Kristin Omdahl – KO – Be So Sporty Yarn Review

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April 25, 2017 by Robin @ Imperial Crochet

I just received my Kristin Omdahl Be So Sporty yarn and I was so excited that I had to head right over here to tell you all about it.

Be So Sporty is a 100% bamboo, hand dyed, sport weight yarn that is made in the USA and available in 17 gorgeous colors.  It’s sold  325 yards per 4 ounce skein.

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Kristin Omdahl Be So Sporty Yarn in Jaded Peacock

I chose the Jaded Peacock colorway which is a beautiful saturated-with-rich-color blue-green dark teal that really does remind me of a peacock I once knew.  Don’t ask.

Before I go on, I’d like to mention that, before this, I’ve only ever bought yarn at the big box craft stores and that Kristin’s KO yarn was a bit more expensive than I’d ever ventured to spend on a skein.  So… Although I’m not quite a yarn connoisseur; I do like using premium yarn and I think I can be a good judge when I say this yarn is absolutely worth your while and investment.

When I received my package, I sincerely felt like I’d gotten not only a special ball of yarn but also the undivided attention and gratitude of the person who sold it to me.  It really made my day!

To be honest, I felt pampered.  Let me tell you why.

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Kristin Omdahl Out of the Bag

The yarn comes wrapped in a gold mesh bag and with it comes a sample packet of Jasmine Wrapture by Kristin Omdahl which is a no-rinse delicate soap to be used when hand-washing your finished item.  It smells amazing and according to the site, my already silky bamboo yarn will become even more silky and drapier after it’s been hand washed. So, win-win.

I also received an adorable little tape measure, a handwritten thank you note, and a little packet of Florida sunshine… okay it wasn’t actual sunshine but it was a bag of candy in the flavors of Kristin’s favorite Florida produce… which I thought was a very nice touch.

I LOVE this yarn and although I didn’t make anything with it yet, I played around with it a bit just to see how it felt on my crochet hook and it truly slid like butter.  It frogged easily too!

I’m planning to make a light and lacy summer scarf with mine.  I’ll be sure to share photos of the finished product when I’m done.

In the meantime, visit the Kristin Omdahl site to learn more about her yarn, find hundreds of free patterns, and learn about her cause, Project Kristin CaresA portion of the proceeds from all KO sales goes toward Project Kristin Cares which helps victims of domestic violence.

P.S. I am in no way affiliated with Kristin Omdahl or her brand and I was not paid or compensated in any way to say anything about this yarn.  However, I am planning to share this post on social media as a way to enter a contest where I can (hopefully) win more of this luscious yarn which I think I’ve already become addicted to. Wish me luck!

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10 thoughts on “Kristin Omdahl – KO – Be So Sporty Yarn Review

  1. I love premium yarn but I never buy it. I’ve been gifted expensive yarn on occasion but I’m always afraid to use it. It sits waiting for the perfect project. I KNOW it makes a difference to use that nice yarn and I still can’t do it! I can’t wait to see what you do with it. 🙂

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  2. […] I don’t usually “Press” blog posts but my best friend just started a crocheting blog (check her out if you love to crochet at Imperial Crochet) and she just ordered the Be So Sporty yarn from Kristin Omdahl and it came with Yarn Soap! How cool is that? She got a sample packet of Jasmine Wrapture which is a no-rinse delicate soap that you use when hand-washing your finished item. You can read Robin’s blog post here. […]

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  3. Tami says:

    That really looks like some beautiful yarn! I would also be scared to use it on anything!! What amazing customer service! I wish that Michael’s would at least give me a coupon or something for all the money I spend there!!! Can’t wait to see what you make with this!! 😀

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    • Robin says:

      It is really pretty! And yes, I agree, these craft stores could go a little further in showing us yarn hoarders some appreciation. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Tami!

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  4. […] I broke into the good yarn. (The Kristin Omdahl KO yarn that I talked about yesterday.)  I’m going slow and frogging any mistakes as soon as they happen.  Or as soon as I notice […]

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  5. Most of my knitting has used big-box yarn up until recently, so I also admit to being new to the premium yarn scene! The variety of fibres and colours that the better yarn shops carry has me coming back. Plus, the wonderful personal touches in your delivery are absolutely priceless (candy!). Also, I just finished a project with a bamboo-blend, and it’s exactly like you write: that stuff is sooo smooth! Wonderful post. 🙂

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