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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.

 

 

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 19 skeins $5.99
  • 0456 Spiced Pumpkin - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
  • 1033 Medium Lavender In Stock 30 skeins $5.99
  • 1233 Greenhouse In Stock 34 skeins $5.99
  • 0029 Pastel Pink In Stock 45 skeins $5.99
  • 0054 Kelly Green In Stock 38 skeins $5.99
  • 0133 Royal In Stock 28 skeins $5.99
  • 0146 Natural In Stock 36 skeins $5.99
  • 0149 Light Blue Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
  • 0174 Claret In Stock 32 skeins $5.99
  • 0194 Light Grey Heather In Stock 28 skeins $5.99
  • 0208 White In Stock 31 skeins $5.99
  • 0215 Light Yellow In Stock 40 skeins $5.99
  • 0217 Black In Stock 31 skeins $5.99
  • 0240 Oatmeal In Stock 25 skeins $5.99
  • 0256 Cream In Stock 34 skeins $5.99
  • 0389 Grey Heather In Stock 32 skeins $5.99
  • 0515 Wedgewood In Stock 22 skeins $5.99
  • 0598 Colonial Blue In Stock 26 skeins $5.99
  • 0658 Blue Heather In Stock 44 skeins $5.99
  • 0670 Teal Heather In Stock 46 skeins $5.99
  • 0678 Green Grey In Stock 26 skeins $5.99
  • 0848 Navy In Stock 32 skeins $5.99
  • 1382 Gold In Stock 19 skeins $5.99
  • 1384 Grape In Stock 27 skeins $5.99
  • 1386 Bright Red In Stock 28 skeins $5.99
  • 1444 Brown Heather In Stock 25 skeins $5.99
  • 1445 Burnished Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
  • 1446 Meadow Heather In Stock 28 skeins $5.99
  • 6001 Cocoa In Stock 35 skeins $5.99
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Plymouth YarnEncore Chunky
 
4.3

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (12)
  • Washable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • AFGHANS (7)
  • Sweaters (7)
  • Hats (6)
  • Scarves (4)
  • Sweater (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (57), Yes (8)

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

 

Soft but sheds horribly

I purchased 18 skeins of this yarn in Meadow Heather to knit a blanket. It came out beautifully...until I washed it (according to directions). It now pills and sheds...Read complete review

I purchased 18 skeins of this yarn in Meadow Heather to knit a blanket. It came out beautifully...until I washed it (according to directions). It now pills and sheds horribly--there are red (yes, red: I presume from the "heather" aspect?) pills all over our house, and thus clothes, and it is only getting worse with each wash. I am seriously considering throwing the blanket away, which makes me extremely disappointed.

Reviewed by 69 customers

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5.0

Great for afghans!

By Adrian

from White Oak, PA

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Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

The yarn is soft and warm. Given its bulky nature, it works up fast (I am working on knitted and crochet afghans with this yarn). The colors are vibrant and they blend together well. I love the fact that there is some wool in the yarn and that it can be machine washed and dried.

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  • No

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4.0

My go-to yarn for projects that need to be tough

By Wendy's Boyfriend James

from Raleigh, NC

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breatheable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Durable
  • Good Price
  • Knits Easily And Quickly
  • Machine Washdry
  • Soft
  • Warm

Cons

  • Splits

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

I do a LOT of charity knits, mainly hats and scarves for a local homeless outreach program, and Encore and Encore Chunky are the foundation of that work. They're machine washable, durable, warm but breathable and dry quickly -- which is a major concern for those who may be living in the rough. And for a higher end yarn, the price is friendly for such work, especially if you can find it on sale (or if you order enough to qualify for the discount). The same qualities that make it uniquely suited to my work also make it excellent for children's items.

If there is a down side to this yarn, it is that the heathered colors tend to be a little bit "splitty". Hardly the worst I've encountered, but enough to make it worth noting.

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  • No

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5.0

i love the colors works good on my floor loom james.

By james rugs

from dalton ga

Verified Buyer

Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

floor loom (rugs)

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  • No

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4.0

Encore Chunky

By M J

from Gardena CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Array Of Colors
  • Easy To Use
  • Reasonably Priced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Afghans
    • Children's Sweaters

    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

    have used Encore for several sweaters for women and children. Knitting a baby blanket.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Encore chunky

    By grammy

    from atkinson, NH 03811

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Texture

    Cons

    • Many Knots 1 Had 2 Knts

    Best Uses

      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

      1 skein had 2 knots only 1 yard apart. also my last order was just under $100. No free shipping and no discount. I am looking for another yarn company.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nice and soft!

      By himalayaneyes

      from Orlando, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Color Is Beautiful
      • Has A Good Amt Of Stretch
      • Very Soft Very Spongy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • I Used It In A Sweater

        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

        I really enjoyed using this yarn in my project. My stitches were beautifully uniform, and the knitted fabric was very soft and lofty.

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        • No

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        5.0

        This yarn is a work horse!

        By Kobwan

        from Hull, MA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

        While I am certain this yarn can be used for many types of projects, I tend to love it for afghans, and blankets. It washes great and I love to give a gift that will have easy care...

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Service, Fast Delivery & Good Yarn

        By ElissaKnits

        from Montclair, NJ

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        Pros

        • Good Service
        • Quality Yarn
        • Really Fast Delivery
        • Well Priced Yarn

        Cons

        • No

        Best Uses

        • Blanket
        • Poncho
        • Sweater

        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

        I really like this chunky yarn. It's part wool and acrylic, I happen to like this combo because I'm allergic to pure wool. The yarn is soft and holds the shape of the garment well. I really enjoy working with this yarn, it is good quality for a good price. A good alternative to yarn you would find at Michaels or other mass yarn retailers.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Encore Chunky Yarn

        By sunnyrobin

        from Freeland, MI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Encoreyarn

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basket
          • Yarn

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

          I suppose the yarn is good, I don't knit. My sister does. She will be making a yarn basket for me. My problem came with your web site. I wanted to pay for the yarn but have the yarn shipped to my sister who lives in a different city.
          I was unable to do that on your site. Please consider adding this feature of shipping to a different address. Thanks

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          • No

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          5.0

          I love this yarn

          By Loves to knit

          from St. Augustine, FL

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

          The yarn just 'feels' good when you are knitting, beautiful stitch definition. I really like ordering from this company, my order always come quickly and accurately.

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          • No

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