Today we will be reviewing Kristin Omdahl’s new book “Motif Magic”. Katelyn, my Social Media Director, has received a copy of the ebook to review. She will be walking us through the patterns in the book as well as what Kristin has been up to lately.
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Kristin is always keeping us on our toes with the new patterns and collections she is developing. Since Kristin lives in FL many of her patterns are light weight and perfect layering pieces. This book follows right along with her style of beautiful airy projects.
In the book you will find both knit and crochet motif projects. Motifs are a perfect way to experiment since they don’t require a lot of time or yarn invested.
Kristin took the time to work in both written and charted instructions and takes the time at the start of the book to teach you how to read the charts. Patterns in this book include flowers, circles, squares, triangles, hexagons and more. Motifs are the perfect on the go project, something that Kristin is accustom to as she goes around with her son and his tennis matches.
This new book is a beautiful collection of motif patterns that you can use for your next project. Use the motifs in the pattern as they are or as a starting point to make other accessories.
Kristin’s Yarn Line:
Over the past few years Kristin has really grown her own yarn line. Personally I have only worked with the Be So Fine Yarn and it was beautiful! Keep reading below to see what other yarns Kristin sells and a little about each one.
Be So Bare Yarn
Be So Bare is 100% organic cotton, sport weight and made completely in the USA. It is available undyed only. Sport weight (#2 fine) and available in hanks (perfect for dyeing) or center pull balls (ready for knitting or crochet).
Sold as 4 oz – 315 yds.
Be So Bold Yarn
Be So Bold Yarn is a buttery soft organic cotton and bamboo blended, worsted weight yarn. It is handpainted in Kristin’s studio in limited edition, small batch colorways. Kristin dyes these beauties with low water immersion – an eco-friendly technique.
Worsted weight (#4 medium) and available in center pull balls. Sold as 4 oz includes 247 yds.
Be So Brave Yarn
Be So Brave Yarn is 100% American Merino Yarn, worsted weight and made completely in the USA. This luxuriously soft and lofty, worsted weight wool yarn is annually harvested from American Merino sheep by hand picked shearers.
Worsted weight (#4 medium) and available in center pull balls. Each 2oz includes 120 yds of Be So Brave Yarn.
Be So Fine Yarn
Be So Fine Yarn is 100% bamboo yarn, fingering weight. This lustrous and silky soft yarn gets even drapier and silkier after hand-washing in your favorite delicate wash. The colors are bright, saturated and inspired by tropical flowers and the sea.
Fingering weight (#1 super fine)and available in center pull balls, including a drawstring organza storage bag and a pod of Wrapture. Each 4oz includes 650 yards of Be So Fine Yarn.
Be So Lush Yarn
Be So Lush Yarn is a buttery soft, organic cotton and bamboo blended, fingering weight yarn. It is handpainted in Kristin’s studio in limited edition, small batch colorways. And Kristin dyes these beauties with low water immersion – an eco-friendly technique.
Fingering weight (#1 super fine) and available in center pull balls. Each 4oz includes 525 yds of Be So Bold: Fingering Yarn.
Be So Sporty Yarn
Be So Sporty Yarn is 100% bamboo, sport weight. This lustrous and silky soft yarn gets even drapier and silker after hand-washing in your favorite delicate wash. The colors are bright, saturated and inspired by tropical flowers and the sea.
Sport weight (#2 fine) and available in center pull balls, including a drawstring organza storage bag and a pod of Wrapture, all natural delicate wash. Each 4oz includes 325 yards of Be So Sporty Yarn.
Be So Tender Yarn
Be So Tender Yarn is 100% certified organic cotton, worsted weight yarn. It has a lovely thick and thin texture to it, that is absolutely stunning in simple stitches. Be So Tender Yarn is available in 19 gorgeous, low impact dyed colors.
Worsted weight (#4 medium) and available in center pull balls. Each 3.5 oz includes 140 yds of Be So Tender Yarn.
Purchase the Book:
Kristin has published many books over the past few years. Almost all of them are in my own personal library, except for Continuous Crochet but I will get that one very soon! My favorite, and one that I think you should check out, is her Seamless Crochet book. It is a great book for making motifs and joining as you work. That may sound like it is any typical join as you go method but it isn’t. Her Seamless Crochet book shows you how to join the motifs as you work them so that you have two ends to weave in at the end of your project (or two ends per ball of yarn you use). Totally worth checking out, and it includes a DVD to show you exactly how to work her technique.
Project Kristin Cares:
If you know nothing about Kristin Omdahl before reading this review I am sure that the most important thing to know about her is how she gives back.
As a victim of domestic violence herself, Kristin Omdahl is committed both to helping other victims and shedding light on this frightening and often hidden crime in our society. Kristin has started a fund titled Project Kristin Cares to help others that have or are experiencing domestic violence.
Kristin, along with her books, patterns and yarn line, has started a body care line. Each month Kristin donates products from her body care line to shelters across the United States.
Every time you purchase a KO brand product you will be helping a person in need.
Judi Weingarden says
Hi! In fact ALL of the beautiful projects in this book use Join-As-You-Go Techniques! If you look at the cover, or read through the patterns you’ll see that clearly!