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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 518 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (375)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (119)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Machine washable (425)
  • Good weight (423)
  • Nice texture (392)
  • Dyed evenly (333)
  • Soft (332)

Cons

  • Sheds (6)
  • Coarse (5)
  • Snags (4)
  • Twists up (4)
  • Could be softer (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (262)
  • Sweaters (253)
  • Scarves (246)
  • Gloves (109)
  • Afghans (69)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (333), Parent (118), Artist (66), Collector (34), Novice (33)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (388), Yes (110)

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 518 customers

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5.0

An all-round great yarn

By Gran the Knitter

from St Louis, MO

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Even Thickness
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • No Knots
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

    I do a lot of knitting for myself and for family. Plymouth's Encore is the yarn that comes to mind when I need a good worsted yarn that comes in a wide range of colors. The colors are all clear, never muddy. Encore has a great "feel" to it, and is a pleasure to knit with. It gives good stitch definition and is excellent for patterning. I've never had a problem with finding knots or uneven places in the yarn. Just a great yarn.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    My favorite go to yarn

    By K

    from Spring tx

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Socks
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

      Baby blankets
      Very soft
      I have no negative comments on this product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Sandy

      from Wisconsin

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

          I'm making my son a Green Bay Packer Afghan.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Customer Service

          By Barbie

          from Fort Wayne, Indiana

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft
          • The Customer Service I Re

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

              The customer service I received was excellent beyond measure. I needed additional yardage, and it was located and sent to me in a timely fashion. I have now completed three scarves.....it works up so quickly, my original idea of making ONE, multiplied!!!!
              Knitting with your yarn makes me want to put up my Christmas tree NOW!!!! It is only August.
              Thank you for the excellent service!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect

              By Zia

              from Salem, NH

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                  Great stitch definition, crochets smoothly. Great for Aranwork.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Thanks!

                  By Aunty Jill

                  from Denver, CO

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                      I love Encore yarn and have used it for years, especially for sweaters for kids. It washes (and knits) up wonderfully!

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                      4.0

                      easy to find what I need

                      By Joyful Knitter

                      from Lincoln, NE

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • One Unexpected Knot

                      Best Uses

                      • Pieced Afghan

                      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                      great for pieced afghan, log cabin pattern

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      2.0

                      Encore by Plymouth Yarn review

                      By JS

                      from NEW YORK

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Great Stitch Definition
                      • Hides Mistakes
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Machine Washable

                      Cons

                      • Coarse
                      • Itchy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                        I purchased this yarn to make tubular striped (Harry Potter House) scarves for grandchildren age 10 and 8. I really never by acrylic yarn or acrylic blends (because I hate the plastic feel), but I have seen these kids throw scarves on the floor and walk on them to many times to spend any real money on these projects. The stitch definition is beautiful for this yarn. But I had to repeatedly soak these scarves in hair conditioner and while there is some improvement, they remain somewhat coarse and itchy.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Encore by Plymouth Yarn

                        By Bella

                        from Billerica, MA

                        About Me Avid Knitter, Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                          My preference is making sweaters and afghans. I made a sweater with this yarn and I enjoyed using it. It works up quickly and is forgiving of mistakes and works up nicely. I'd highly recommend it and would buy it again.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good basic yarn

                          By Sue

                          from Gunnison, CO

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Dyed Evenly
                          • Easy To Fix
                          • Good Weight
                          • Machine Washable
                          • Nice Texture
                          • No Knots In Middle
                          • Soft

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Afghans

                            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                            Encore washes great so good basic yarn for items that will get lots of use like afghans/kids items and so forth.

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                            • No

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