Designing LIVE with Kristin Omdahl on episode 557 of Create Share Inspire Podcast

Designing LIVE with Kristin Omdahl on episode 557 of Create Share Inspire Podcast

On Friday, March 13, 2020, I live stream broadcast my Create Share Inspire Podcast at the normal time of 9:00am but instead of doing a 30 minute video podcast from the beach, I was in my studio and sharing how I develop two different types of construction, two types of triple stranding yarn and how to custom make your own gradient color changing yarn, all while making the same identical knit hat LIVE on the air in real time, from start to finish.

Designing LIVE with Kristin Omdahl Part 1:

In the first segment, I talked about color theory with 28. colors of Be So Baby Yarn for samples. And I demonstrated on a white board how to develop gradient color changes with row gauge, finished project sizes, number of colors desired and a little math.

Designing LIVE with Kristin Omdahl Part 2:

Then in the second segment, I asked for the audience input as we chose colors: 2 color combinations for the custom gradient striped hat and 1 color for the solid color hat. I shared a special plying technique to triple strand the solid color hat with only 1 ball of yarn: chain plying (also called Navaho Knitting).

Designing LIVE with Kristin Omdahl Part 3:

In the third segment, I cast on the knitting in the round hat (with 1 color of yarn triple stranded with chain plying technique) and I cast on the knitting in rows hat (with 2 colors of yarn triple stranded for custom gradient color work) and alternated knitting both hats at the same time. By the end of the video, one of the hats is completed and assembled.

You can watch this video filled with many helpful tips here.

The live audience interaction was wonderful in this video. Lots of wonderful questions were asked from all over the world and I had the opportunity to answer them in real time.

The Create Share Inspire Podcast with Kristin Omdahl is always live and you can join me anytime on my YouTube Channel. Browse through all of the episodes in a Create Share Inspire Podcast playlist on my YouTube channel HERE.

You can also browse 1000s of knitting, crochet and how-to videos on. my YouTube Channel HERE.

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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 close to 1000 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!

Kristin donates a portion of every sale to her charity Project Kristin Cares, which supports survivors of domestic violence. Learn more at 


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