Be So Fresh Yarn: the newest addition to Kristin Omdahl Yarns

Be So Fresh Yarn: the newest addition to Kristin Omdahl Yarns

Be So Fresh Yarn is a sport weight, wet spun, flax linen. It is sold in 4oz hanks of 300 yards each, and wound into a center pull ball at no additional charge. Be So Fresh Yarn is sold in 3 colors: a neutral Sand Dollar, a crisp Foam and a saturated Night.

Historically, linen is one of the first fibers that people made into string and cloth. Linen derives from the flax plant, which originated in the Mediterranean ‘Fertile Crescent” part of the world. Flax is a tall, reed-like plant, with long fibers, which makes it easy to spin. Linen yarn is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant, one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history. Cultivating plants is what helped humans evolve from hunters and gatherers to farmers.

Linen is so durable, it is even used in paper money to increase the strength! It is an incredibly durable fiber. It is stiff at first, but with use, wear and laundering, over time it becomes softer and softer. Linen garments and fabrics become heirlooms. I love linen yarn for market bags, home decor, place mats, summer sweaters, tank tops, lace skirts and dresses. And I could go on and on…

The weight and yardage of Be So Fresh Yarn is comparable to both Be So Serene Yarn and Be So Sporty Yarn and therefore Be So Fresh Yarn could easily be substituted for those patterns. The best advice for substituting yarn is to always make a swatch and measure the gauge after blocking. Due to the fact that all three of the sport weight yarns are made of different fibers, they will all react to water differently. Also, when shopping for patterns in general, this is a #2 fine, sport weight yarn with a suggested needle and hook size and gauge range as follows:

Suggested knitting gauge in stockinette:
23 – 26 sts per 4 inches
Suggested knitting needle sizes:
US 3 – 5 (3.25 – 3.75mm)
Larger needles can be used for blocked lacework

Suggested crochet gauge:
16 – 20 sts per 4 inches
Suggested crochet hook sizes: E/4 to H/8 (3.5 – 5mm)

As with all of Kristin Omdahl Yarns, a portion of every sale supports Project Kristin Cares, a charity dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence.

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I would love to see your creations. Just as much fun as making these myself is the satisfaction I get from seeing my designs come to life and other crochet fans wearing them too. There are now 2 ways you can share what you have done!

  • Share yours by joining  Create. Share. Inspire on Facebook where you can interact with me as well as many other members who have a love of knitting and crochet just like you! It is a wonderful and safe place to share your photos of finished projects in my knitting or crochet patterns or yarns, and to see what others are making, too.
  • I have recently added a wonderful new interactive section to the website which I invite you to take part in, it has been a smashing success and such fun so far. It is the new “Share Your Project” section. You, my creators, can upload images and descriptions of your creations to share with the ever growing community! To upload simply click here. 

Additionally, I host a livestreaming podcast weekday on my YouTube Channel called Create Share Inspire Podcast. You can join the audience and even ask me questions LIVE! I often do a show and tell, or quick demo and I always interact with the live audience. It is a lot of fun!

You can browse through over 800 previously recorded episodes HERECreate Share Inspire Podcast Playlist . Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get reminders when the next episode airs LIVE.

I look forward to seeing what you create!


4 thoughts on “Be So Fresh Yarn: the newest addition to Kristin Omdahl Yarns

  1. Nena Ahalt says:

    I have been trying to place an order for the floppy sun hat and be so fresh yarn sand dollar color to no avail. If it’s not available when will it be in stock? Or what is the substitute?
    I would buy a kit if it were available.

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