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Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky

Plymouth Encore Chunky is the same versatile, dependable yarn as Encore, in a bulky weight that knits up at 3.5 sts/inch. With three thick plies, in a huge range of gorgeous colors, Encore Chunky is the yarn you'll reach for when you want to make fast, cozy projects for colder temperatures. Made in Turkey.

Note: Color #1445 Burnished Heather is not due back in stock until mid-January, 2015.

 

Content:
75% Acrylic/25% Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Gentle, Tumble Dry Low
Weight/Yardage:
100g/143yds
Gauge:
3.5 sts = 1" on US 10
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
$5.99 skein Discountable
  • 0999 Dark Burgundy In Stock 37 skeins $5.99
  • 0029 Pastel Pink Backordered $5.99
  • 0054 Kelly Green In Stock 27 skeins $5.99
  • 0133 Royal In Stock 31 skeins $5.99
  • 0146 Natural In Stock 8 skeins $5.99
  • 0149 Light Blue Heather In Stock 22 skeins $5.99
  • 0174 Claret In Stock 26 skeins $5.99
  • 0194 Light Grey Heather In Stock 34 skeins $5.99
  • 0208 White In Stock 32 skeins $5.99
  • 0215 Light Yellow In Stock 32 skeins $5.99
  • 0217 Black In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
  • 0240 Oatmeal In Stock 23 skeins $5.99
  • 0256 Cream In Stock 27 skeins $5.99
  • 0389 Grey Heather In Stock 40 skeins $5.99
  • 0450 Honeydew Melon In Stock 23 skeins $5.99
  • 0515 Wedgewood In Stock 14 skeins $5.99
  • 0598 Colonial Blue In Stock 26 skeins $5.99
  • 0658 Blue Heather In Stock 33 skeins $5.99
  • 0670 Teal Heather In Stock 13 skeins $5.99
  • 0678 Green Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
  • 0848 Navy In Stock 24 skeins $5.99
  • 1232 Sage In Stock 15 skeins $5.99
  • 1382 Gold In Stock 34 skeins $5.99
  • 1384 Grape In Stock 39 skeins $5.99
  • 1386 Bright Red In Stock 42 skeins $5.99
  • 1444 Brown Heather In Stock 35 skeins $5.99
  • 1445 Burnished Heather Backordered $5.99
  • 1446 Meadow Heather In Stock 19 skeins $5.99
  • 6001 Cocoa In Stock 46 skeins $5.99
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Plymouth YarnEncore Chunky
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • AFGHANS (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Loved this yarn

    I used this yarn for a mens hat and it came out perfectly! Husband is extremly happy.

    I used this yarn for a mens hat and it came out perfectly! Husband is extremly happy.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pretty color, but not enough...

    I bought this yarn in Meadow Heather to make an adult sized throw. Despite ordering six or seven skeins, I'm worried I won't have enough. I suppose I should have paid more attention...Read complete review

    I bought this yarn in Meadow Heather to make an adult sized throw. Despite ordering six or seven skeins, I'm worried I won't have enough. I suppose I should have paid more attention to the gauge size, but the yarn arrived to be less chunky than expected, and not as soft to boot. Nevertheless, the color is beautiful, and I hope that I can find a way to make the yarn last long enough to complete it.

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    3.0

    Average at best

    By Maggie Mae

    from Baltimore, MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • price

    Cons

    • Weight Varied By Color

    Best Uses

    • Baby Blanket

    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

    The colors were nice, the price was good, but I wasn't happy with the plastic/acrylic feel while knitting. The yarn was more worsted weight than chunky, although that varied by color. The gray and yellow were between a heavy worsted and a chunky weight, while the while felt more worsted weight.

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    • No

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    5.0

    SUPER!!!

    By Queenofkats

    from Knoxville, TN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to knit with
    • Great Colors
    • Great In Washer And Dryer
    • I Love Encore Chunky
    • It Makes Wonderful Afghan

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • AFGHANS
      • Shawls

      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

      Wonderful yarn. See pros listed above.Queenofkats

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      • No

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      5.0

      A Keeper

      By Love to Knit

      from Alameda, CA

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      Pros

      • Good colors
      • Machine washdry
      • Nice handle
      • True To Weight
      • Warm and cozy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accessories
        • Kids Items
        • Men's items

        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

        I used this yarn to make slippers for my husband, and it worked beautifully. He loves them!
        Nice to work with, nice to wear.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Pretty color, but not enough...

        By Tisbury

        from Louisiana

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Color

        Cons

        • Thinner than expected

        Best Uses

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

          I bought this yarn in Meadow Heather to make an adult sized throw. Despite ordering six or seven skeins, I'm worried I won't have enough. I suppose I should have paid more attention to the gauge size, but the yarn arrived to be less chunky than expected, and not as soft to boot. Nevertheless, the color is beautiful, and I hope that I can find a way to make the yarn last long enough to complete it.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Wonderful yarn

          By Crocheter

          from Ventura, ca

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • excellent drape
          • Perfect weight
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweater
            • Vests

            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

            Great yarn. Good combination of softness and weight.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Pretty good for a mostly-acrylic yarn

            By Erika

            from Central PA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice color
            • Nice feel
            • Soft
            • Washable

            Cons

            • Synthetic

            Best Uses

            • Baby Blanket

            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

            I ordered the color "gold" for a round baby blanket in a sun pattern, and for that it is perfect: pretty and bright (true to picture), easy care, and fast-knitting. I've been pleasantly surprised at the cushyness of the yarn giving the high acrylic content. It has a nice "roundedness" as I knit, and is nice and soft. I've mostly sworn off synthetic yarns, but it's much more practical for a baby blanket given the need for frequent, easy-care washings. Maybe acrylics have evolved a bit? If you view it at an angle up close, you can see those shiny glints that reflect off of synthetic fibers, and I wonder a little if it will pill, but all in all, I'm happy with the choice. Plus the cost is hard to beat.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A must have for every knitter's stash!

            By yarn-yakker

            from New Brunswick, Canada

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great selection of colors
            • Is Not Splitty
            • Nice and soft

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters Hats Mittens

            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

            I am working on a chunky sweater and really enjoying knitting with this yarn! It knits up fast and is as smooth as butter to work with!

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Love the colors offered

            By copperknits

            from Pembroke, MA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

                  While I am still learning how to read patterns, this yarn has been very forgiving, with all of my tear outs. I would buy this yarn again.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Pretty standard

                  By Meg

                  from new york, NY

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

                        A bit...sproingy for my taste, even compared to other acrylic blends and pure acrylics I've used. My floppy hat will not flop, but springs back up to a point. Good color range is probably the biggest plus. I think this would be ok for bigger items like sweaters and scarves, which allow for more drape.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Happily surprised

                        By Tempeh

                        from Chattanooga, TN

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                        Pros

                        • Color palette
                        • Stitch definition
                        • Washable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Accessories
                          • Childrens Clothing
                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

                          My first purchase of Encore Chunky impresses me. It is soft and has a nice hand without much of the acrylic feel. Very comfortable next to skin and I'd readily use it for baby clothes and children's sweaters. Love the variety of colors available.

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