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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 7 skeins $5.99
  • 0456 Spiced Pumpkin In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
  • 1033 Medium Lavender In Stock 37 skeins $5.99
  • 1233 Greenhouse In Stock 38 skeins $5.99
  • 0029 Pastel Pink In Stock 19 skeins $5.99
  • 0054 Kelly Green In Stock 39 skeins $5.99
  • 0133 Royal In Stock 22 skeins $5.99
  • 0146 Natural In Stock 25 skeins $5.99
  • 0149 Light Blue Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
  • 0174 Claret In Stock 23 skeins $5.99
  • 0194 Light Grey Heather In Stock 22 skeins $5.99
  • 0208 White In Stock 30 skeins $5.99
  • 0215 Light Yellow In Stock 31 skeins $5.99
  • 0217 Black In Stock 20 skeins $5.99
  • 0240 Oatmeal In Stock 33 skeins $5.99
  • 0256 Cream In Stock 31 skeins $5.99
  • 0389 Grey Heather In Stock 12 skeins $5.99
  • 0515 Wedgewood In Stock 24 skeins $5.99
  • 0598 Colonial Blue In Stock 23 skeins $5.99
  • 0658 Blue Heather In Stock 21 skeins $5.99
  • 0670 Teal Heather In Stock 42 skeins $5.99
  • 0678 Green Grey In Stock 5 skeins $5.99
  • 0848 Navy In Stock 38 skeins $5.99
  • 1382 Gold In Stock 19 skeins $5.99
  • 1384 Grape In Stock 27 skeins $5.99
  • 1386 Bright Red In Stock 29 skeins $5.99
  • 1444 Brown Heather In Stock 25 skeins $5.99
  • 1445 Burnished Heather In Stock 34 skeins $5.99
  • 1446 Meadow Heather In Stock 31 skeins $5.99
  • 6001 Cocoa In Stock 20 skeins $5.99
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Plymouth YarnEncore Chunky
 
4.4

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

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 (60), 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 72 customers

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5.0

Love encore

By David fan

from Tampa Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Handle
  • Feels Soft
  • Washes Beautifully

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Drapery Cardigan

    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

    Easy to care for. Very reasonably priced. Beautiful colors.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Versatile, soft, and a joy to knit.

    By The Knitting Fool

    from Traverse City, MI

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great For Any Pattern Cal

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Hats Sweaters Warm Scar

    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

    I have used this yarn for many years and the children's products have been passed down and around. Machine washes and dries without fading, pilling, changing shape.a great all around yarn. Love it.

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    • No

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    5.0

    I have bought this yarn again

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    By Adrian

    from White Oak, PA

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    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

    This yarn consistently provides what I need for beautiful afghans. The colors blend very nicely, the bulky nature of the yarn allows projects to fly. This yarn is machine wash/dry, making it very practical as well.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great for afghans!

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    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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    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

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    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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    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

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        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

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          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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