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Plymouth Yarn Boku

Boku is a lovely self-striping wool and silk blend with long colorways and gradual color shifts. Think lovely garments and fun, felted objects. Made in Taiwan.

Content:
95% Wool/5% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/99yd
Gauge:
4 sts = 1" on US 7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$6.49 skein $3.29 skein
SORRY, THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Plymouth YarnBoku
 
3.6

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (39)
  • Knits quickly (34)
  • Nice texture (25)
  • Dyed evenly (19)
  • Hides mistakes (17)

Cons

  • Coarse (19)
  • Sheds (5)
  • Snags (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (24)
  • Scarves (20)
  • Sweaters (20)
  • Felting (12)
  • Gloves (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (32), Artist (16), Collector (5), Parent (5), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a FUN yarn!

This a a FUN yarn to work with!

We are now into our fourth afghan, each featuring multiple colors of BOKU - just gorgeous! This project has been taken on...Read complete review

This a a FUN yarn to work with!

We are now into our fourth afghan, each featuring multiple colors of BOKU - just gorgeous! This project has been taken on by me and my colleagues as a fundraiser for four years in a row. Each time, the afghan has turned out to look unlike any before, and equally stunning. We are rewarded with a wonderful response when the bidding happens!

As an aside, I fell in love with the unique self-striping BOKU features and chose to knit myself a skirt! "Knitting a skirt?!" my brother in-law questioned.... ABSOLUTELY!! It is one of my fun and funky go-to outfits and is fun show off!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beautiful end product; yarn is fragile

This yarn makes beautiful colorways, but is coarse and very fragile. The yarn broke even while winding it by hand into a ball.

This yarn makes beautiful colorways, but is coarse and very fragile. The yarn broke even while winding it by hand into a ball.

Reviewed by 57 customers

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4.0

would buy it again

By franann

from central,NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Boku:

    I knit for charity so always looking for good yarn on sale . Boku fit the bill.
    Nice to work with and good colors. Wish I could afford more. Loved it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Beautiful colors!

    By woodwoman

    from Orono, ME

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    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Boku:

      LOVE the color blends -- made a hat for my adult son and he loved the stripes. Wish the yarn were a little softer, but maybe it will improve on that aspect after a few washes. Nice yarn -- nearly always happy with Plymouth yarns.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Love it!

      By lmac

      from New Mexico

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • So Lovely To Knit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Boku:

        Nicest project (beret) I've made in a while

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Boku is great!

        By Rosebudnlw

        from Warriors Mark, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Boku:

          I have one cardigan from this yarn and get compliments every time I wear it. I bought this lot to make a Lizard Ridge Afghan and a Twisty Spiral Scarf.

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          5.0

          nice!

          By maryse

          from venice fl

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Boku:

            I used 5 skeins to knit a 77" long scarf, 12 " wide. It went really fast. I want to congratulate WEBS for the speedy delivery!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            3.0

            Beautiful colors, but prone to felting

            By Rachel

            from San DIego, CA

            Pros

              Cons

              • Coarse

              Best Uses

                Comments about Plymouth Yarn Boku:

                I am surprised at the amount of people commenting about the yarn breaking. I made two shawls and used a total of 24 skeins without a single problem. Maybe I just got lucky! The yarn is quite coarse, but softens a bit after gentle washing. However, I handwashed as recommended and my shawl came out somewhat felted which was very disappointing. Also, the colors were a bit muddied after washing.

                Like other reviewers have said, there are bits of hay or something in the yarn that are quite uncomfortable to encounter. Be careful if you use this yarn.

                As much as I enjoy the colors, I can't say I'd recommend this yarn or use it again.

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                • No

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I've made some gorgeous knitted items at a low cost.

                By O.C.

                from Euclid, Ohio

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                Pros

                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Plymouth Yarn Boku:

                  I've made a gorgeous wrap for my husband to wear when he's writing novels and feeling chilly. I've also made a few infinity scarves and hats. Everyone loved my gifts. It's not quite as soft as some of the more expensive yarns but even expensive yarns like Noro aren't always super soft. It's not scratchy and it looks lovely.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love this yarn!!!

                  By Josie

                  from Portland, OR

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                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Boku:

                    I knit several cowls with the popcorn stitch and they were soooo well received as gifts. The colors are yummy and are so varied it's easy to find something to wear the cowls with.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Great color, hand :"just ok"

                    By tropical knitter

                    from Hawaii

                    About Me Artist, Collector

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                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats

                      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Boku:

                      Not my favorite yarn. The hand isn't great, it's a little bit rough. Wouldn't work well for kids as it wouldn't -in my estimation-hold up to a lot of washing. Colors are great, though.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great yarn. Too bad it's being discontinued

                      By Mamaknits

                      from St Louis

                      About Me Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Hides Mistakes
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Felting
                        • Gloves
                        • Hats
                        • Scarves
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Boku:

                        I sell a lot of hand knits and make fingerless gloves from the Boku. It sells out at every show. So sad to see it discontinued. Wonderful colors.

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                        • No

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