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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
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Plymouth YarnEncore
 
4.7

(based on 289 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (206)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (244)
  • Machine washable (236)
  • Nice texture (223)
  • Soft (187)
  • Dyed evenly (186)

Cons

  • Sheds (4)
  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (145)
  • Hats (143)
  • Scarves (136)
  • Gloves (69)
  • Afghans (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (182), Parent (69), Artist (35), Novice (22), Collector (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (214), Yes (61)

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

 

Light for worsted

Using for sampler afghan, not the kind of thing you can do a swatch for, and have to order more because the squares are working up smaller than they should with worsted weight...Read complete review

Using for sampler afghan, not the kind of thing you can do a swatch for, and have to order more because the squares are working up smaller than they should with worsted weight yarn. Good thing I have plenty of time. Would classify this as light worsted at most. A little rough, but otherwise ok for things that need to be easy care and can use a gauge swatch.

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5.0

Satisfied Customer

By Francie

from Columbus, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Baby Afghan
    • Scarves

    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

    The soft aqua color is lovely, and the yarn is easy to handle.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Yarn at your doorstep

    By Long time knitter

    from Soquel, CA

    About Me Long time knitter, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Afghans
      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

      First of all, the yarn delivery to my doorstep made getting my project started so easy. If you have the color code then ordering is quick, shipping cost is reasonable, and a few days later the yarn arrives. Next, I love the colors and the fact that it's washable but looks like wool. Encore yarn has worked for my Christmas afghans this year, and my only problem is settling on colors since the choices are so numerous.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Affordable, lovely yarn!

      By lindacdb1

      from Texas

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Knots Within Skeins

      Best Uses

        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

        Have made several afghans and sweaters from this yarn - knits up beautifully and very soft. Washes like a dream.

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        • No

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        5.0

        good prompt service from Webbs

        By Ann

        from Ann arbor, michigan

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

          have used Encore, mainly for hats, for many years. It knits up beautifully.
          Because Encore is made in Turkey, I'm going to try USA made Perfection by Kraemer. Haven't used it yet.

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          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great Go To Yarn

          By crocheting Mom of ten

          from western ny

          About Me Fiber Artist, Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Kid Friendly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • Definitely Not Luxurious

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

          This is a great all purpose yarn. It has a much nicer feel than an entirely acrylic yarn. The wool makes a big difference in warmth as well. You really can wash it and just toss it in the dryer. That's why I love using it for children's items.

          Service and delivery comments:

          It arrived in a timely manner, but I absolutely hate paying for shipping. If this site offered free shipping, I'd order a lot more often. Maybe it's good they don't.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Hard wearing yarn

          By Knitting constantly

          from Wenatchee WA

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good value
          • Good Weight
          • Great colors
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Afghans
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Shawls
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

            Great yarn for kids sweaters and hats because it is machine washable. It is a nice blend of acrylic with enough wool for us fiber lovers.

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            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Encore

            By Martha

            from Spring Hill TN

            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Afgans
              • Afghans
              • Hats
              • Kids
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

              I love Encore for a basic inexpensive yarn. It has a little bit of wool which gives it a nice feel. It's very soft and knits up beautifully. It comes in a large variety of colors. It is great for kids items and afghans. It's easy to care for by just throwing it in the wasing machine.

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              • No

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              5.0

              great yarn

              By joan

              from maryland

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                sweater for my grandson who is 18 and hard to buy for.

                Service and delivery comments:

                very good

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Encore yarn

                By Mimi

                from Cheshire, CT

                About Me Enthusiast, Intermediate knitter, Senior Citizen

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Appearance
                • Nice Texture
                • No Knots Joining The Yarn
                • No shedding
                • No Splitting Of The Yarn
                • No Unraveling
                • Plymouth Yarn Company
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Afghans
                  • Gloves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                  I buy alot from Webs and the Yarn Basket in Branford, Connecticut. Your colors are beautiful. I love to work with the yarn because it is comfortable and the finish product is excellent.
                  I stay with a good thing.....

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  3.0

                  Light for worsted

                  By grrrlgeek

                  from Chicago IL

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Machine Washable

                  Cons

                  • Works Up Small

                  Best Uses

                  • Projects For Heavy Use

                  Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                  Using for sampler afghan, not the kind of thing you can do a swatch for, and have to order more because the squares are working up smaller than they should with worsted weight yarn. Good thing I have plenty of time. Would classify this as light worsted at most. A little rough, but otherwise ok for things that need to be easy care and can use a gauge swatch.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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