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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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Thursday
Nov022006

Kristin's Holiday Gift Guide 2006

Kristin's Holiday Gift Guide 2006


Are you looking for gorgeous, luxurious gifts to quickly make between now and the holidays? Or, do you need to find the perfect gift for someone who loves to knit or crochet?

Quick and Easy Patterns to Knit and Crochet

Click on any of the suggested patterns below to direct you to Kristin's Patterns

* Quick and Easy 1.2.3 Garter Alpaca Shawl Pattern
* Quick and Easy 1.2.3 Crochet Shawl Pattern
* Hippie Bag Pattern
* Hobo Bag Pattern
* Drop & Twist Poncho or Shawl Pattern
* Waves of Mohair Shawl or Poncho Pattern
* Drop Stitch Poncho or Shawl Pattern
* Reversible Scarf and Hat with Flower Alpaca Pattern
* Figure 8 Lace Scarf and Hat with Flower Alpaca Pattern
* Razor Shell Lace Scarf and Hat with Flower Alpaca Pattern

Kits for Knitters and Crocheters

Click on any of the suggested kits below to direct you to Kristin's Kits

* Flower Back Sweater
* Swag Sweater
* Crochet Bolero Sweater

* Alpaca Angel Crochet Shawl Kit
* Fireflowers Shawl and Shell Kit
* Whisper Shawl Kit
* Scalloped Faroese Lace Shawl Kit
* Rectangular Garter Lace Shawl Kit
* Flaming Hot Faroese Shawl Kit
* Half-Circle Six-Petal Shawl Kit
* Crochet Flower Shawl Kit

* Reversible Scarf and Hat with Flower Alpaca Kit
* Figure 8 Lace Scarf and Hat with Flower Alpaca Kit
* Razor Shell Lace Scarf and Hat with Flower Alpaca Kit
* Crochet Shawl with Boa Fringe and Tails Kit

Great Books for the Knitter or Crocheter

Click on any of the suggested books below to direct you to Kristin's Amazon Bookstore

* A Gathering of Lace, Meg Swansen
* Gossamer Webs, Galina
* Handknit Holidays, Melanie Falick
* Knitted Flowers, Nicky Epstein
* Knitting Around, Elizabeth Zimmerman
* Basic Crocheting: All the Skills and Tools you Need to Get Started
* Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet, Donna Kooler
* Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques, Jan Eaton
* Felted Crochet, Jan Davis
* Crochet Pattern a Day: 2007 Day to Day Calendar, Annie Modesitt
* Couture Crochet Workshop, Lily Chin
* Amazing Crochet Lace, Doris Chan
* Artic Lace, Donna Druchunas
* Knitting Loves Crochet, Candi Jensen
* Twist and Loop, Annie Modesitt
* Knitting Rules! The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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Sunday
Oct292006

New Knit and Crochet Techniques Added to the Glossaries

As I promised a while back, every time I use a new technique not already listed in my knit and crochet glossaries, I update this website feature.
For the Swag Sweater I just completed for Tilli Tomas, I used the tubular cast on technique, which also requires the use of the crochet chain cast on. So, both techniques have been added.

I just finished writing the pattern for a really cool crochet lace tunic that will be featured in Crochet! Magazine this summer, and it required the use of a 5-dtr cluster. I updated the crochet glossary to include this and a couple of other clusters, too.

I'm finishing up a lacy boatneck top for Cast On Magazine and used the picot cast on technique. This technique requires the use of cable cast on, too. Both techniques are new today. 

Check out the Crochet Glossary Here

Check out the Knitting Glossary Here

Thursday
Oct262006

Two New Kristin Patterns Available Now

 The Tilli Tomas Patterns by Kristin are now available for immediate download. Please click on the pattern title and it will link you to the pattern page. Thanks!

211509-523225-thumbnail.jpgSwag Sweater, Pattern# P06150

  • 2(2, 2, 3, 3, 4) balls Tilli Tomas Aspen Yarn (100% pure Australian Wool)
  • 2 balls Tilli Tomas Mogul Yarn for beaded swag trim
  • Sizes: 35(37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53), Actual Bust + 3” ease
  • Gauge: 4.5 sts/6 rows = 1" in stocking stitch

 

 

 

211509-523235-thumbnail.jpgFlower Back Sweater, Pattern# P06152 

  • 520(550, 600, 650, 700) yards dk weight yarn, sample shown in Tilli Tomas Pure & Simple
  • 2 balls of Rock Star for beaded silk flower motifs
  • Sizes: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40), actual bust, no ease
  • Gauge: 4.5 sts/5 rows = 1" in stocking stitch