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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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Kristin is passionate about fiber arts and wants to share it with you. Welcome. Come in. Stay a while. Enjoy.

Thursday
Sep282006

The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques Available Now

1844481417.01._pe_pi_scmzzzzzzz_.jpgI had the opportunity to review a copy of the Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques, by Jan Eaton, yesterday. While I'm sure it appears as though I'm biased, because I contributed to the book, I do especially like the tutorial for broomstick crochet. I'm working on a new collection of designs using this technique, and found the tutorial to be most helpful. There are some tutorials for trims that are very interesting, too.

There is a gallery of crochet designs - and that is where my photo, name and website are listed (pg. 134 to be exact). There are a lot of beautiful, inspiring designs to look at.

Here is a link to my amazon store if you are interested in the book, or any other books I recommend from my library of knitting and crochet books and magazines: http://www.styledbykristin.com/books/ 

 

Thursday
Sep212006

Sneak Peek of Latest Design

211509-478723-thumbnail.jpgHere is a sneak preview of the lasted design I created for the Alpaca Yarn Company in their luxurious Paca de Seda yarn (80% alpaca, 20% silk). I made a sweater and matching shawl using two coordinating colors: #4001 Brass and #4911 Autumn Orchard. Autumn Orchard is a variegated colorway with forest green, sage green, deep red, chocolate, and gold.

211509-458561-thumbnail.jpgThe sweater is worked on US6 knitting needles and the gauge is 5 sts/6 rows = 1". The shawl is worked on US13 needles at a gauge of 2 sts/4 rows = 1".

As soon as the pattern becomes availalbe, you'll hear about it here first.

Coming soon - a couple of new pattern and kits for Paca de Seda, in both knit and crochet.  Specifically, we are working knit and crochet moebius patterns, capes and scarves.

Wednesday
Sep202006

Lets Go Shopping!

Are you looking for needles, hooks, notions, bags, organizers, or other accessories? At reasonable prices? Look no further. Consider our website your one-stop-shop for all of the gadgets, accessories and notions one might want or need to make the knitting and crocheting experience perfect.

Along the left side navigation bar, under Shop Online, you can click on Accessories & Notions. From there, you will find sub-categories for knitting needles (36" circulars, 8" double pointed, and sets); crochet hooks (Silvalume sets, acrylic sets, and rosewood individual hooks with gorgeous, carved finials); books; bags and organizers; and other notions and accessories (from ball winders, swifts, daylight lamps to stitch markers, tapestry needles, needle felting tool and mat, and much more).

I spent a lot of time carefully choosing the items in each of the categories. I chose items that I already own and love. If you have any questions about any of the merchandise, please do not hesitate to ask me.

www.styledbykristin.com may not be your only stop for knitting and crochet pleasures, but I want to be your first stop.