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Laura Bryant Talks Color, PLUS A Knitter's Guide to Color DVD Giveaway!

Apr 10, 2011

Laura Bryant is a knitwear designer, author, and yarn company owner. You've seen her on Knitting Daily TV many times, sharing her knowledge on a variety of knitting techniques. She studied color in college at the University of Michigan and has used that expertise in color, combined with her love of fiber, to establish Prism Arts, Inc. Recently Laura taped a series of workshop DVDs to explain in-depth her color theories and how they could pertain to knitting and other fiber arts. If you haven't seen the preview for her new DVD, A Knitter's Guide to Color, you can watch it here:

A note from Knitting Daily TV's Associate Producer, Annie Hartman Bakken:

I can't stress enough how much you'll learn from Laura's A Knitter's Guide to Color DVD! Even if you feel like you have a good sense of color and wouldn't venture into uncharted waters when it came to color combinations, because you know what looks good based on putting yarns next to each other when planning your knitwear color designs, this DVD will bring a whole new view of color into your work--you don't know what you're missing. 

I took a color class in college, cutting up bits of Color-Aid paper and pasting them on top of another, next to each other, spending hours on end training my eye to pick up on color theory. . . the "ah-ha" moment of grasping color is something i will never forget. That color class was my favorite college course because of the severity of that moment, and now I see colors differently.

With Laura's DVD, you won't have to sign up for a class on color theory and spend the time I did on training your eye. You'll learn how color reacts when combined with other colors, based on weight, based on color value. This DVD goes far beyond the color wheel, so don't expect to learn about complimentary colors. Instead, you'll walk away with a sincere approach to color that will broaden your knowledge and allow you to explore color options in knitting to create visually appealing, stunning works of art.

Here are some great tips for learning more about color with Laura's DVD:

--Pause the workshop, walk away from the television. Training your eye to see colors is not easy. The more committed you are to really looking at color, the more you'll get out of the video. When you pause the workshop and walk away from the television, take a moment to look at the colors from across the room. Training your eye to pick up on color values and weights from a variety of distances will only increase your knowledge. Think of it this way, when you have two colors next to each other, say a neon orange and a neon pink, from a distance you won't be able to decipher the line of intersection of the colors if they're of the same weight. Now, combine that neon orange with a pale, mint green. I bet you could see the distinct place where you changed colors, even from a great distance. 

--Use Color-Aid paper. The colored paper that Laura uses in the video is available for purchase at many art stores, even online at shop.knittingdaily.com. You can cut up this paper, use it over and over again, and continuously come up with color combinations that you'd never thought of before with the wide variety of options in one package of paper. Instead of walking into a yarn store and holding up skeins of yarn next to one another, you can walk into your LYS with a plan in mind. You may be surprised with what you walk out with!

--Watch the video on your computer, your old television, and even your plasma big-screen. Colors look different on different screens. If you have one of those old television with an antenna, the colors seen in the video may be a little "off." This doesn't mean you won't learn about values, weights, color combinations. Now, watch the same video on your new laptop, and the colors will be way more lively and "correct." This exercise, although it may sound silly, is actually a great way to train your eye. Your brain will automatically tell you what color you're looking at, or supposed to be looking at, and you'll ignore the weight and value your eye picks up on. Discovering this difference and relying on what you see, not what you think you see, is just one step in mastering color theory.   

GIVEAWAY!
Laura's A Knitter's Guide to Color DVD is now available, and we're giving away a DVD to two lucky winners that wants to take the challenge of training their eyes to see color in a whole new way. Simply comment on this post before noon Mountain Time on Monday, April 18th, when we'll randomly select two names and send you a free copy of Laura's DVD. Tell us why you want to learn more about color, or what unique color combinations you've used in your knitwear already. Share what unexpected color combinations you think would work, you're excited to try. And, if you've already seen Laura's workshop DVD, tell us what you think, share something you learned.  

You don't get "WOW!" by doing the expected!


Laura Bryant is a regular guest on Knitting Daily TV, sharing designs, tips and techniques for knitting to fit your shape, and more. On series 600 of Knitting Daily TV, she and Barry Klein join up to share information on knitted gauge, how to modify your pattern for any yarn or stitch pattern, and even how to modify your neckline. You can see Laura and Barry and watch their series 600 segments in our video gallery. Or, watch Laura and Barry on DVD--Knitting Daily TV is available for purchase here.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Knitting Daily TV is an exciting needle crafts how-to program on public television covering everything from knitting and crochet to stitching, felting, and spinning. The show guides viewers in learning to make fun yet smart one-of-a-kind designs using the latest products in yarn and fiber. Download free patterns, meet trendsetting knit and crochet designers, and improve or learn new skills and techniques.

Click here to find the PBS station nearest you airing the program. (You can enter your zip code or click "view all schedules/get listings" to see all the cities that air the show and when.)

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This post was sponsored by Prism Arts, Inc. Visit their website for more about the yarns seen in Laura's video, free colorful knitwear patterns, and more.


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bubeh wrote
on Jun 17, 2011 1:50 PM

Very exciting.  I tend to use color too safely, using mostly monochromes.  I need to put some inventiveness into my colorwork.

on May 15, 2011 9:38 AM

All fiberholics should watch this DVD.  "A Knitter's Guide to Color" is excellent!!!  I am a huge fan of Laura Bryant.     My eyes have been reopened to the harmony of colors and the way you can incorporate "color stories" into your work.  Fabulous!!!

EllenD wrote
on Apr 22, 2011 4:36 PM

complementary colors

(or, one color meets another in the street.  She says to the other color, "Say, nice shade today!" to which the other color replies, "Your hue is looking mighty fine, too!"  These are complimentary colors.)

MegM@7 wrote
on Apr 19, 2011 10:54 AM

I'd love to improve my use of color and I think the DVD will really help.  Thanks for giving them away!

rblakeney wrote
on Apr 18, 2011 6:30 PM

I plan to start designing, so I need to learn about color!  :)

rosej7778 wrote
on Apr 18, 2011 12:04 PM

I'm so color challenged~I really need to win this DVD!

rosej7778 wrote
on Apr 18, 2011 12:02 PM

I am so color challenged~I really need this!!

AnnieB wrote
on Apr 18, 2011 12:01 PM

Thank you all for your comments. I will randomly be choosing the winners today and contacting them directly for their contact information to receive their DVDs. Please feel free to continue to leave comments, we love to read them! Thanks! -Annie

bauerle wrote
on Apr 18, 2011 9:07 AM

I'm going to have to get the DVD because we don't have KDTV here in southeaster PA.  (My post looks like alphabet soup with all those acronyms!)

Marie@17 wrote
on Apr 18, 2011 8:41 AM

Ohhh... I hope I'm not to late! Please enter me into the giveaway!

jimena2 wrote
on Apr 18, 2011 8:39 AM

I really want to win, I love the video preview!

thanks

AjunCajun wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 10:20 PM

I've always wanted to try Fair Isle, but selecting my own colors has made me hesitate.  I believe this DVD will help me make the right color [value] choices.   There are so many bonuses this DVD will bring to my knitting skills, but I I'll keep it short and name one.   I'll get my stash organized in a more eye appealing way, thereby making it a more productive stash!

knit_fiend wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 9:46 PM

Wow, can't wait to check out the DVD - I'm horrible about color combining. I can only trust myself to mix shades of the same color. It'd be great to be able to be more adventurous with confidence!

Mariaeb wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 6:38 PM

What an incredible lesson!

MimiD@3 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 5:34 PM

I'd love to learn more about how Laura looks at color and puts it to use, as well as tips for how to develop my own color sense for knitting, spinning, and other crafts,

PeggyR@3 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 5:30 PM

I'm not sure if my other comment took, because I didn't see it posted.  I love to work with color, when the pattern can be tweaked to accept it.  I've made a sweater in black and red, and one in purple and lavender.  I found a pattern for a shawl that I'd like to make in mauve and pearl grey.  I also plan on designing my own cardigan in black and bright pink.  The yarn called out to me, and I can't find a pattern that I like to fit the bill.  I've always wanted to try my hand at designing a sweater anyway.  Playing with color, as well as design, always adds a new dimension to clothing, as well as other items.

PeggyR@3 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 5:15 PM

I have a sweater that I knit in red and black, and just found a pattern for a shawl that I would love to do in mauve and pearl grey.   I also have an idea for a cardigan sweater that I'd like to design for myself in black and a bright pink.  This will be the first time I'm attempting to design my own sweater, but the yarn called out to me, and I haven't found the pattern that I'm looking for.  I love to play with color, as well as work with solids, but sometimes there are colors that scream out for a mate.

misskitty101 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 4:07 PM

The article is definitely right. Learning to see color is a skill like any other that you need to practice.

on Apr 17, 2011 3:39 PM

Working with color makes me nervous.  I often have no idea what the colors in my projects will look like until I have a good portion of it knit up.  This frustrates me because I love working with fun colors.  Laura Bryant has a deep and broad understanding of color that I am very interested in learning from.  I know that anything I might learn from her would revolutionize both my understanding of color and the way I approach projects.

Cmm760 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 3:18 PM

Often, I seek help from others when choosing colors, especially when I want to combine them.  I'm not 'good' or confident enough to make my own decisions. When I do mix colors, I don't think I've yet achieved that "wow" factor!  I'm so ready to learn more about color.

SusanM@211 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 3:09 PM

I would love to have Laura's DVD.  I love bright colors and would love to learn how to put them together.  I may even love the more subtle colors by learning from her.

bosley384 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 2:52 PM

It would be nice to learn how to use colors from the winter, spring and summer palettes with my fall colors.  Something that would "work" and enhance my normal color spectrum.

shore2808 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 2:45 PM

When a mixture of color is all together, it is so beautiful, so alive. It also makes me feel good.  I get lost in the beauty of time. It makes me want to knit more and forget everything else.

Carneyes wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 2:26 PM

Would love to own a copy of this DVD.  Sound wonderful.

cableneedle wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 1:19 PM

The teaser is great!  I just have to see the rest of the video -- and really learn to combine colors in more creative ways. I love lots of colors but have a tendency to use the same colors over and over and in the same ways. I want to learn how to WOW....   I have to admit that I hope I win the video.

janquito wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 1:16 PM

I know these DVD's would give me a world of good since I am not good at using color. It just isn't something I've been good at doing. I want WOW not the norm!

stefq wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 12:42 PM

I love to use color in my knitting (and other crafting)  and would like to branch out a little more and plan a color scheme, instead of picking one out at the LYS.

GraceT@5 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 12:30 PM

The exercizes sound like such a good eye-train.  We do not have the TV program in my area so I rely on DVDs and other instructors.  What a great program!

demie wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 11:40 AM

Color is so important when knitting a project.  I have picked the wrong color combination before.  Laura's DVD would help me out a lot. Thanks Laura for giving me a couple of good ideas on this blog.

Maryann@612 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 11:17 AM

.. I'm just overwhelmed with all the possibilities when trying to "design" my own color combos ... this could be a HUGE Help!

KimW@26 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 10:27 AM

I need to look at color in a different way, I feel that I am not only color challenged but not able to think "out of the box" in combining colors. This DVD could open up a whole new outlook to me.

ChrisH@26 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 9:57 AM

Colour can make or break the success and wearability of a knitted garment or accessory.

With all the time, effort and money spent on making a quality knit item, being able to successfully choose colour makes the process more gratifying.  There is nothing worse than finishing a project and realizing that the colour is unsuitable!

The colour DVD would help me choose the best colours and shades when matching a yarn to a particular projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

Vielle wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 9:53 AM

This DVD sounds like a great opportunity to get away from all the "safe" color combinations and try something a little bolder.

dananap wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 9:44 AM

I learned to knit so that I could play with color.  Thanks Laura, for all you've taught.

Sweetside wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 9:14 AM

I apologize, I wrote Lane Bryant and it should read Laura Bryant. Apologizes. Tami H.

Sweetside wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 9:13 AM

I am a total newbie knitter at doing color work. I would love to receive this color dvd by Lane Bryant ! That would be fantastic. Thanks :)

blau wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 9:06 AM

I'm always amazed at how knitwear designers can put together different colours that work and look great.  I'd love to learn how to do this.  I have always played it safe with colour combos and would be absolutely delighted to learn how to be more adventurous.

Pooka15 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 9:01 AM

This sounds wonderful.  I find I am in a color rut.  I love other color combo's but I always seem to choose the same one.  In my knitting group you can usually know who knitted an item by the color.  We seem to all choose that one combination that we are comfortable with.  It is time to add some "wow".

LoriR@10 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 8:13 AM

That is just it; I haven't done too much with color experimentation but would LOVE to learn more about it. I am usually more inclined to use yarns that change colors for me; and generally try to pick ones that are hand-dyed or have unusual combinations. I was a fashion merchandising major in college and took a class on design elements to include a whole segment on color (deciphering it and creating it). We learned to make a color wheel using the basic 3-colors; from there we studied all about the color combinations (complimentary, split complimentary, monochromatic,...); along with tints & shades. As you can see I am familiar with basic color usage; I'd be delighted to WIN Laura's DVD so I can expand on my knowledge and learn to use my yarns in new more exciting ways!!

Thank You for this great opportunity!! :)

Lori

LindaK@13 wrote
on Apr 17, 2011 6:32 AM

I have always been color challenged so I let the yarn designers do my work.

on Apr 17, 2011 4:37 AM

Having guidance on better color selections will be most helpful as it is really step 1 in any project.

KarenW@52 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 11:34 PM

Color is a topic I keep trying to learn, but never seem to grasp...

Diana@19 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 9:33 PM

I love color.  I'm the one the people look at my mess of yarn at beginning and say "that won't work".  I just bought some mohair after seeing a segment with Laura and am gong to use it with some lace yarn i've had sitting around.  Black, purple, peach and pink.  It's going to be a great Florida sweater. Thanks for the inspiration!  

Mariaeb wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 8:31 PM

What an incredible lesson!

GairE wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 7:46 PM

Love color!! Love yarn!! And would LOVE to have the DVD!! How great it would be to be able to succeed at selecting yarns with the colors that will transform patterns into stand-out designs.

Cynthiajean wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 6:22 PM

I would love to win the new DVD workshop on colors. I knit and do beadwork as  well, and I love playing with colors; would love it even more if I really understood it better!

I learn something new from Knitting Daily every time I look, and it makes my fingers itch to be flying!

Enyalie wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 6:21 PM

Thanks for sharing this, this DVD looks brimful of great information!  

ZoeD wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 6:08 PM

I love dyeing fleece and yarn. With Laura's DVD I hope to better plan projects and expand my color combinations when I knit and crochet. I am ready to be brave and try new colors.

Laura wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 5:40 PM

I would love to win this DVD. Thanks for the opportunity!

PamHeinecke wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 5:25 PM

I learn so much from these articles and the TV show. Keep on keeping on

ergoni wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 5:01 PM

I'd like to move beyond color blocks to something a bit more "mixed up".

Julknits wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 4:56 PM

I would love to learn more about color and how to combine color.  I feel that I always choose the same few colors.   I see unexpected color combinations that others have chosen that look stunning andI would like to be able to do the same.

TinaMKirk@2 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 3:39 PM

I'm lousy at choosing colors on my own.  I usually find a piece of fabric with a color I like in it, then use the other colors in the design to help me find colors that "go" with it.  I'd love to have some confidence in my own ability to match up colors.

canuckeh wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 3:35 PM

I would love a copy of Laura Bryants's color dvd to learn the tricks of using color to make your design pop. We've seen plenty of sweaters that seem drab, but are blown away with the one with the unexpected color combination.

KathyR@55 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 3:29 PM

I tend to stay with "safe" colour combinations and often end up with shades of the same colour.  Boring!  Either that, or I go to the other extreme and use heaps of contrast - a soft blue-violet with a bright pink trim for example.  It did look good, in the end, once I got the amount of trim right, but there must be a better way!

KaraleeH wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 3:07 PM

I'd love to learn more about color because I often find myself with lots of single skeins of yarn that I'd like to be able to combine to make a larger project - but I'm never sure which colors will go together well. It sounds like this DVD would be really helpful.

on Apr 16, 2011 3:05 PM

I attended Laura's workshop in Naples Florida, I could really use this DVD to hlep; me with everything she presented. I use a lot of her yarn and want to continue making beautiful knits

on Apr 16, 2011 3:03 PM

I hope I win this DVD. I attended a workshop with Laura in Naples Florida. I use her yarn all the time. Having the DVD would really help me, along with the two books that she wrote that I already refer to

poindextra wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 2:49 PM

I've got such a hard time with colors - I think this could really help me.

Monica@25 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 2:38 PM

I am definitely color challenged, so this DVD would be a great help to me.

tcork wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 2:36 PM

I would love to be free enough not to rely on the compatible color ways of a single company.  Plus, how fun does this DVD sound?  A program about color?  Bring it on!! :)

on Apr 16, 2011 2:15 PM

I would love to learn how to match colors in my projects.

grneyz wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 2:04 PM

I love turqouise and yellow together. I have since I had pop=beads as a child.

JanetL@23 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 2:03 PM

Having so much yarn,  just thinking of  the possibilities of Many spectacular projects is endless and soooooooooooooo exciting.  This will be a DVD that will be a Must Have!  Thanks Laura

JulieC@7 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 1:58 PM

I can't wait to learn more about mixing colors.  My first try at it was a bit bright, but this is definitely on my list of things to learn to do.

cashgorad wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 1:56 PM

i love working with color in my knitting.  i've done fair isle, duplicate stitch & even taken a class in Bohus.  the next technique on my list to tackle is intarsia where the little i've tried colors seem to work differently so Laura's dvd would be big help to me here.

Pat2010 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 1:09 PM

I've just started knitting and still find it difficult to visualize how colors will look together.  Looks like this DVD would be a great help to me.

Angie@70 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 1:05 PM

This would be a great refresher course for me.  I recently created a handbag in a mustard yellow, and lined it with a muted turquoise which is opposite on the color wheel.  They really work well together.

gail2u wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 12:51 PM

I took one color class in art school and like Laura, loved the change it made in my perspective.

padaley wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 12:38 PM

This is so exciting.  I would love to learn more about color.

DebbyB@9 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 12:29 PM

Thanks so much for the chance to win this dvd.  I would love to be more confident in my color selections and I definitely think this would be a big help.

SuzieN wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 12:28 PM

what a great chance to learn from a master! count me in

emmysgrammy wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 12:15 PM

I love the post. I imagine the DVD can only be better.

margi333 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 12:12 PM

Hi - would love to own a copy of this dvd.  Being an artist, I thought I knew a lot about colour, but having seen some of her sweaters being showcased in the dvd, I realize I need to learn more.  Never could I have envisioned sweaters with colour combinations like hers!  They are magnificent.  How does she do it?  Hopefully I will find out on the dvd, because now I am all fired up to create something with just as much eye appeal.  I am just starting to create my own patterns, so this dvd would really help me to make them stunning.

emmysgrammy wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 12:07 PM

I found the post very interesting. I am a relatively new knitter and very color phobic. Initially i found myself knitting in neutrals-navy, browns and greys-so that my garments would have the most utility. I moved on to single color garments in colors. The only time i have knit with move than one color is when I purchase a kit. I don't have the color matching confidence to mix it up. Teh tip about the art paper is helpful

yarnlady@6 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 11:41 AM

I'd love to learn how to make the best use of Color-Aid paper, as a tool for designing fiber items -- knitted and woven -- that really come alive and POP

Susie SC wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 11:41 AM

Laura's DVD sounds really interesting and helpful.  

yarnlady@6 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 11:41 AM

I'd love to hearn how to make the best use of Color-Aid paper, as a tool for designing fiber items -- knitted and woven -- that really come alive and POP

NancyS@120 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 11:34 AM

What a really need is help with color!! This CD sounds like something I could use.

Nancy in IN

on Apr 16, 2011 11:32 AM

The suggestion about color-aid paper is a great one!   I had already bought a color wheel that I use with selecting various fabrics for my quilts but it certainly works with yarn as well.  I haven't found the program on TV yet.

DianeJHoward wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 11:31 AM

Help, I'm color challenged!  I really need that DVD!

rxpkls wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 11:27 AM

Would love to learn more about color, have to cross my fingers

termtackle wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 11:20 AM

I've never had formal training in "colors" but when I used a green with purple recently it brought nice remarks.  It would be great to  see Laura's teaching techniques.

km.k33 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 11:05 AM

Three days ago, as  looked through my stash of yarn I noticed that I have limited color choices available: natural, white, brown, black and loads of green! I need to break out of the neutral + green rut. I want to design my own Fair Isle Sweater using lots of COLOR. Even though I have read about Color Theory, the composition of my stash proves that I need a resource about using color as a design element to watch over, and over, and over, again. Hopefully, I will win the DVD

AnneB@64 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 10:45 AM

I've got the knitting with one color and stripes things down, but I don't know much more about knitting with colors.  I'd love to win a copy!

dilet2e wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 9:55 AM

I want to learn more about color, because right now I tend to go with the obvious when combining colors. I want to do Fair Isle and be adventurous with color. Thanks!

crazeematz wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 9:49 AM

I love color, all colors but I do get stuck in a rut or am afraid to do something unconventional. I'd love to learn from Laura!

Roberta Wood wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 9:41 AM

I saw Laura do a presentation of her fiber art at a Knitting Guild convention and I took her class in using novelty yarns.  She convinced me I could do anything I wanted and that I could be my own designer even with a written pattern.  Good for you, Laura.

on Apr 16, 2011 9:37 AM

I arrange my clothes closet from lights to darks in each color and through the color chart. It would be exciting to learn how to be more spontaneous and daring with color in my knitting, breaking out of the mold.

ecrawford wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 9:15 AM

I have purchased and viewed the DVD, with the purpose of learning about dying and blending colors for my development as a fiber artist.  I have taken on spinning as a learning project over this past year, and now am advancing to dying and color blending.  Laura's DVD has exposed me to new learning that I had no knowledge of.

The DVD teaches that the eye can be trained to develop a systematic approach to color selection for projects.  The concepts of value and weight are detailed in a user friendly method of teaching that I will return to re view again and again, as I gain in confidence.

RUBYSTITCHES wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 9:00 AM

I took a "Fibonacci" class at Stitches West from Laura and it was great, now I know why.  I am not always comfortable with different colors but she certainly knows how to put them together to make them work.  Thanks for yur review.

whizkim101 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 8:59 AM

I would really like to improve my knitting with better colors. Please help!

PCMomwad wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 8:30 AM

I have her book "The Yarn Stash Workbook" and it is awesome.  It gave me a strategy to knit some 5 year old UFO yarn into a sweater vest.

ruthsilver wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 8:27 AM

I'd like to win the Laura Bryant CD because I need help using the yarn in my stash. So much yarn and what to do with it?  Also, I'm a beader so new color ideas would be great.

Ruth S.

Lisa N. wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 8:24 AM

It sounds wonderful!  I would love to learn this technique!

SuzanneH wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 8:14 AM

I would love to see color in a new way!  I am confident about the color choices I make but I do not really take much risk when choosing colors.

Lady A wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 8:08 AM

What a simple and elegant method!

mjvinas wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 8:06 AM

I am kind of colorblind and right now I rely on my husband to make color combinations for me. Would love to get the DVD!

Kahknit wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 7:42 AM

I havent seen this dvd available and would enjoy know the way the eye moves through color. It would add such a joy to control my projects!

SheilaF@8 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 7:27 AM

i mostly use varigated yarns to get various color combinations...would love to be able to combine colors for interest.

casmith79 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 7:26 AM

Color is often the ingredient that takes a project from ho-hum to simply wow!  What a great opportunity to learn more.

JillD@10 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 7:23 AM

Laura's yarns are the most beautiful I've ever seen. Whenever I get a chance, I pick up more Stuff for the stash (translation, when I can afford more!). Laura's eye for color is the best in the biz. I really need some lessons from her!

SarahW@62 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 7:17 AM

I would love to know more about color, you make it sound so easy!

MarieH@10 wrote
on Apr 16, 2011 6:49 AM

This is very interesting.  I too have always felt color challenged.

lj.crafts wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 4:17 PM

I admit it ... I am a single colour knitter ... mixed-colour challenged.

BrendaC@5 wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 2:58 PM

I would love to learn more about color. Right now I'm trying to match colors for a striped shawl ("Daybreak") and I'm considering turquiose with deep teal, or with sunshine yellow.

D Lewis wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 2:50 PM

I would love to be more adventurous with color. what a wonderful way to learn!!

RitaC@2 wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 10:03 AM

Love color knitting!

margee@3 wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 7:22 AM

Color is sooo important!  I really need help.  Laura is amazing!

ajkeboom wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 4:13 AM

Please pick me so I can share with the kids in our two knitting clubs...at our jr high and high school :)

zewdita wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 3:43 AM

Wow working with color it's the all time knitting challenge, working with two or plus yarns at the same time using both hands to hold the yarn and having an elegant or extravagant or simple and fun garment at the end is worth every moment of color work!! The first step would be choosing color I would like to have a little more knowledge on that. I enjoyed the article!! Good job!!!

MeryleG wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 3:11 AM

I would love one

MeryleG wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 3:11 AM

I would love one

MeryleG wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 3:10 AM

I am very interested in learing more about color

cable6 wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 2:43 AM

It would be lovely to understand about colour and not be dithering and changing one's mind when selecting yarn.  Would love to win a copy of the DVD.

skaetzle wrote
on Apr 12, 2011 12:44 AM

this looks like a great opportiunity to improve my skils!

Dani@9 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 11:39 PM

I would LOVE to get better at colors! I always have such a hard time picturing how they will go together.

Anonymous@2 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 11:37 PM

For over five years 99.9% of my yarn purchases have been bags of yarn from  thrift shops, where choosing colors is not an option, Whats in da bags is whats ya gets! I have lots of lots of colors that I mightn't have picked, but sort of like, and I'd love to know more about combining colors effectively for Fair Isle and other colorwork projects.

Miss Missy wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 10:00 PM

Some people can easily put random colors together that look good. I am not one of those people. My sock have to match my shirt when I get dessed and I am terrible at using multiple colors on one project! I constantly second guess and doubt my choices and then I end up using a ball that has multiple colors in one yarn rather than cause my brain to burst by choosing multiple solids! I need help!

Happeeknits wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 8:34 PM

Working with color is always a bit scary, but I want to learn to just go for it and come away with amazing colorful items.

sblades wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 8:15 PM

I love trying different color combinations and this DVD looks really interesting. I like to knit cotton dish clothes and always end up with little balls of yarn left over. I have started to take them and make Granny Squares with a different yarn for each round and then a solid back. They make wonderful potholders! In fact I have to start a new batch!

AngelaM@5 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 7:38 PM

Looks interesting.  I wanna win!

GramPam3 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 7:07 PM

Sounds really interesting!

Mel53 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 6:49 PM

How I could use some help in the color world.

I am terriable at matching colors.

this DVD would be such a big help in all my projects.

Hope you pick me

melissa

on Apr 11, 2011 6:03 PM

Never heard of her... but now I'm intrigued. :)

herry wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 5:55 PM

I already bought this video and it is amazing!! I would still love another copy to give to my LYS!

Just the other day I was getting ready to start a new sweater and wanted to do it on single stripes like she does with many of the sweaters in the video... I pulled out several scraps of yarn and WOW... I would never have thought so many of them would go together! All about the same "weight" but many different textures!!

This video gave me courage to try new combinations!!

herry wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 5:55 PM

I already bought this video and it is amazing!! I would still love another copy to give to my LYS!

Just the other day I was getting ready to start a new sweater and wanted to do it on single stripes like she does with many of the sweaters in the video... I pulled out several scraps of yarn and WOW... I would never have thought so many of them would go together! All about the same "weight" but many different textures!!

This video gave me courage to try new combinations!!

MarleneF@5 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 5:34 PM

looks yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MarleneF@5 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 5:27 PM

looks like an amazing  DVD - would love to win one

afteryears wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 5:22 PM

Color is the spice of fiber arts! I appreciate the colorways designers suggest for patterns, but I enjoy interchanging colors to add emphasis, accent, or bring a stitch design forward. Sometimes I am overcome with too many possibilities when I am in my favorite yarn shop. Each skein represents so many opportunities! I would love to have a copy of this book - what a thrill it would be to experiment & understand why certain combinations work so well & others are so boring.

Barbara@64 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 4:54 PM

Who can imagine life without color and who can imagine life without knitting?

HarrietK@5 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 4:51 PM

Color - what a challenge!  In my knitting as well as my painting, I love to explore with different combinations.  I cannot wait to see your DVD - A Knitter's Guide to Color.  This will totally complement my array of knitting instructions but will be my first DVD.  

laminitagirl wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 4:41 PM

I would like to try lime green and neon pink together.  I have a granddaughter on the way and the more color for her the better, I say!!

amckinley wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 4:41 PM

I would love to have her new DVD's What a great way to expand on color in knitting.

Thank you,

Wynelle wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 4:27 PM

Love the idea of sea of color pooling together in little batches!  Can't wait to see the episode on TV!

ArdenG@2 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 4:23 PM

I love color.

tropigal wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 4:21 PM

How exciting!  

crafty203 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 4:00 PM

Looks like a fun new challenge in this DVD!

JaniceW@6 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:55 PM

I'm always interested in learning more about using color to create a unique garment.  

Busterchi wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:55 PM

I think I'm going to have to stop asking what color people want thier baby sweaters and just knit in color and let them lump it or leave it. I'm getting sick of grey, brown, black. That's it next project is going to be bright.

Michelle M wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:53 PM

I would love to learn more about color and Laura's techniques.

kimpiewimpie wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:52 PM

Vibrant colors can really add to the value of a project! I'd love to master the skills of combining colors so that a project looks absolutely stunning! And it would be great to get more out of the yarns that are in my stash...

on Apr 11, 2011 3:45 PM

I started making scarves when I had cancer and was waiting for radiation and Dr. appointments.  (I sold the first 2 to my Dr.! )  I beaded the fringes to make them more unusual than the run-of-the-mill granny things that everyone was doing when the new eyelash and trellis etc. came out  The most important part of the fringe was that the beads below a row, (vertical) should match something in the yarn, sometimes 'tinsel', sometimes homespun with various colours in one strand, sometimes ribbon, or wool from an old recycled sweater. I usually did 14 rows, with the finished product being 6'+ long, unless little shorty friends ordered less length.  I also made a beautiful baby 'blankie', using Kaffe Fassett's star pattern from his Glorious Knits book.  Wish I could attach pictures, as it is beautiful.

on Apr 11, 2011 3:42 PM

Wow what a wonderfully new way of looking at color, Thank you!

eva gorman

aflores wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:41 PM

I can't wait to add some color to my skill!

RondaTrent wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:41 PM

Man, hope i didn't miss it.. but I think I did. :(

aflores wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:39 PM

I'm looking forward to adding some color to my skill!!!!

btrfleye wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:34 PM

Love it! can't wait to see more!!

moonlitmusic wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:33 PM

I've watched the preview for this and it looks fantastic, i would love to have this dvd. One of my goals this year is to be better with color work. i would love to win this contest

mizlizn wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:33 PM

I love her views on colorwork!

LaurieR wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:32 PM

I love color, but I'm terrified by color. My wardrobe is filled with neutrals because I'm afraid of mismatching things. I'm making a few steps...we have paint to paint my room and although the walls will be nomadic desert (it's a tan shade), the trim will be tigereye-- an orange bronze. That's pushing it for me and I'm a bit freaked out by that color choice. I need to learn more about color so it doesn't terrify me.

angelgirl272 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:30 PM

I have so much to learn when it comes to color.  I am extremely hesitant to venture away from the conventional color combinations!

Kiide wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:29 PM

Really nice, I do like colors :)

barb@3 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:28 PM

I love color and I love Laura Bryant, so I know I'll love A Knitter's Guide to Color!  I'd love to win a copy!

Angel@13 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:27 PM

The color paper makes me laugh b/c my family already teases me about my love for & collection of paint chip cards. I love seeing how the colors are related and which colors coordinate. Kind of like a color jigsaw I guess!

on Apr 11, 2011 3:24 PM

Sounds like an awesome DVD!

belledejour wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:24 PM

Wow!  I never knew this existed.  Thanks for sharing!

JulieB@47 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:21 PM

really cool!

doublesscott wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 3:21 PM

 Wow! I love all the pretty colors!

kaqr wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 2:42 PM

I so love color!!  I would love this dvd.  KathyR

Uriarte58 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 1:59 PM

I am definately color challenged!  This is the DVD I have been looking for!

JerryI wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 1:15 PM

Color makes my world go around.  I'm fascinated by it.  Bring it on!

SweetieWray wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 12:47 PM

Would love to have Laura's Guide to Color DVD! I have a small yarn shop in rural Oklahoma. Many of my customers ask my advice on yarns and color combinations and it would be great to feel more confident in my answers.  Iknow a lot of it is personal choice, however there are some things that are tried and true also!  Thanks for the chance!

on Apr 11, 2011 12:28 PM

What a great DVD!  Color is rampant in God's world, and I would love to learn better how to put them together!  I was once told that green and blue did not go together which I did not understand.  Winning this DVD would be the best next step for learning to work with color in my knitting and other fiber work!

JanetM@12 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 12:19 PM

This video sounds like a wonderful aid to all of us.

Prymnumber wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 11:16 AM

Wow, I am so color challenged and Laura's DVD would certainly help.  I've second-guessed  myself so many times when choosing yarn for my next project, and it doesn't matter if the project involves 1 or 10 colors.  I hope my confidence will be much boosted after watching this DVD!

Kathleen@6 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 11:13 AM

I'm always looking for ways to add "WOW" to my knitting!

MargaretK@5 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 10:41 AM

Color is such an important part of my life.  I'd love to see this video.

Hekkie wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 10:33 AM

I am a little bit colorblind, so working with colors is always a challenge, it always works out fine, but every now and then I have to rip something.

So learning more and understanding more about the use of colors, how to, is very welcome for me!

on Apr 11, 2011 10:18 AM

I've heard such wonderful things about Laura's color class at Stitches! I'm excited she's done a video so we can learn these wonderful techniques from home. As a knitwear designer, I feel that the more knowledge I have about color, fiber, techniques, etc., the better! Can't wait to give this a watch. :)

Amalthia79 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 10:15 AM

Adding lots of color to my knitting is my next step! I can't wait to see the color combos that happen!

montymoo wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 10:07 AM

I have always felt I was color challenged.  This is right up my alley!

ithinkso2 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 10:01 AM

I watched this video a bit back and just love the freedom to pull out all my baskets and tubs of yarn to mix and match to make things work. I"m encouraged to step away from my traditional earthy desert tones. I look forward to reviewing the DVD. Thanks

ithinkso2 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 9:59 AM

I watched this video a bit back and just love the freedom to pull out all my baskets and tubs of yarn to mix and match to make things work. I"m encouraged to step away from the traditional and think outside my earthy desert tones! I look forward to viewing the DVD. Thanks

dkelewae wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 9:45 AM

I'd love to learn Laura's techniques, so that I can create more beautiful projects!

persephony4 wrote
on Apr 11, 2011 9:43 AM

I love her segments on KDTV! I will have to look into this DVD more later!