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Ella Rae Classic & Classic Heathers

Ella Rae Classic & Classic Heathers comes in an amazing array of solid and heathered colors. This worsted weight 100% wool yarn is great for felting and is super-warm! Made in Romania

Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/219yds
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$7.99 skein $4.59 skein
  • 122 Ironside Grey In Stock 23 skeins $4.59
  • 326 Rich Fuschia In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 97 Majestic Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 73 Tumbleweed Pink In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 78 Monarch Red In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 331 Fun Jade In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 332 Regal Violet In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 337 Wineberry In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 322 Bronze In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 324 Cherry Grove In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 325 Cool Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 327 Grape Vine In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 329 Soft Brick In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 314 Blue Violet In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 319 Lilac In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 307 Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 31 Bright Red In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 190 Midnight Charcoal In Stock 39 skeins $4.59
  • 138 Olive Heather In Stock 30 skeins $4.59
  • 84 Deepest Teal In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 106 Red In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 112 Maroon Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
  • 140 Autumn Heather In Stock 37 skeins $4.59
  • 141 Pale Green Heather In Stock 29 skeins $4.59
  • 158 Yellow Green Heather In Stock 42 skeins $4.59
  • 172 Deep Denim In Stock 33 skeins $4.59
  • 178 Red Brown In Stock 36 skeins $4.59
  • 179 Steel In Stock 48 skeins $4.59
  • 180 Chocolate In Stock 11 skeins $4.59
  • 182 Teal In Stock 29 skeins $4.59
  • 85 Midnight Blue In Stock 28 skeins $4.59
  • 87 Forest Green In Stock 50+ skeins $4.59
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Ella RaeClassic Wool
 
4.0

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (7)
  • Nice texture (6)
  • Dyed evenly (5)
  • Knits quickly (5)
  • Hides mistakes (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting (5)
    • Sweaters (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Value Worsted Weight Wool

    I made a sweater using the rosewood heather and the color is lovely. It knits up well and shows nice stitch definition. I would say the drape is average for wool (neither too...Read complete review

    I made a sweater using the rosewood heather and the color is lovely. It knits up well and shows nice stitch definition. I would say the drape is average for wool (neither too stiff nor very loose) and the wear (pilling) is average. I would definitely reommend it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not Bad for the Price

    Some of the comments I read on this yarn said it was softer than Cascade 220. I have some of that, and I disagree -- I think the Cascade is a fair bit...Read complete review

    Some of the comments I read on this yarn said it was softer than Cascade 220. I have some of that, and I disagree -- I think the Cascade is a fair bit softer than this. The Ella Rae is, however, fuzzier.

    I was a little concerned when I got the yarn that the texture wouldn't be nice enough, but when I showed it to my husband, who will be the ultimate recipient of the sweater, he said "I like it! It feels nice and sturdy!" Make of that what you will. It was enough to convince me to keep it, in any case.

    I will say that the texture improves once it's knit up into fabric. However, I find it a bit hard on the hands to work with, which is not a problem I often have.

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    3.0

    Not Bad for the Price

    By Kristen

    from Tuscaloosa, AL

    About Me Experienced knitter

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight

    Cons

    • Coarse
    • Hard On The Hands

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

    Some of the comments I read on this yarn said it was softer than Cascade 220. I have some of that, and I disagree -- I think the Cascade is a fair bit softer than this. The Ella Rae is, however, fuzzier.

    I was a little concerned when I got the yarn that the texture wouldn't be nice enough, but when I showed it to my husband, who will be the ultimate recipient of the sweater, he said "I like it! It feels nice and sturdy!" Make of that what you will. It was enough to convince me to keep it, in any case.

    I will say that the texture improves once it's knit up into fabric. However, I find it a bit hard on the hands to work with, which is not a problem I often have.

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    2.0

    scratchy

    By fitlinda

    from broken arrow, ok

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

    • Felting

    Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

    Arrived quickly.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent quality yarn.

    By gjkay

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Avid Reader, Knitting enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweater Vest

      Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

      The yarn has a nice feel on the hands, and the knitted fabric is lovely. I love the soft heather shading.

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      4.0

      Love this yarn!

      By knit every day

      from caldwell, nj

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Obsessive knitter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Hard But Not Coarse
      • Nice Texture
      • Stitch definition

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

        I am knitting a fisherman's type cabled sweater with this yarn and find the weight just right. There is plenty of lanolin in the wool to keep the texture enjoyable, but i'm not sure I would want this next to my neck, for instance.

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        4.0

        Happily surprised

        By Prairie Toller

        from Manitoba, Canada

        About Me Enthusiast

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

          So far I am very happy with this yarn although I was a bit worried at first that it would be scratchy. Now that I'm nearly done knitting my sweater I don't think it will feel very course and I'm really looking forward to the finished product. Very good stitch definition and the guage is a little smaller than most worsted yarns but that works well for me.

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          4.0

          Excited to use

          By Harry

          from La Crosse, WI

          About Me Knitter, Retired

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

            Beautiful color

            Service and delivery comments:

            Very prompt delivery

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Felting Wool

            By Carmen Bling

            from Summit Point, WV

            About Me Experienced Crafter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Felts Well
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly

            Cons

            • Thins Occasionally

            Best Uses

            • Felting

            Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

            Great color selection is available with this product.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Classic Wool by Ella Rae

            By Slow and steady

            from West Bloomfield, MI

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Fabric
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Afghans
              • Felting

              Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

              I purchased this yarn to make several different squares to be sewn together to make an afghan. I have a thing for 'real' yarn--that is, not super-wash. Although typically coarse, it knits up to result in a nice fabric that is softer than you might think. Even so, I am considering lining one side of the afghan with some sort of soft fabric, e.g., flannel. One other item is that if you occasionally puncture the yarn with your needle, it doesn't recover so well. I think post-blocking everything will look fine, but thought this worth mentioning.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It feels like real wool

              By Kirby

              from Surprise, AZ

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

                scarfs/lap blanket/shawl

                It feels like real wool

                They do not have enough vibrant colors. I would buy more.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Felts beautifully

                By Woolgatherer

                from Yakima, WA

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Felting

                    Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

                    I'm sure this would be a nice yarn for many other uses, too, but I love it for felting. Like Woolpak, it felts with a beautiful subtle curly texture -- just the best!

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