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Plymouth Yarn Encore

Plymouth Encore is a favorite machine washable wool blend for everything from kids' clothing to afghans and beyond! With many patterns available from Plymouth, Encore will fill your knitting needs. It is so versatile, it can be used as a substitute in your favorite pattern calling for a worsted weight yarn. Made in Turkey.

 

 

Content:
75% Acrylic/ 25% Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
100g/200yd
Gauge:
4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7-8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$5.99 skein Discountable
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Plymouth YarnEncore
 
4.7

(based on 389 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (279)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (93)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (328)
  • Machine washable (325)
  • Nice texture (300)
  • Dyed evenly (260)
  • Knits quickly (254)

Cons

  • Sheds (5)
  • Snags (4)
  • Twists up (3)
  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (202)
  • Sweaters (195)
  • Scarves (191)
  • Gloves (91)
  • Afghans (58)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (252), Parent (97), Artist (50), Collector (27), Novice (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (293), Yes (79)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best machine washable yarn!

Encore is my go-to yarn for everything that gets a lot of use and needs machine wash and dry - children's sweaters and hats, as well as afgans and pillow covers. It is wonderfully...Read complete review

Encore is my go-to yarn for everything that gets a lot of use and needs machine wash and dry - children's sweaters and hats, as well as afgans and pillow covers. It is wonderfully soft and not at all scratchy (something my grandson will not tolerate). The colors are vast and versatile. I have used both chunky and worsted weight. Both have been very successful!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Encore, by Plymouth Yarn

I have been knitting afghans for my granddaughter (and others) for many many years. She uses them as her "buddy" and I have probably given her on an average of...Read complete review

I have been knitting afghans for my granddaughter (and others) for many many years. She uses them as her "buddy" and I have probably given her on an average of one a year for more than ten years. (By the end of the year, they are pretty well ruined because she "fingers them.)
When I started with Encore, it was soft and rather fluffy. I feel the quality has deteriorated through the years to where it's not the soft yarn it used to be. I am reluctant to change yarns because it is so familiar to me now . . . and there are good qualities. I have knitted afghans with other colors which seem to be softer (or maybe they have gotten coarser by now) but white is definitely not what it used to be. Not sure I would recommend it to a friend.

Reviewed by 389 customers

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5.0

A can't do without yarn

By Eileen

from Lawrence, MA

About Me Collector, Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Afghans
  • Baby things
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Socks
  • Sweaters

Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

I uSe this for all kinds of baby items -- sweaters, blankets, booties, etc. it's machine washable, wears well, is available in almost every color you can imagine and is inexpensive to buy. Young moms throw things in the washing machine and items made with this holdup well!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Encore Yarn by Plymouth

By Long time knitter

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Enthusiast, Grandparent, Parent

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Reasonable price
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Children And Adult Sweate
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

    Have been making sweaters for children and grandchildren over the years and love Encore.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Prompt delivery

    By Fancyface in Ohio

    from Cleveland, Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

          Great price for Plymouth Encore worsted weight yarn. Order processed smoothly and delivered as promised. WEBS will certainly be referred to again for future projects.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Really pleased

          By Jimmy

          from Hudson Valley

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

              I rarely knit in acrylics but my friend asked me to knit her a set of golf club covers -- and, yes, you can find plenty of patterns for them. So we chose this yarn as it was the color and washability she wanted. They came out great! The yarn is easy to work with, shows good stitch definition and was just the right weight for this project. I would definitely use this again.

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              • No

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              4.0

              My Favorite Workhorse

              By Babs the Knitter

              from St. Paul, MN

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Crochets Quickly
              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Afghans
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                What I Love, LOVE, LOVE about this yarn is the nice drape and feel. It fools me into thinking that I'm knitting with a worsted wool. I feel safe giving someone a gift knit in Encore knowing that it will most likely end up in the washer (warm) and the dryer (HOT). I have received really nice compliments on the look of afghans that I've knit with Encore.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Love it

                By Phyllis

                from massachusetts

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                  i am making a baby blanket. I love the definition of the pattern this yarn makes. I love the weight, not to heavy not too light. Washable!!!!!!!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Wonderfully Bright Colors, Smooth Yarn

                  By Carol 808

                  from Honolulu, HI

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                    i love making wool-blend mittens, but the colors offered by the two yarn brands I have been regularly using are "grayed" and not bright colors -- good for teens and adults but not what I wanted for youngsters. Colors of this Encore yarn are bright and happy, fun to knit with and just right for kids.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    greatest yarn for kids sweaters ; easy wash and dry

                    By strickliesel

                    from hampton nh

                    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Grandparent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dyed Evenly
                    • Good quality
                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                      i made lots of sweaters, hats and goves for the kids and myself the sweaters i madwe 10 years ago are still in great shape and no pilling. it is my favorite yarn!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Love working with Encore

                      By busy grams

                      from Franklin, CT

                      About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dyed Evenly
                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                          My mother began afghan strips before she died in 1990. I am using black encore to join the primary color strips she knit. the finished afghan will go to my niece who has just been diagnosed with leukemia and non-hodgkins lymphoma. she can cuddle in her grandmother's, aunt's and her mother's (who is also working on the black strips) love while she recovers

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great yarn!

                          By Retta

                          from Troy, NY

                          About Me Parent

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hats
                            • Scarves
                            • Sweaters

                            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                            I really like this yarn. I have purchased it several times for sweaters, hats and scarves.

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                            • No

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