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Sewing With Knits

Kristin Omdahl has been designing knit and crochet garments for more than 10 years.  A familiar face to many, she appeared as the crochet expert on the PBS series Knitting Daily TV for 10 seasons.  She has already published 8 books and has been a contributing designer to many more (bibliography below).  Her patterns have been distributed in dozens of magazines, and her work consistently draws acclaim for being figure-flattering, well designed, and thoughtfully planned.  Passionate about design, Kristin often finds inspiration in nature. Her quirky fondness of mathematics and attraction to natural fibers make knitting and crochet heaven on earth for this talented designer.

Kristin’s brand now extends far beyond knit and crochet patterns.  She maintains a strong partnership with Eucalan, with whom she developed an all-natural delicate wash and all-natural perfume to add to their existing product line.   Wrapture, her signature Jasmine scent, is available directly from Eucalan (www.Eucalan.com/wrapture) and at many retailers.

Kristin’s first yarn line, Bamboo So Fine, was launched in 2014.  Milled, spun and hand-dyed in the United States, there are currently two yarns available for purchase directly from Kristin through her Etsy shop at Kristin's Etsy Shop.  

Be So Fine, a fingering weight yarn, is available in 6 saturated, tonal colors.  It is sold in huge 650-yard hanks.  Be So Sporty, the new sport-weight yarn, is currently available is 4 rich, tonal colors.  It is sold in extra-large 325-yard hanks.  All of these yarns can be seen in the Etsy shop.  

Another exciting addition to the Kristin Omdahl brand this year has been graphic design.  Kristin’s love of mathematics and nature can also be seen in her unique drawings, which have been turned into fabric and then made into bags by the talented team at Erin Lane Bags.  It is now possible to purchase Kristin’s beautiful drawings on a unique canvas that will never fade and can actually be used!  Three styles are currently available, more will be coming soon.  Turquoise Oasis Bags, Lavender Garden Bags, Raspberry Swirl Bags

In addition to her other creative passions, Kristin loves to cook and bake.  Her weekly newsletter usually features at least one fast, healthy, and delicious recipe – including pictures!  Someday, Kristin would love to write a cookbook.  She loves to experiment with recipes and different flavor combinations, and is especially fond of Mediterranean cooking: Italian, Lebanese, Moroccan and Greek. 

Kristin is a single mother who is learning (and loving) to be a tomboy with her adventurous son - camping, fishing, sports and whatever else he comes up with!

www.StyledByKristin.com is a perfect location to keep abreast of the exciting news as Kristin’s brand continues to expand.  There are lots of plans underway for the coming year – check back often, and sign up for Kristin’s weekly newsletter, so as not to miss out on the news as it happens!  Newsletter signup

Books by Kristin Omdahl include: Crochet So Lovely. Interweave Press, 2015; Beginners Guide to Knitting in the Round. Leisure Arts, 2014; Knitting Outside the Swatch. Interweave Press, 2014; A Finer Edge. Interweave Press, 2013; Seamless Crochet. Interweave Press, 2012; A Knitting Wrapsody. Interweave Press, 2011; Crochet So Fine. Interweave Press, 2010; and Wrapped In Crochet. Interweave Press, 2008.

Kristin's work has appeared in Interweave Crochet, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Vogue Knitting, plus books including Blueprint Crochet Sweaters. Interweave Press, 2012; Unexpected Afghans. Interweave Press, 2012; Crochet Gifts. Interweave Press, 2009; and Crochet Me. Interweave Press, 2007.