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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 $5.29 skein
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  • 332 Regal Violet In Stock 17 skeins $5.29
  • 337 Wineberry In Stock 48 skeins $5.29
  • 322 Bronze In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
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  • 314 Blue Violet In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 319 Lilac In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 307 Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 31 Bright Red In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 84 Deepest Teal In Stock 31 skeins $5.29
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Ella RaeClassic Wool
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (11)
  • Dyed evenly (8)
  • Nice texture (7)
  • Knits quickly (5)
  • Hides mistakes (3)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Felting (9)
  • Sweaters (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this yarn!

By Xansnana

from Rochester, NY

About Me Collector

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Felt
  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting

    Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

    I used this wool for felting and it came out beautiful!

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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Felting Yarn

    By cdlang

    from Montrose, CO

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    Pros

    • Good Weight

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

    • Felting

    Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

    A little coarse for items next to skin. Perfect for felting. I made felted slippers and they were perfect.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Workhorse yarn

    By Traveling Mom

    from Lexington, KY

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    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

      I am using this yarn to make a cabled pullover. It has great stitch definition and makes my cables pop. It might not be the best to wear next to the skin but I will be wearing something under the sweater. It comes in great lengths and at a good price.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Pretty nice workhorse wool yarn

      By chemlady

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

          I used this to make a worsted weight shawl. The yarn is a nice color. Not super soft, but nice enough. It's a nice yarn for the price.

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          • No

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          5.0

          nice versatile yarn

          By Ruth

          from NY

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

                I've made two pairs of felted slippers using this yarn so far and they've both come out very nice. Just bought more for the same use. If you're looking for a decent worsted wool, this is it. Color selection I s excellent, been happy with all 7 I have ordered thus far.

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                • No

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                5.0

                LOVE IT

                By spydr

                from manchester nh

                About Me Collector

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting

                  Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

                  I used the yarn to make big felted mitts

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                  • No

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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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  scratchy

                  By fitlinda

                  from broken arrow, ok

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                  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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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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                    • No

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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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