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Kristin's TWO Newest Crochet Patterns: Lace Maxi Dresses

Kristin's first design love when she was a little girl was dresses. She used to draw evening gowns for hours and hours and hours. Remember Fashion Plates? That was the first toy introducing fashion and design into Kristin's world. Shortly thereafter, she began sketching and designing on plain paper.

When she had her first sewing machine, around 17 yrs old, she used to make evening, cocktail and wedding gowns for her friends. She has designed a few dresses in crochet and knitting for magazines over the years, but now she is debuting two crochet lace maxi dresses for the KRISTIN collection of instant download patterns. 

The yarn used is Miss Bab's Kilimanjaro. Its a BFL wool that is exquisitely handdyed in whopping 1700+ skeins of yarn. Each of these maxi dresses is a ONE SKEIN project!! How awesome is that? You know they were blocked and washed in Wrapture. But once again, Wrapture never ceases to amaze me. It softened up the BFL like I have never seen. These dresses are so soft and feel wonderful on. I can't wait to wear them FOR REAL!

The slideshow video below shows each of the dresses in a variety of angles for you to see all the beautiful stitchwork and details. The patterns will be available on or before Friday, March 14, 2014. You can preorder either dress pattern HERE: Green or Red Crochet Lace Maxi Dress Pattern PRE-ORDER


How to Block a Crochet Scarf

I get asked all the time about blocking, laundering and proper care of my knit and crochet garments. While this first video is about washing and blocking a crochet scarf, all the information applies to a knitted garment as well!

If you have any questions, please leave them on the video comments!


New Knit & Crochet Patterns with Kristin at A Good Yarn Sarasota

Join Kristin at A Good Yarn Sarasota on Saturday, March 29, 2014 for two new knit and crochet classes.

Tunisian Wire Crochet Cuff Bracelet Class

This elegant and dramatic bracelet is very simple and quick to whip up. Follow along in my YouTube video for step by step video instruction, too! The bracelet and closure are all seamlessly crocheted in one continuous piece of gold wire.
1 session - 2 hours - 10 seats

Class Date: March 29
Taught By: Kristin Omdahl
Schedule: Saturday, March 29 - 10:30am-12:30pm
Materials: 1 spool 28 gauge wire
2.25 mm (B)
1 clasp
Pre-Requisites: Students should already be familiar with crochet
Pattern: This is a $0.99 pattern on Ravelry. Link Below:
Please come to class with pattern printed out.
Skills Taught:
Inventory Status: 10

Mia Brioche-Stitch Knit Scarf Class

Inspired by a walk along the beach, the feathery scallops on this scarf remind me of the layers of ripples created by wave after wave washing over the sand. I chose a brioche stitch for the base of the scarf because the prominent, raised ridges of stitches make a super-simple beginning for easily picking up stitches.
1 session - 2 hours - 10 seats Class Date: March 29
Taught By: Kristin Omdahl
Schedule: Saturday, March 29 - 1:30pm-3:30pm
Materials: US 6 - 4.0 mm Needle
1 ball Filatura Di Crosa Superior
1 ball Filatura Di Crosa Nirvana
180 yards of a sport weight yarn such as Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight, Alpaca Silk or Rowan's Wool Cotton.
Pre-Requisites: Students should be advance beginners.
Pattern: Available in Kristin's book Knitting Outside the Swatch. ($24.95)
Skills Taught:
Inventory Status: 10