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Welcome to the online collection of books, DVDs, PDF patterns, luxurious yarn kits and handmade, one of a kind samples by knit and crochet designer Kristin Omdahl.

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Wednesday
Mar282007

Preview Fall 2007 Books from Interweave Press

Preview Fall 2007 Books from Interweave Press

Within the list of books and their release dates, you will find the long anticipated Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution by Kim Werker.  

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Click on the title to link to a page description of the book. One of the smaller images on the cover (the purple top) is my crochet design. I've only seen the cover art, but have heard the photography and layout are a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Interweave's description of Kim's manuscript includes words like revolution and renaissance. She writes about the historical and feminist contexts leading up to the crochet uprising? Really? That's cool. I'm really looking forward to reading the book.

 Kim Werker is the founder and creative director of the online magazine Crochet Me and the editor of Interweave Crochet Magazine, as well as the author of Get Hooked: SImple Steps to Crochet Cool Stuff and co-author of Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting.

Thursday
Mar222007

What a surprise!

While I was visiting one of the mega bookstores today, I walked over to the magazine section and picked up the Spring 07 Vogue - my designs and name were featured in both the Tilli Tomas ad and the Alpaca Yarn Company ad.

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Then, I looked at the Creative Knitting May07 issue, and it has one of my designs featured: The Casual Lace Tunic, (pg 26). The 211509-739215-thumbnail.jpgsleeveless, lace tunic is sized to fit 34" bust through 66" bust, in 5 sizes. A light weight yarn (fingering to dk weight) is recommended with US6 (4mm) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge: 16 sts/20 rows = 4 inches in blocked pattern.

Two kits will be offered for this project, available next week. Stay tuned for further details. 

Wednesday
Mar212007

New Kristin Pattern: Broomstick Lace Scarf or Wrap

211509-737260-thumbnail.jpgKristin's latest pattern is easy enough for an absolute beginner in crochet: Broomstick Lace. Its a fun technique, perfect for lacy fabric with lots of drape. The pattern includes the technique and instructions for a small scarf and a large wrap.

click here for Kristin's Broomstick Lace Pattern , available as a pdf file download

The sample scarf is worked with a K/10.5 crochet hook and a US50 knitting needle and a bulky mohair yarn. The sample shawl is worked with a dk weight yarn using a G/6 crochet hook and a US15 or US17 knitting needle. 211509-737280-thumbnail.jpg

This technique would be really pretty with many textured yarns, like ribbon, cords, cables or mohair. The long wraps accentuate the texture of the yarn.  

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