Product Review: Kristin Omdahl’s Complements Collection 33


When I was asked to review Kristin Omdahl’s fabulous new creative offerings in the Complements Collection which features Bijou Basin Ranch yarn, I was thrilled. I love Kristin’s work.

So, let’s get to the Complements Collection.

First of all, note this is not a crochet booklet, it has both crochet and knit offerings. I am reviewing the crochet offerings (though all is lovely) because that is what I know and understand.

This is a booklet of accessories and they are simply lovely. Great stitch patterns, lovely yarn and a sense of style make any one of  the patterns perfect project work.
My favorite piece is the Camellia Shawl, the crochet sitch pattern is matched perfectly with the yak/nylon blend yarn.  The drape in this piece is stunning and the stitch pattern is interesting but not overwhelming. The project is labelled as intermediate and I would agree with that assessment, it’s something you have to pay attention to, but not so hard as to be all consuming.All of the patterns are beautifully written and feature charts of stitch patterns, always a great thing IMHO. (okay, who am I kidding? Humble? Nah, in my opinion these are fabulous.)The Tulip Teared Cowl is really a conversation piece!  I love the texture and I have to say I’m drooling at the thought of stitching up the Yak/Bamboo blend used to make this super cute cowl. 

The book offers, both crochet lovers and knitters, some fun and fabulous projects, and if you are bi-stitchural you have struck gold. Even then, you won’t feel left out, if your focus is crochet in your crafting. Kristin mirrors the projects and all of them have a striking similarity to each other regardless of how the loops are made.

The booklet is published by Bijou Basin Ranch  and you can purchase it as a Ravelry.com download for only $9.95

Oh and yeah, who wants to win a copy of this lovely booklet?  Leave me a comment below and tell me how much you want the book. I’ll draw the winner next Wednesday!


About Laurie A. Wheeler

Laurie A. Wheeler is a blogger, crochet addict, yarn designer and champion for independant artisans and crafters. She is also known as Fearless Leader of the Crochet Liberation Front.


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33 thoughts on “Product Review: Kristin Omdahl’s Complements Collection

  • Reply
    Beth D.

    OMG!!!! I would LOVE to win this book and make that Tulip Teared Cowl!!! It is sooo lovely and unique….and those blue fingerless mitts would make a wonderful companion to that shawl in a coordinating color!!!
    Love this site…Thanks Laurie!!!!!

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    Kristin Moran

    I adore Kristin’s patterns, her sense of style is impeccable! I first noticed her because we have the same first name (even the same spelling – there are a lot of ways people come up with to spell it), and I’ve followed her since because I love her creations.

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    Knittingdancer on Ravelry

    I love Kristin’s knitted shawl patterns in this book. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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    Rhondita95

    I’ve never had a chance to try one of Kristin’s patterns yet, but these look fabulous! I’d love the chance to try one of these with the two skeins I purchased about a month ago from Bijou Basin! Pick me, pick me! :)

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    Pam Newhart

    Pick me!! Pick me!! I would love to win the book! I love Kristins work and would have a grand time making the projects!

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    Natasha Dussard

    O..M…Goodness would I Looovvveee to win this book!!! The cowl showcased…simply amazing! Shows that just using an interesting stitch can make an item “pop”!!! I consider myself an intermediate hooker with the heart of a beginner. You know, the kind of beginner that gets so excited over all the new techniques, stitches & yarns to learn about! I get giddy like a lil kid at Christmas when I see books like this one shown! Ohh my, please pick me because my hands are itching to make that cowl, gloves & any other goodies in that book!! :)

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    meppybn

    I want, I want, I want!!! The tulip tiered cowl is my very favourite and just what I need to get my crochet mojo back!!

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    Joyce Armstrong

    Oooh, I love Kristen Omdahl’s work. I love her Seamless Crochet book. I hate weaving in ends.:-) I’ve had my eye on

    this book. I’d love to win this. thanks for the chance.

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    Stacey Hunter

    I have been admiring Kristin’s book since it was released! I love so many of the patterns! I especially love that it has patterns for both crochet and knit. I’m an avid crocheter but I’m learning to knit as well. I’d love to win this book so I can expand my skills. I spend my days crocheting and knitting- I need more patterns!

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    MarieAnge

    I’ve fallen in love with every single project in this book! I already have yarn picked out to make the shawls, the cowl, the sunflower mitts, scarf, etc…! Everything!!! I would give this book a much cherished place on my shelf if it ever makes it to the shelf! :)

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway! :)

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    Rebecca McNulty

    Kristin Omdahl is one of my favorite designers — I’d love to win a copy of this book!

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    Suzanne Deal-Fitzgerald

    Her work is a lot of fun, and even provides lots of places to do my “own thing.” I would love to win this.

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    Kirsten Anthony

    I love the cowl, and gauntlets look similar to something I made for myself years ago. I really love some of her other designs that I have seen as well and would enjoy owning one of her pattern books to play with.

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    Deidre

    I can only knit a little bit, but I am willing to learn JUST to make the gorgeous shawl on the cover!!! I love ripple/wave patterns and the bit of bright blue with the dark brown and white is lovely! All of Kristin’s patterns are beautiful!

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    Tori McFadden

    I would love to win this book. That shawl just looks YUMMY!!! Please? Please? Pleeeeeeeaaaaasssseeee?

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    Alice Sillis

    Wonderful designs! I can’t wait to make the cowl…I want the cover shawl…now. Another triumph by KO.

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    Rebecca

    Kristen’s booklet looks like it would be a nice addition to anyone’s library. I am as intrigued by the yak/bamboo yarn as I am the lovely designs.

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    Mary Steckel

    Wow! I would love to have a copy of this book. I am disabled and have started crocheting after several years of not being able to. Things have really changed/improved in the crochet world. I love looking through books for patterns, inspiration, and
    new techniques.

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    Keli

    I really would love to win this book. Most craft/book stores here in my country don’t have recent crochet books. Buying online, the shipment is actually the same price with buying the book. Please let me have it.