Kristin Omdahl Yarns featured in Margaret Hubert’s newest book, “One-Piece Knits”

Kristin Omdahl Yarns featured in Margaret Hubert’s newest book, “One-Piece Knits”

A while back I was thrilled when Margaret Hubert asked if I would contribute yarn for her newest book. Margaret and I have been friends for years! We traveled to the same yarn conventions and shows for many years and since I stopped traveling we have maintained a friendship online and over the phone. She has featured my yarns in several of her books. Check out Margaret’s profile on my Family of Designers Page. For “One-Piece Knits” she chose Be So Sporty Yarn in color Caribbean Turquoise and Be So Brave Yarn in Lincoln Lime. I was so intrigued by her choices and couldn’t wait to see what she was going to create with them. Keep in mind that you can also substitute Be So Sporty Yarn with other sport weight yarns I carry, including Be So Bare Yarn , Be So Fresh Yarn and Be So Serene Yarn. And you can substitute Be So Brave Yarn with other worsted weight yarns I carry, including Be So Bold Yarn and Be So Tender Yarn.

My advanced copy of “One-Piece Knits: Essential Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges for Seaters to Knit Top Down, Side Over and Back to Front” arrived in my mailbox. I was delighted to see the sweaters made in both Be So Sporty Yarn and Be So Brave Yarn. And once I had a chance to peruse the entire book, I was so impressed with what Margaret accomplished with this book.

The beautiful Cardigan with Lacy Interest Pattern is a top down raglan cardigan with lacey eyelets in the raglan increases and it has two lovely lace patterned panels mirrored in the lower sleeves and lower body. Delicate picot edging finishes the necklace and hems. Crocheted ties and buttons decorate the top of the front opening. The cardigan features Be So Sporty Yarn in color Caribbean Turquoise. The pattern is sized for 36 (38, 40, 42) finished chest sizes and uses 5 (6, 7, 8) balls. and a US 4 and 5 set of circular knitting needles. Sample shown is a size medium.

The Lacy Cardigan with Three-Quarter Sleeves Knit Pattern is a waist-length cardigan that is worked side-over (or cuff to cuff). The sweater features Be So Brave Yarn in color Lincoln Lime. The pattern is sized from XS to 3X and requires 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) hanks. You will also need US #5 and US #8 sets of circular knitting needles for this project.

Not only does “One-Piece Knits” have a variety of pattern styles for pullovers and cardigans, but it also has size ranges from children to women to men. And, it also has massive charting systems for customizing each sweater construction style for children, women and men sizes AND multiple weight yarns.

As a beginner knitter, you can follow the patterns for the designs shown in the book. But as an aspiring or budding designer, you can learn a lot about construction and sizing of garments with this book. I think this is an excellent resource book for your knitting library regardless of your skill level.

Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a copy of the book “One-Piece Knits” by Margaret Hubert. The winner will be notified and announced on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

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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!


47 thoughts on “Kristin Omdahl Yarns featured in Margaret Hubert’s newest book, “One-Piece Knits”

  1. Linda Dee says:

    I LOVE knitting one piece items and am so glad Ms. Hubert published a book on the subject with so much detail. It’s a ‘must have’ that will be added to my knitting/crocheting library.
    LindaDee of Illinois

  2. Cheryl says:

    I have never knitted a one piece garment. It would be a nice time to give it a try. The colors are beautiful!

  3. Sandra Pellerin says:

    OMG! These designs are gorgeous. I would love to learn how to make a one piece sweater. Please sign me up!

  4. Dianna Easton says:

    Hello! I have been looking for a reason to expand my knitting knowledge beyond the one stitch that I know! If I win this book I’ll have to learn more!! Thanks!! ~ Dianna

  5. Lisa says:

    Kristin, let me frist say, I am intrique, by your beauty, of creating garments to where, and your beauty of color of mixing thebdye colors in yarns are fablous to say the least, the feel and textures are very nice, I am in love with them, also your devotion to the oeople who follow you, your crocheters or knitter , your prodocast if great, love it, You are a true inspriation to people like me, who love to create things myself. I AM always looking for books and patterns . Thank you so much for the Inspriation to createand looking forward to start to knit this fall. Blessings Lisa Gattis.

  6. Cynthia Yero says:

    I think I will enjoy this book very much. One piece garments are easier to do for my short skills in knitting. Also need to get the Motif magic book. Love to crochet in small motifs that are so easy and portable.
    Please sign me up for the drawing ! Thank You.

  7. Debra Lea says:

    Margaret couldn’t have chosen better yarns, Kristen! Can’t wait to see a copy of the book (And Caribbean Turquoise is my favorite color, your know!) 🙂


  8. Marie Couey-Strobel says:

    I love designs that have a wide range of sizes. Being able to make these up in a variety of yarn weights is even better. The possibilities boggle the mind!

  9. Edith Smith says:

    This book looks great! I have several of Margaret’s crochet books, but I am beginning to knit now and would love to win this book.

  10. Sherry says:

    Love Margaret’s sweater in pic!
    Love both of y’alls designs & yarns!
    Salute Salute to all for Memorial Day <3

  11. Deb Bohan says:

    Although I still crochet occasionally I have recently learned how to knit and I am very much enjoying that process right now. I love love love Kristins yarns and I’m thrilled to see a book with knitted patterns that feature those yarns.

  12. Dawn Tenneson says:

    Love the cute sweater Margaret is wearing in the photo of you together! She is very sweet and talented.! Anxious to see her new book!

  13. Evelyn Tucci says:

    The book looks like a wonderful book for knitters. Just wanted to say
    "Good for you, Kristin!" and congrats on having your yarns featured in Margaret Huber’s new book.

  14. Marilyn says:

    This sounds like a really helpful book to figure out the correct size for a project. Thanks for sharing it!

  15. Sofia says:

    I crochet since 1970 but I have a problem to crochet cartigans. I think with write construction I will manage! I like that projects and I like to win the book . Kisses and hugs! ☺☺☺☺☺☺

  16. Julia says:

    Hi Kristin, I’ve been a follower of your work and channel for a long time and continue to learn a great deal from your creative insights. I hope to meet you in person some day. I did have the pleasure of meeting Margaret Hubert in person and she is just a delight. I would love to win her book, but if not, I do plan to purchase it along with your new book Motif Magic. Always wishing you the best. Julie

  17. Carol Evans says:

    I would love to win this book As a newbie it seems to be a great tool for learning some different techniques as well as beautiful patterns. Thank you for all you do.

  18. Susan Munroe says:

    Hi Kristin,
    I love all your books and yarns and this one looks like a great book to give me the confidence to actually create sweaters that I (and my giftees) can actually wear!
    Rock on girl!

  19. Myrna Alvarez says:

    Definitely knitting and crocheting is an art, it’s amazing how choosing the right colors and rhe right yarn creates such lovely pieces. They look gorgeous.

  20. Myrna S, Alvarez says:

    Knitting and crocheting is an art. It’s amazing how when choosing the right colors and yarns such amazing pieces can be created. Really like them. I already have the book in my shopping cart and definitely if I don’t win it I’ll buy it.

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