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Win Trendsetter Yarn to Make Mitered Magic

Apr 2, 2012

The 100th episode celebration and giveaways continues!

Favorite guest stars of Knitting Daily TV Barry Klein and Laura Bryant share their expertise on mitered squares in episode 805. Mitered knitting is an easy technique that looks more complicated than it really is, and it can be the stepping-stone to building fun, functional knitwear accessories and sweaters.

Watch Barry and Laura on episode 805:

 

It's hard not to notice the colorful, fun, and even funky yarns that Barry and Laura have on display in this episode. From eyelash to wool yarns, mitered knitting is a great way to show off the yarn changes that each piece has. You can practice your mitered knitting with the free Jane purse pattern seen here in dark blue and red eyelash yarns. This pattern can be knit up in any yarns you have, so play around with it. A felted purse would be durable for everyday use, and fun sparkly yarns could create an eye-catching evening bag.


WIN YARN!
Do you want to add some fun yarns to your stash for mitered knitting? Simply comment on this blog and you'll automatically be entered to win three balls of Trendsetter's Rendezvous yarn, a polyamide, wool, and polyester that creates varied colors and textures all in one ball of yarn! Available in seven colorways, comment and let us know which color you'd love for your next project. See all the colors here. Add this fun yarn to your basic wools, cottons, and solid-colored yarns in your stash for more exciting mitered knitwear.

Comment on this blog post by noon Central time on Tuesday, April 10th. We'll randomly select a winner from all the comments then and contact you if you've won. Be sure to tell us what colorway of Rendezvous yarn you'd like! Are you a Mocha Latte knitter? A fan of the Chocolate Bar? Or perhaps you have Plum Passion (pictured at left)? Whatever your "flavor" Rendezvous yarn can add a touch of originality to your work.


And be sure to catch Barry Klein and Laura Bryant on this season of Knitting Daily TV, airing on Public Television stations nationwide. You can also get the entire Series 800 of Knitting Daily TV on a 4-Disc DVD Collection. Click here to purchase DVDs and individual episodes of this season or previous seasons of Knitting Daily TV.

This post has been sponsored by Trendsetter Yarns. See more fashion-forward yarns, patterns, and more online at TrendsetterYarns.com.

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LindaC@102 wrote
on Apr 18, 2012 12:14 PM

I would absolutely LOVE to work with the plum colorway in this yarn to make a wonderful funky scarf for my step-sister for a birthday gift. She would love it!

Enyalie wrote
on Apr 14, 2012 7:52 PM

I can't wait to try this technique!  I have a friend who looks stunning in black and white, I'd love to make the mitered purse for her out of the Zebra colorway.

Korteruckmar wrote
on Apr 14, 2012 10:36 AM

This is a very enjoyable website and well organized...not too simple and not too complicated.

Maria@38 wrote
on Apr 14, 2012 5:27 AM

These videos are great, because I don't get Knitting Daily in my area. Darn!

gginastoria wrote
on Apr 10, 2012 11:39 AM

I've been wanting to try mitered knitting for a long time and the Zebra yarn and your purse pattern would be the perfect start.  Thank you for the opportunity.

angelaholm wrote
on Apr 10, 2012 10:21 AM

I would love the "Peacock" colorway for a luxurious scarf!

DMc77 wrote
on Apr 10, 2012 8:27 AM

The Rendezvous yarn looks absolutely yummy and with names like Mocha Latte and Passion Plum, you are making me "hungry" to get my hands on it!  I think this would be so fun to play with.  I've been wanting to try knitting a purse and the Passion Plum would be great for that project.

AmyH@70 wrote
on Apr 10, 2012 8:22 AM

Can't wait to try the Jane purse. I love the Peacock color Rendezvous yarn!

Linda@18 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 10:50 PM

Beautiful Yarn.  Would love to try the pattern in Plum Passion.  It would go with everything I own!

linkis wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 9:29 PM

All the colors look so yummy! Mmmm, mmmm!!

Lovin' the Plum Passion, and the Mocha Latte is quite nice also.

kcalhoun226 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 7:03 PM

The mitering technique looks like fun, I'd love to try it. All the colors are beautiful, but I think I'm partial to the Mystic Moss. :D

on Apr 9, 2012 7:00 PM

Once again it is a delight to see what all of you have in store for us. I was looking at the lovely combinations in the yarn offered. The natural looking tones are really fantastic...like the mystic moss and mocha latte. I live in the mountains and the tones remind me of what I usually see from my front door on a summer afternoon.

Karen9877 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 6:44 PM

It would definitely be fun to win the yarn--my imagination is reeling!

Annapetra wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 5:30 PM

Nice yarn.... I like the color Plum passion! Is it also available in Europe (Holland)?

atreidesb wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 4:49 PM

I would love to try more mitered knitting-- I've done a little bit -- and the Mystic Moss color looks like a great one to try it in.

Mousepotato wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 3:31 PM

I love all the flavors, after all, who can't get by without some Puple Passion or Mocha Latte <G>.

maryisbusy wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 3:07 PM

I like the plum passion!

szuziq wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 1:53 PM

Neat yarn, hope I get to own something like this.

Imagine the possibilities!

jessieward wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 1:26 PM

Wow! This yarn looks great! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!:)

carolwray wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 12:58 PM

I printed out the pattern and was totally surprised at how easy mitered squares are to make.  I love the various yarns that can be used and hope to win some!!

Carmen@114 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 12:28 PM

I would love to win this yarn! Thanks for the chance!

Suebriquet wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 11:06 AM

I wonder how Mystic Moss and Plum Passion would look together. Just enough purple to connect the two? Maybe I'll get to find out.

Jennesia wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 10:09 AM

I love the look and texture of this yarn. Oh the fun I could have with it.

StacyA wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 9:30 AM

Mystic Moss is beautiful! What a great yarn to use on such a fun technique!

PjC@5 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 8:27 AM

What fun yarns and ideas - will be trying miters

on Apr 9, 2012 7:15 AM

I am looking forward to trying that technique out! Not sure I quite understood about the extra stitch thingy at the end of the video, but I'll bet that there are books that will explain it. :-)   Would love to win that trendsetter yarn too! It looks wonderful to work with. My choice is the Mystic Moss!

JanetM@12 wrote
on Apr 9, 2012 6:53 AM

The yarns are beautiful.  Almost too hard to choose one color over another!

ValerieA@9 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 11:50 PM

The Rendezvous yarn looks spectacular.  I love the plum passion!  I am a purple Hitler and my boss calls me Purple.  Trendsetter yarns are like no others and I have been using them for, at least, 10 years.  I got back into knitting at that time to make my Mom some scarves for the cold Missouri winters.  I took them with me when we went back for Christmas and my husband got a video of her showing me how to bind off.  It was a beautiful time.  She passed away last November and I'm still knitting, always with her in my mind.  I'm a funky person that loves all Trendsetter yarns, because they always add pizzas to my knitting.  My Mom loved her trendy scarves and I am so happy your yarn is around for everyone to enjoy.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

on Apr 8, 2012 11:40 PM

Love this yarn!

LouiseM@3 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 9:22 PM

After an afghan, baby blanket and scarf I can honestly say this is my favourite technique. Wouldn't "chocolate bar" and "sunrise" make a great combination?!

emmer97006 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 8:12 PM

the colors in this yarn are eye-catching. hope you have something similar that is feltable wool.i would like to adapt one of the video samples that showed felted wool with sections of something fuzzy and synthetic. i think that would be great for a sturdy but beautiful throw or blanket.

i have used the miter technique to make a scarf that alternated black silk yarn with rainbow colors of rayon. sort of psychadelic amish.

hope i win. i'd like to play with all the colors of this yarn.

EssieB wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 7:43 PM

Too much fun! Hope I win!

craftynana2 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 7:32 PM

What gorgeous yarn! Haven't attempted miters yet, but this yarn would get my attention to do so. Mystic Moss would be my first impulse, with Peacock running a close second.

Sasse wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 7:05 PM

The yarn is lovely!

MyraLyn wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 6:30 PM

I would love to win the yarn.  I saw a mitered  afghan and taught myself to do it.  I fell in love with the afhan, gotta make one.

LynnM@12 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 6:24 PM

Wow, the Peacock is my first instinct, but that Mystic Moss is really pretty too!  What a fun project!!

ChristinaB@4 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 4:58 PM

I would love any of the yarns though the mystic moss and zebra are probably my favorites!

haviland wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 4:47 PM

What fun to try mitres! I would like to try the bright Sunrise!

katglad wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 4:20 PM

What timing! I have just taught myself how do do mitred knitting. A cotton dishcloth was the perfect learning platform. Now I'm ready to try something spectacular, so winning some Trendsetter Zoe in Caribbean or Peonies would be incredible!

As usual, your video is informative and interesting, Eunny. I love them and look forward to reading the blog each week.

kat.  

Karon3 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 3:01 PM

I love Plum Passion! I have tried mitered knitting on a dishcloth, now I would like to try it on a wearable.

VernieB wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 3:00 PM

oh boy, a new trick.

Thanks!!

Anita@71 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 2:01 PM

What a fun project.  My neice is having a baby girl in 18 weeks, and I'd like to make Mommy something special too.  I think she'd be especially fond of either Mystic Moss or Plum Passion.  I really love the different textures this yarn creates. What fun!

JerseyJane wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 12:48 PM

My first mitering was with a solid yarn, then enjoyed using the technique with some variegated I had in my stash. What fun now to have a variety of textures as well! Hard choice between the colorways, but zebra would work beautifully in the cowl or vest patterns I've been looking at for work.

on Apr 8, 2012 10:49 AM

Thank you so much for providing this information to everyone to see what beautiful yarn you have.  I would love to try the peacock to make a fun scarf.

Marcia@72 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 10:40 AM

I do love stripes and geometrics, but now I have to try this mitering!  What fun, and of course, I need another knitting project!

AnneT@2 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 10:39 AM

I would love to win the Mystic Moss color way!

betford2 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 9:34 AM

Ooh, ooh! Plum Passion!  No, wait, Peacock! No, Mystic Moss! Actually they're all great, but I think Mystic Moss is my favorite. I'm already working some mitered squares projects, but this yarn will really kick them up. Hope I win!

eileen-s wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 9:24 AM

Fun yarn, trendsetter results

AnneT@2 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 9:04 AM

I enjoy mitered squares and can't wait to win this great Trendsetter Yarn in Mystic Moss!

Robin@8 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 8:47 AM

Trendsetter Yarns are fun, fun, fun.  I especially love the Peacock colorway.

mommitta wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 7:55 AM

I'd love to try this technique.  It produces such a wonderful matrix of color.

inskeep wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 7:48 AM

beautiful yarn!

inskeep wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 7:48 AM

beautiful yarn!

LyndaB@13 wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 7:44 AM

I really like the sunrise colorway in the Trendsetter yarn. I would love to win!

linlal wrote
on Apr 8, 2012 12:10 AM

Definitely Mystic Moss - it will become a shawl for my daughter.

JaneStone wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:23 PM

Thanks for a very informative clip!  I'd love to use Mitered squares in Zebra for a scarf that would add sass to everything in my wardrobe!

MaryAnne@3 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:48 PM

I enjoyed seeing so many variations of the mitered knitting.There

is one to appeal to any knitter's taste.  The colors in the Trendsetter yarn are so enticing -- I'd love to knit with any one of them. Thank you!

Sharrylee wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:45 PM

I just love the Peacock color way. And I love mitered squares!

Crochet_Crow wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:00 PM

I absolutely love the Mocha Latte "flavor" colored yarn! I would make a hat or scarf out of it.

SandyB@42 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:59 PM

These mitered squares are beautiful.  I learned to make these squares with sock yarn about a year ago, however, this yarn makes to the squares much more colorful.  I really like the Plum Passion.

lgjeltema wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:42 PM

What a great clip. The yarn is very interesting too!

Marci Hobbs wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 6:11 PM

I loved the video of metered knitting.  I had tried doing this before and could not do it on my own.  It looked so simple on the video, I'm wanting to try again.  I liked the Peacock the most.  Thank you, Marci Hobbs

on Apr 7, 2012 6:11 PM

Mystic Moss has all my favorite colors in it.  This looks like a fun project.

on Apr 7, 2012 5:55 PM

I can't wait to start making mitered squares! The rendezvous yarns are all so beautiful but i think i have a project in mind for Zebra.

thessestamps wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 5:05 PM

Love the plum passion.  Those are definitely colors that I love.

Patmom wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 5:04 PM

Mystic moss is by far the favorite but Plum passion and peacock are great too. I think Zebra is a winter shade.

DeniseS@55 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 4:58 PM

An interesting technique with beautiful yarns.  Mystic Moss is my choice.

babler wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 4:34 PM

Wow, that turquoise streak through the peacock colorway would be a real grabber in a mitered pattern.  I bought a book on mitered knitting but haven't gotten around to trying it yet.  This yarn is a real incentive to start practicing.

bettyna wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 4:04 PM

love the yarn!!!

on Apr 7, 2012 3:35 PM

I'm already part-way through Jane Slicer-Smith's Vee Cape in Trendsetter Tonalita - its a bit like the black, white and grey one in the background.  With winter coming on (in OZ) I'll have to get back to it.  Though I could afford a bit of time to play with a handbag in Plum Passion...

herts2laf wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 2:57 PM

I haven't tried mitires yet, but love the color changes and drool over patterns. It's definately next on my list to try!

HeidiP@11 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 2:37 PM

I'm loving the mystic moss colorway. :)

spinknit wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 2:28 PM

Plum Passion is my color.  Love working with the miters.

JWilla wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 2:28 PM

I love the Chocolate bar and Peacock colorways. Have been wanting to try the mitered knitting for a while also, this would be such a fun project!

CarolL@35 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 2:08 PM

Love it! Every colorway is lovely :)

Kristi JoK wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 1:50 PM

I love the Sunrise and Plum Passion....and I absolutely love mitred knitting...have done it for a while and am now doing little mitreds with left over sock yarn for a scarf....so much fun......

Kisacrafter wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 1:40 PM

Definitely the Mystic Moss for me. Love that color combination. Plum Passion is a close second. I love using different textures together in my knitting.

on Apr 7, 2012 1:31 PM

very easy for a much more difficult -looking technique.

on Apr 7, 2012 1:25 PM

Mystic Moss. beautiful.  I love making the mitered squares.  I may try the free Jane purse pattern next.  I love the yarn.  It is absolutely too coo.

KatieZ@2 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 1:17 PM

Very interesting video.  Excellent teachers and examples.  Love the plum passion.

ccc

SarahC@35 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 1:17 PM

Thanks for some great new mitering ideas!  I am enamored of #1 Mocha Latte and #9 Peacock .  I've played with mitering in several blankets, but the purses give me a whole new vision for gifts made from stash.  

MargaretK@9 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 1:02 PM

I've always admired mitered squares but I'm inspired by the possibility of using art yarns to  really add a punch to the squares and designs..  

perryl wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 1:02 PM

Great way to use a yarn stash!

Charlotte25 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 12:40 PM

This is probably obvious but how do you cast on the next 'leg?'  I would be inclined to turn the work and knit it on but I might have an extra stripe.  I don't really like the thumb cast on method as I get it too tight.

Thanks, Charlotte

claybud wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 12:11 PM

Wow,  so well explained.

gjeneve wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 12:07 PM

I love the crazy and wild yarns shown here.  Would love to work with them.

beanicks wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 12:03 PM

Due to eye troubles I had to stop doing needlework a few years ago and lost touch with what was on the market.  I enjoy that Knitting Daily is there finding, reviewing and showing new ways to use all the new materials. I find it interesting to see all the new ways that companies are finding to make knitting, etc materials more inviting for all of us crafters.  I love would this yarn in #9 Peacock, #11 plum and even #5 Sunrise.  Thank you Knitting daily for helping to spread the fact that needlework is fun and fulfilling.  Jovdad

on Apr 7, 2012 12:03 PM

Eager to try this technique, but I'll probably have to order more than just 3 balls! I'm torn between #5-Sunrise & #11-Plum Passion. Yummy colors.

Cathy McCabe wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:59 AM

great yarn - would love a chance to knit with it

CarolK@24 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:44 AM

I have meant to try mitered knitting. A friend just completed a sweater made of mitered blocks. It's fabulous. I like the idea of the many textures in Trendesetter's Rendezvous yarn. It reminds me of all  the yarns I compiled to knit a ruana. I particularly like the sunset colorway. Now that summer is coming and the sun deigns to show its' face after such a long winter way up here in the far north. Sunset it is. I like all the colorways. I can imagine something with each of them.

GRknits wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:43 AM

Wow!  What a great accent yarn for my baby pod photographer's prop.  Love all the colors.  First, my stash needs Chocolate Bar and Zebra.  Then I'll move on to Peacock.  So many possibilities!

jen_eye wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:41 AM

The Plum Passion is so beautiful -- I had some in my hands once when another knitter shared with me -- it feels as lovely as it looks.

dsmallster wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:24 AM

I wish I had seen this episode before finishing my sampler afghan (finished the squares three weeks ago).  This technique would have been a great addition.  I love the look, and am planning to do incorporate mitered knitting in a project soon.

WonderWitch wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:19 AM

Gotta Love Mitered Knitting!

so much fun.

moherlyle wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:13 AM

I've been curious about mitered squares for awhile.  This program has put mitered squares at the top of my "Next Project" list! Thanks!

laurasparks wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:11 AM

I love Trendsetter yarns!! My favorite color of this yarn is Plum Passion!! Thank you, Knitting Daily for all of your wonderful inspiration!!!

cathyj0 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 11:07 AM

Gorgeous yarn!  I like all the colors, but the Peacock is my fave.

spike358 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:56 AM

My mom records knitting daily & we watch it together.  We knit together as well. I'm so honored for that opportunity.  We love to see Barry & Laura on the show with allvthe yummy colors, textures & techniques. My mom & I would love to try mystic moss.  Thank you very much for this offer. :)

laminitagirl wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:51 AM

How beautiful would the Mystic Moss be????  I can see it now.  They are such wonderful inspirations to all of us.  Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fantastic yarn.

Jeanxo wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:47 AM

I love Laura! Mitering is fun, I have made felted bowls with this technique. I have never used Trendsetter Yarns, so what a chance to try something new! Thanks, Jean

hfields wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:40 AM

I would love to try this technique with the Jane Purse pattern in Plum Passion.  It would go with so many things I wear.  I wish the pattern had a picture of the finished purse, though.

on Apr 7, 2012 10:37 AM

This yarn is absolutely fabulous! All colors are beautiful!!  Mitered knitting, I can't wait to do more!

:D

puwdytat wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:15 AM

The textures look like something from the forest. My fave is mystic moss and peacock blues...Those two colors look great on everyone.

gibbles83 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:14 AM

I love the mystic moss!

DonnaM@90 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:14 AM

I.ve never done mitered squares but it is a technique I would love to try, need a new challenge to take on this year maybe this is it.

janiscobble wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 10:04 AM

I look forward to trying Rendezvous yarn. The down side of mitered squares is weaving in all the yarn tails. I think the peacock color way would great fun to work with!

Jan Cobble

617 Greenbrook pkwy

Matthews, NC 28104

Janiscobble@gmail.com

sbalderree wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:58 AM

Mystic Moss or Sunrise for me!

sbalderree wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:54 AM

I always love seeing the funky and fun yarns in the Trendsetter booth at Stitches west.  I would love to play with these yarns.

Robin@67 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:48 AM

I have wanted to learn this technique for a while now.  I would love to try it with some of the Sunrise color yarn!

napavlydeb wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:44 AM

Plum Passion please!

Diane@180 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:40 AM

I've been meaning to try this technique for some time now, and I think the Mystic Moss colorway would be just the thing to inspire me to start!

Grammye wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:35 AM

Love the texture! Mystic Moss is my favorite.

Maralyn@2 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:35 AM

I loved this segment on Knitting Daily -- and Laura and Barry's yarn is always so gorgeous!  What a treat it would be to win some!

Valoria wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:34 AM

I'd choose peacock - it's such a beautiful combination of blues.

nomi wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:33 AM

I love the green and purples in mystic moss!

EllenS@2 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:29 AM

I've made 2 large afghans with  mitered squares, each square a different pattern. You don't have to do plain knitting, you can do all sorts of stitches as long as you continue to decrease in the middle.  I used yarn with a subtle variation, so the "stripes" in my miters result mostly from the variation of texture from knitting, purling and yarn over patterns I chose for each square.  This was really run to do and very easy..

Joyce@105 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:28 AM

I love the Knitting Daily show and am always looking for new techniques and the mitered squares looks like something new and fascinating to do.  Thanks for the opportunity to win this great yarn.

on Apr 7, 2012 9:26 AM

Miters are addictive! I love doing them!

on Apr 7, 2012 9:20 AM

Mitered squares are on my list of knitting skills to master.  And I love the yarns.

Morningdov wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 9:02 AM

I have the DVD of the show and watch this just because the miter facinates me. I have not yet tackled it but thought that either Sunrise or Moss would be perfect choices.  I especially liked the felted miters and the contrast they provide.

lmfrdc wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:59 AM

Wow!  Love this technique and what it produces visually!  Also, love the yarns and colors - I am becoming a real yarn addict as well as a book addict.  Thanks!

janetwest wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:58 AM

This looks like fun. I like the mystic moss combination.

joyraw wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:53 AM

I've just picked up knitting again after several years knitless, and am enjoying the new techniques and yarns! Any of these yarns would be fun to work with, but I am first drawn to the peacocks and plums.

langlade wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:49 AM

Wow! Funky yarn! I mean that in a good way. The colors are beautiful, especially Peacock. And in a mitered pattern would be stunning.

cutlermac wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:45 AM

Enjoyed this particular blog.

Mary Anne Cutler

JudyG wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:41 AM

Mitered squares look fairly easy but lots of fun.  Another way to keep knitting interesting and knitters motivated!   Judy

on Apr 7, 2012 8:38 AM

Thank you - and I can't wait to have a go, so am off to start straight away.

DeboraS@5 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:36 AM

This was a great program -- I wanted to cast on immediately to try the mitered squares technique. And this yarn is scrumptious -- color and textures all in one! Peacock is the first one I am drawn to, then the Chocolate Bar and maybe Sunrise? Choices, choices!

jac761 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:26 AM

Plum Passion, but it was hard to choose!  This yarn is beautiful and will be so much fun to watch take shape!  I have several ideas in mind....now if only I could knit in my sleep!

zannee wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 8:21 AM

Just learned to do mitered knitting & would love to win some yarn.  Such beautiful colors but would love the peacock or the plum passion.

on Apr 7, 2012 8:10 AM

I've knitted mitre square dishcloths but never a garment or bag for myself.  

The video is inspirational, I can't get the programme in England and have to watch the You-tube version.  I've a few ideas on what I'd like to make but I can't decide between Plum Passion & Peacock as they are both my colour range.  

on Apr 7, 2012 8:05 AM

This looks like a fun way to play with color and with textures. Thanks.

on Apr 7, 2012 8:00 AM

This video gives me so many ideas! I can't wait to retire and just knit all day - what a way to live! If I'm the lucky random winner, I would love to receive Plum Passion. These are my colors and I already have an idea on what to make.

Great video! I agree with another poster though, a full blown picture of the finished purse pattern would be great. Knitter's are very visual people by definition!

dmcduff2 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:54 AM

I love it when Barry and Laura are on the show.  So many beautiful yarns.  I would love to have some : )

jpwyo wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:49 AM

I love all the colors!  I would like to win the Mystic Moss!

jpwyo wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:47 AM

I love all the colors!  I would like to win the Mystic Moss color and would love to make a throw with these fibers!  

Patricia232 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:45 AM

What a fun yarn, love to try it on a fast and easy project like the knitting bag. I'm torn between the luscious colors in Mystic And my ever-favorite shades in Peacock, but would choose Mystic to be yarn-adventurous.

JudyH wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:45 AM

Mystic Moss!

lpbarre wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:38 AM

I've been making mitered dishcloths for years, but never thought to use the technique for clothing- fascinating! And the Rendezvous yarn is amazing- especially in the chocolate bar colourway!

DaphneM wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:27 AM

Mitered squares are so fun! And the yarn is even more fun...I'd pick Sunrise

slandreth wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:24 AM

Oh the peacock would make a beautiful cowl.

LindaK@13 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:21 AM

oh another chance to win a neat yarn.

Dixie@10 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:21 AM

I never knew this was so easy.  I will try some of my self striping wool Liberty yarn and make a trivet...just to get the hang of this technique.  I think I will love it.

nbjohnson wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:20 AM

The plum passion yarn is beautiful. I can't wait to try it in my knitting.

Barbara@197 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:17 AM

Sadly, Knitting Daily isn't currently aired on any of the PBS stations in the NY Tri-State Area, so I am very grateful for these videos.  This peek into mitered knitting is inspiring! As for the yarn colors, I would make use of any:-)

yarnlady@6 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:14 AM

mystic moss, definitely -- what fun!

dayanak wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:09 AM

I love funky yarns!

Blue Gal wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:06 AM

I've taken a class with Laura Bryant (and watched her color video) and she is the best!  I love the peacock or the Mystic Moss colorways.  Thanks!

lert wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 7:00 AM

The Sunrise colorway is just lovely!  I have the perfect pattern for it!

on Apr 7, 2012 6:48 AM

The yarn is luscious.

on Apr 7, 2012 6:48 AM

The yarn is luscious.

ruth1016 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 6:45 AM

Thank you for all the helpful information.  I would like the mystic moss yarn best.

k1drop1 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 6:36 AM

This was inspiring and helpful, I have made blanket squares with mitred knitting before but never thought to use them for garments.  I loved the use of colours and changes of direction to pattern the items shown and will soon be making a little handbag (as we call purses here).

Um, do your gift offers apply to the UK also?  If so i should be delighted to receive some Plum Passion for inclusion in my cardigan project, trying to inject some textural interest into the plain stocking stitch/stockinette cardi.

Thank you - k1drop1

on Apr 7, 2012 6:31 AM

I like Mystic Moss best though Peacock is also lovely.

JJLM wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 6:26 AM

I love peacock and chocolate bar. Either would make a fun möbius cowl!

catkids wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 6:23 AM

It's so hard to choose a favourite. I'm drawn to Sunrise, Mystic Moss and Zebra.

on Apr 7, 2012 6:06 AM

What an intriguing technique!

Zebra, please!

lindarumsey wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 6:03 AM

Zebra is the yarn for me!

Seakay wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 6:02 AM

delicious colours! Finally decided that Purple Passion is my favourite, closely followed by Zebra

Bonnielart wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 5:58 AM

Love the plum passion!

bonnielart12@yahoo.com

Monica@25 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 5:57 AM

Definitely the Plum Passion for me. What a beautiful yarn!

JillD@10 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 5:50 AM

Peacock Rendezvous is my choice. Gorgeous! And, aren't Barry and Laura just so interesting and fun!!

SusanC@69 wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 5:34 AM

I use variations of mitred knitting for afghans made from my scrap yarn.

KathStoneDog wrote
on Apr 7, 2012 5:25 AM

What a fantastic yarn!

Just off to look around the rest of their site :)

on Apr 7, 2012 5:20 AM

I love the Plum Passions. Looks like a wonderful program and will be contacting my local PBS stations to air.

Anonymous@2 wrote
on Apr 6, 2012 11:20 AM

This type of yarn is always so fascinating to work with. After much soul searching I managed to narrow it down to six out of the seven colorways, thenforced myself to choose  three finalists. and finally had to use  the random number generator, which picked Chocolate Bar.  I love being decisive!

thred wrote
on Apr 6, 2012 11:11 AM

The tape above was good however it did not show how to make a sweater joining the miters. This is what I am trying to learn. Thank you!

BarbaraF@3 wrote
on Apr 5, 2012 7:56 PM

Not sure if my last comment got posted.

BarbaraF@3 wrote
on Apr 5, 2012 7:55 PM

Haven't seen the show yet, but I'd love to win the yarn!  Favorite colors: jewel tones- blue, green, red.

AnnD wrote
on Apr 5, 2012 2:46 PM

That's some seriously wild looking yarn!  I rather like the Mystic Moss colorway.  Green & purple together, what could be better!

Turkishjade wrote
on Apr 5, 2012 6:54 AM

Boss technique.  Really interesting.

zainabY wrote
on Apr 5, 2012 12:36 AM

Woooow, look at the wonders of knitting. Is it astonishing how the simple act of wrapping and twisting a strand of acrylic/mohair/cotton/bamboo/wool around a stick of aluminium/plastic/bamoo can produce useful things AND be relaxing??  ....now I have the urge to finish that baby blanket...

dkegelmeyer wrote
on Apr 4, 2012 7:09 PM

Trendsetter's Rendezvous yarn looks really interesting, I think Peacock is my favorite color

Dkegelmeyer on ravelry

on Apr 4, 2012 5:28 PM

This is a very interesting videos.  I have just learned how to knit mitered squares a couple of weeks ago.  I would choose # 11 Plum Passion as the color of my yarn.  I love purples.

Mari@8 wrote
on Apr 4, 2012 10:36 AM

Learned so much from watching knitting daily! Auto record on tivo so I do not miss a show.  Mocha latte or moss my Colorado of choice today

artsyshell wrote
on Apr 4, 2012 10:31 AM

I love the small clutch they make.. perfect evening bag.  This yarn looks like it would be so much fun!  mmmm... Chocolate bar sounds good to me :)

RainTwist wrote
on Apr 4, 2012 6:53 AM

Very informative! I made my first mitered square last week, and this video added so much more to what I discovered by trying the technique. Thanks

DebinKann wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 10:41 PM

Beautiful yarns- love the Peacock!  Also enjoyed the video on mitered squares.

patmeteor@2 wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 9:14 PM

I can't decide whether I like Peacock or Mystic Moss better!  If I win, I think I'd like to try Mystic Moss.  I love mitered knitting--I made the Tamarix baby blanket for my granddaughter and love the way the squares fit together into a patchwork pattern with no seaming!

chevyrell wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 8:52 PM

i am loving the mystic moss and the peacock!!!

on Apr 3, 2012 8:37 PM

Really enjoyed this episode on mitered knitting. It's very helpful being able to watch how a particular stitch is done. Thank you.

on Apr 3, 2012 8:37 PM

Really enjoyed this episode on mitered knitting. It's very helpful being able to watch how a particular stitch is done. Thank you.

on Apr 3, 2012 7:28 PM

I would choose the Zebra to make a classy handbag that would be great to pair with so many outfits!

Thank you for sharing some of the Knitting Daily episodes on-line!  Our local television stations do not show it.

CatH@6 wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 6:48 PM

I love this technique and the yarn is fabulous!! Love the variations and textures. Barry and Laura are always great on the show!

Debi@16 wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 6:37 PM

I would love to win some yarn to make a mitered sweater for my grandaughter

JaniceW@6 wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 5:38 PM

nice presentation...mitered pieces are fun to work with!

dahartig wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 4:58 PM

I watched this episode on TV recently, because I wanted to learn how to do it.  It was much simpler than I thought. I hope to try it after I finsish several of the projects I have going.

rdejam wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 4:57 PM

Mystuc Moss.  It caught my eye immediately!  This yarn looks so cool and lucky me, my lys carries it.  Guess where I'm going tomorrow...  

Flo_over wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 4:46 PM

Tempt me to try this?  Yes you do!  And I want to sink my hands into Peacock soooo bad.  It's delicious looking.

MarciaK@6 wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 4:04 PM

I was intimidated by mitered knitting until I read "Domino Knitting" by Valerie Hoxbro - now I LOVE it, and I'm doing a blanket in squares of autumn colors... the double decrease in the middle makes them look more like fall leaves. I'd like to try Rendezvous in zebra colorway!

melnhardy wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 3:48 PM

I've always wanted to try mitered knitting, but have been intimidated.  After watching the video, I can see it looks easier than I thought and can't wait to give it a try!

rbuckvold wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 3:48 PM

Mitered squares are addictive!

sweetpurls wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 3:41 PM

Chocolate bar is my favorite. Thanks for such a nice giveaway.

BettyW wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 3:36 PM

Love the technique and the yarns. So many possibilities! Oh I forgot to add that I love the Plum Passion colorway.

BettyW wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 3:35 PM

Love the technique and the yarns. So many possibilities!

gerscott wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 3:13 PM

Sunrise would be my choice...I've had my eye on mitered squares for quite a while, maybe now's the time to dig in!  Thanks for the chance to win...

SherriN wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 3:13 PM

Peacock is my favorite.  But I like the Mocha also.

cloverdilly wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 2:37 PM

I am a new knitter and would live to learn a new technique and esp the yarn to try it with. Mystic Moss.

acrononymous wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 2:33 PM

The Peacock is my favorite, with the Plum Passion a close 2nd!

RosettaW wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 2:15 PM

I love seeing Barry and Laura on the show! They always give great info!

LisaM@7 wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 2:13 PM

I must admit to liking more than one, but Mystic Moss holds the most potential for me.

Thank you for the inspirational  video as well as the yarn giveaway.

hcgogan wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 2:11 PM

What interesting yarn.  I love the peacock or plum passion.  Looks like it would be fun to see how anything comes out with the color and texture changes.  Loved the Knitting Daily segment.  I've mitered in crochet, looks just as easy to knit a mitered corner.  Now what shall I make?

kmdespot wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 2:07 PM

Oh, the Mystic Moss is my favorite. Love the soft spring colors!

BeMyFullMoon wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 2:00 PM

The Chocolate Bar colorway is amazing!  I can't wait to try some mitered knitting myself.  I'd love to try it in crochet as well.