New in Store: Boku & Kudo December 15, 2011 – Posted in: New in Store

Plymouth Boku and Kudo arrived in store yesterday!  Both of these yarns remind people of Noro yarn because of the beautiful transitional colour changes in long line self-striping shifts.

Boku

Boku is a gorgeous wool/silk blend great for simple garments and accessories, entrelac, mitered squares, and felting!

95% Wool, 5% Silk
50 g
 / 99 yards
4 sts per inch on 4.5mm (US 7) needles

A quick look on Ravelry reveals several patterns which showcase this yarn to perfection. Here are a few examples.

  1. Binah Bokharan Kippah / Kufi / Pillbox Hat by Leslie TikkunTree
  2. Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole by Kathleen Power Johnson (Project / Photo credit: belgianwaffleknit)
  3. Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood (Project / Photo credit: E-I-OKnits)
  4. Boku Mitered Square Afghan by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio

Kudo

Kudo is a gorgeous wool-free sister to Boku in a slightly smaller gauge.

55% Cotton, 40% Rayon, 5% Silk
100 g / 198 yds 
4.5 sts per inch on 4.5mm (US 7) needles

Great for similar projects to Boku although not suitable for felting!

Project ideas from Ravelry:

  1. Long Entrelac Cardigan by Vanessa Ewing
  2. Kudo Knit Scarf by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio
  3. 28 Row Scarf by Lynn Ashton (Project / Photo credit: lmr)
  4. Linear by Kate Jackson

– Melissa