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Cotton Stripes

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 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.

Try it!

Kudo Topper 1601

Kudo Topper 1601

Kudo Shrug 1610

Kudo Shrug 1610

Kudo Capelet 1609

Kudo Capelet 1609

1 Comment so far
  1. by Tammy

    On April 8, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I recently purchased the KUDO yarn and pattern #1601. I found there was a pattern correction and printed it. I was wondering which needle am I to begin with. The pattern calls for size 6 & 8. Do I begin with #8 and use #6 only at the end of the directions when it speaks of knitting around the armholes? I can’t wait to get started, but am confused about the directions. Thank you!

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