Be So Brave Yarn for Charity Knit & Crochet Projects

When researching colors for the palette for Be So Brave Yarn I took into consideration several factors: color trends, complementary hues and awareness ribbon colors for charities. Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the awareness ribbon color is pink. Flamingo color way is a bright and cheerful raspberry sorbet. One hank is plenty for a hat, two for a scarf or a cowl. It's worsted weight American Merino wool, soft and super lofty. And, it is 100% Made in the USA.

Down below, I have a list of all kinds of other charities and their respective awareness ribbon colors for your information.

xoxo, Kristin

Picket Fence: (white)
Adoptee, Adoption, Anti-Child Pornography, Anti-Pornography, Anti-War, Blindness, Bone Cancer, Bone Disease, Child exploitation, Child Sexual Abuse/Assault, Community Support, Congenital Cataracts, Elderly Affairs, Hernia, Holocaust Remembrance, Hope & Support, Innocence, Multiple Hereditary Exostoses, Molestation Survivor, On-line Sexual Predator Awareness & Internet Safety, Osteoporosis, Peace, Postpartum Depression, Retinoblastoma, Right to Life, Safe Motherhood, Salvation Army, Scoliosis, Stalking, Student Sexual Abuse, Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Victims of Terrorism

Picket Fence (cream)
Degenerative Disc Disease, Paralysis, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spinal Disorders and Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Lincoln Lime: (lime green)
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Gastroschisis, Lyme Disease, Lymphoma (alt red), Muscular Dystrophy, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (Lymph Node Cancer), Sandhoff Disease, Spinal Cord Injuries.

Flamingo: (pink)
Breast Cancer, Birth Parents & Nursing Mothers

Huckleberry Pie: (purple)
Cape Cod Bay:ADD, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Animal Abuse, Anit-Violence, Arnold Chiari Malformation (alt teal), Chronic Pain, Colitis (alt blue), Crohn’s Disease (alt blue), Cystic Fibrosis, Domestic Violence (Alt Teal & Purple), Epilepsy (alt Lavender), Fibromyalgia (alt Cranberry), Fibromyalgia in Men, Harmony, Homelessness, Leimyosarcoma, Lupus (alt orange), Macular Degeneration, Mesh Survivor, Mucolididoses, Neuropathy Awareness, No Unattended kids in Cars, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis (Chronic), Religious Tolerance, Rett Syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Sjorgren's Syndrome, Thyroid Cancer (alt specific ribbon) and Victims of 9/11.

Plymouth Rock: (grey)
Allergies, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Aphasia, Asthma, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumors, Diabetes & Mental illness (Borderline Personality Disorder)

Waves of Grain: (amber)
Appendix cancer
Waves of Grain: (brown)
Anti-Tobacco, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Familial Polyposis, Tobacco Awareness

Orangesicle: (orange)
Agent Orange, Cultural Diversity, Hunger, Leukemia (alt green), Lupus (alt purple), Melanoma (alt black), Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma), Motorcycle Safety, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Racial Tolerance, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, Self Injury, Sensory Processing Disorder, Spinal Cancer & Prader-Willi Syndrome.

American Beauty: (red)
AIDS/HIV, Aplastic Anemia, Aperts Syndrome, Blood Cancers and Disorders, Bronchiolitis Obliterans (BOS), Burn Victims, Cardiovascular Disease, Congenital Heart Defects (alt red & blue), Congenital Heart Disease (alt red & blue), Congestive Heart Failure, Courage and Inspiration, DARE, Diamond Blackfan Anemia, Driving under the Influence, Dysautonomia,Epidermolysis Bellosa, Evans Syndrome, Factor XI Deficiency, Heart Disease, Hemophilia, High Blood Pressure, Huffing, Hypertension, Inhalant Abuse, Long Q-T Syndrome, Love, Lymphoma (alt lime), MADD, Marfan Syndrome, Poland Syndrome, Project Red Flag, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Sniffing Abuse, Stroke, Substance Abuse, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Tuberculosis, Von Willebrand's Disease, Wegener's Granulomatosis and Wolf-Parkinson-White.

Shining Seas: (blue)
Alopecia, Anal Cancer (Alt), Ankylosing Spondylitis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Anti-Bullying, Apraxia, Arthritis, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Child Abuse, Children’s Healthy Weight, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis (alt purple), Colon Cancer (alt brown), Colorectal Cancer (alt brown), Crime Victim's Rights, Crohn's Disease (alt purple), Cru du Chat Syndrome, Drowning Awareness, Dysautonomia, Dystonia, Drunk Driving, Education, Epstein-Barr Virus, Erb's Palsy, Familial Polyposis (alt brown), Free Speech, Foster Care Awareness, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Hydrocephalus (US), Huntington's Disease, Hurricanes, Hystiocytosis, Ichthyosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Juvenile Arthritis, Krabbes Disease, Langerhans Cell Hystiocytosis, Leukodystrophies, ME/ CFIDS, Myositis, Police Lost in Line of Duty, Prevent School Violence, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (IO), Pompe Disease (also denim blue), Restless Legs Syndrome, Steven Johnson Syndrome, Teens against Smoking, Transverse Myelitis, Victim's Rights, Victims of Hurricane Katrina, Save the Music, Water accidents, Water Quality, Water Safety

Everglades: - (Jade) - Hepatitis

Be So Sporty Yarn's First Baby Collection

Bamboo yarn is such a great option for baby projects because it is anti-microbial, hypoallergenic, machine washable and incredibly soft! Sport weight yarn is ideal for many baby patterns, including this layette set designed specifically for Be So Sporty Yarn.

Each pattern has a tutorial video to follow along as you are making that part of the layette. The baby bootie download pattern and YouTube video released first. Next up will be a matching newborn hat, then a sweater and finally a blanket.

I learned to knit and crochet while pregnant with my son, 15 years ago. It is such a nice homage to my beginning to make layette sets again. I only wish I had Be So Sporty Yarn way back then. This is such a great yarn for baby layette projects. You'll have the best gift at any shower.

Be So Brave Yarn Fall 2016 Knit and Crochet Pattern Collection

Be So Brave Yarn is the newest addition to Kristin Omdahl Yarns. It is completely made in the USA from 100% pure American Merino Wool. It is a #4 medium, worsted weight yarn and comes in 120 yd (109m) 2oz (56g) hanks. The color palette is 11 rich, saturated colors inspired by American culture.

The first pattern collection, Fall 2016 Knit & Crochet Patterns, offers a variety of hats, cowls and scarfs that are interesting and deceptively simple. Learn how to work slip stitch mosiac knitting in the round, or twist a crochet cowl into an infinity loop scarf. Learn how to add surface embellishment to a crochet hat without seaming. And check out Kristin's YouTube Channel for many tutorial videos to help you make these adorable projects! And check out the yarn kits here: Be So Brave Yarn Kits

Free winding is always available for all of Kristin Omdahl Yarns, including Be So Brave Yarn. And, a portion of every sale of Kristin Omdahl Brand products benefit domestic violence survivors through Kristin's charity Project Kristin Cares.



As the summer winds down to a close, I thought what better way to celebrate our summertime memories than with a sale?
I slashed the prices of all of my books, all of the GLOW skincare products and selected yarns!

You can shop for anything you want, but if you want to see the filter of just what's discounted, click here: END OF SUMMER SALE

After Labor Day I will be launching all the patterns and kits for Be So Brave Yarn! Can't wait to show you all the pretties :)

xoxo, Kristin