Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Written by Cia Abbott Bullemer on 5/2/13
Let’s knit something that we can work up quickly. And in the end have a nice accessory that can be worn on a nice summer evening, or carried along for that blasting air conditioning indoors. And then lo and behold you will find it is your “go-to” accessory for all seasons.
I know this for a fact because I made one of these about 2 years ago with Kudo. And I seriously wear it all year long. Even if the reasoning is to just spruce up your color for the day, or to ward off that chill at the back of the neck. And there is inevitably always a nice comment by someone every single time I wear it.
This one in the pattern is made out of a new colorway # 61, I adore. Get outside the box and find your favorite Kudo color. My first one I made was out of # 47. Cheerful, huh? It only takes ONE ball and pretty mindless – but not brainless- to knit. I always love knitting this stitch, Half Linen Stitch. It lays beautifully, it is fun to work, and not as much work as seed stitch or the sand stitch. But almost the same motion.
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F505 Kudo Half Linen Cowl
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Sunday, May 17th, 2009
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.
Kudo Topper 1601
Kudo Shrug 1610
Kudo Capelet 1609