdahl’s NEW BOOK Continuous Crochet

Kristin Omdahl’s NEW BOOK Continuous Crochet was the topic that kicks off a new month on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.KO Profile Pic

Kirstin has been a busy, BUSY lady in the yarn industry, which feels like an understatement to say, but really, for the rest of us, it’s a challenge for us to keep up. She began with her yarn lines (which she admits the names were inspired by the Spice Girls! Think about it “Be So SPORTY”!) which is now available through Amazon and WEBS. Her yarns are all 100% bamboo available in different weights, with luxurious drape and shine.

Next up, Kristin shared the work she is doing and posting as videos on YouTube. It wasn’t until just recently, as a single-mom, who’s is doing the Stay-at-Home and Home Schooling thing with her teenager, that she lived in a place Continous Crochetthat gave her an office/studio space, but she’s learned so much from having been on the Knit & Crochet Now! for several seasons as the Crochet Expert as well as other yarny video productions that she probably always had that tool in a back pocket somewhere.

Just as Crochet So Lovely was a continuation of Crochet So Fine, Continuous Crochet: Create Seamless Sweaters, Shrugs, Shawls and More with Minimal Finishing furthers the ideas of Seamless Crochet. Finding ways to create three-dimensional shape (creating fitted garments) either by not cutting yarn or VERY MINIMALLY having to cut. Incorporating several types of crochet like Motif, Bruges and Hairpin Laces, Tunisian crochet her designs make for interesting production as well as fashionable garments and accessories. One of the pieces really tickles Kristin as it began as a zentangle drawing! She created a copy of her drawing and designed the Basket of Light Zentangle Inspired KO Zentangle ScarfScarf.

Speaking of her drawings, last year when Kristin was in the Erin Lane Bags booth at Stitches, with the bags she designed the fabric for, she was approached by a fabric company about making coordinating fabrics for quilters. These events can be overwhelming, so that idea slipped her mind until she was contacted by that business later… very soon, there will be bolts of fabric quilters can buy with Kristin’s name in the selvidge! She’s very excited about that (as you probably heard) but we are excited for her!

Kristin Omdahl has appeared many times, as we consider her, NOT JUST A SPONSOR, but a friend. Click on this variety of dates to hear: 03/2009, 12/2010, 03/2011, 02/2012, 05/2012, 11/2012, 06/2013, 07/2014 and 02/2015. You can follow Kristin with us by book-marking her website, www.KristinOmdahl.com which includes her blog, yarns and patterns. She is also busy on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. Make sure you’re watching her Ravelry Designer page as well, and shopping her Etsy shop and in Amazon.


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  1. Michelle says:

    I thought I had all of Kristins books but after listening to this podcast I learned she has 13 books, WOW! I would love to win this latest book. It sound wonderful. I have used her Bamboo So Fine, it is lovely yarn. Thanks for a great interview.

  2. Lori Biamonte says:

    I love Kristin Omdahl. Once I was listening to your podcast in the car and she was introducing her new yarn, Bamboo So Fine. I got so excited, I pulled over into a parking lot and ordered it sight unseen. And I love it. Raspberry because we all look good in berry colors.

  3. Jessica says:

    I love Kristin and her creativity! What a fun podcast to listen to! I will be stalking the web for her fabric line also.

  4. Julie Cohen says:

    I just love Kristin’s patterns and her Be So Fine bamboo yarn is lovely to work with. Would love to have her latest book to add to my collection!

  5. Katelyn M says:

    Thanks for another great show! I LOVED hearing from Kristin today. It was a great show, I love Kristin’s work, I love Marly’s work and the two of them together is like a double scoop sunday!!! I can’t wait to see Kristin’s new book in person and I really want to try out her Be So Sporty yarn. I loved her Be So Fine and can’t believe all she does.

  6. Vicki says:

    It was wonderful to hear from Kristin again. I love the designs in the new book. I’m a newbie crocheter, but her designs are sure motivation to become a crocheter with a capital C!

  7. Missy Schmidt says:

    I just love Kristen!!!! Her designs are so gorgeous! Thank you for another fantastic podcast!

  8. Jamie says:

    I loved listening to this podcast with the natural relationship between Marly and Kristen keeping the information and entertainment coming. Thanks for introducing me to a new design, yarn developer, author and fabric design. You go Kristen!

  9. Rachel says:

    I loved hearing how this book was furthering her seamless crochet book. This sounds like a really fun way to make crochet garments. I really don’t like weaving in ends in crochet.

  10. amy g says:

    I am first a knitter, but I’m learning to love crochet also. I enjoyed watching Kristin on Knitting Daily. I’m amazed with all the activities that Kristin is involved with. I am definitely going to check out her utube class.

  11. Rachel Catherine says:

    I haven’t tried any of Kristen’s yarns yet, but after hearing this podcast I am very interested to try her Be So Fine Bamboo yarn and find a store that carries her fabric line.

  12. Colleen says:

    Kristen is so talented. I love hearing her stories of success. Her designs are beautiful and I am sure her recipees are as yummy as her designs. Can’t wait to try her yarns….and now fabric =)

  13. Char Black says:

    Kristin Ohmdahl is so talented. Missed her at Stitches West but with all she is doing it is understandable why she wasn’t there. I love her designs and her yarn. She is a great talent in all things knit, crochet, and now quilt fabric.

  14. Audrey Abbott says:

    I loved watching Kristin crochet on Knitting Daily, but never knew she was so prolific and such an entrepreneur! Awe inspiring talent and determination..

  15. Cheryl Clemons says:

    I had the please of meeting Kristin Omdahl at Stitches East and she is such a nice person. I purchased her yarn and it is so soft. I am looking forward to checking out her new book. Such a talented lady.

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