For Spring 2009, Plymouth introduced a new cotton/rayon/silk blend yarn with beautiful striping- KUDO. Much like its winter cousin- BOKU- this yarn’s subtle transitioning from one color to another is intriguing.
When setting the gauge for KUDO, I went with a somewhat looser look to allow the yarn to drape softly. The garments knitted in this yarn work so well at this gauge- producing body hugging with the tighter fitting garments, and draping with the capes and shawls. I had a shop owner tell me recently that several of her customers were knitting the Clapotis (see Knitty.com for the pattern) with KUDO because it would drape the shoulders so lovingly.
KUDO is available in 8 colors. The designs for KUDO are so fast & easy to knit that you can easily whip up a top for this summer, and make it do double duty as a layering piece this fall. You will glow in the colorful fabric this yarn produces.