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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 20 skeins $5.99
  • 1033 Medium Lavender - New! In Stock 25 skeins $5.99
  • 1233 Greenhouse - New! In Stock 26 skeins $5.99
  • 0029 Pastel Pink In Stock 33 skeins $5.99
  • 0054 Kelly Green In Stock 29 skeins $5.99
  • 0133 Royal In Stock 24 skeins $5.99
  • 0146 Natural In Stock 8 skeins $5.99
  • 0149 Light Blue Heather In Stock 39 skeins $5.99
  • 0174 Claret In Stock 35 skeins $5.99
  • 0194 Light Grey Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
  • 0208 White In Stock 30 skeins $5.99
  • 0215 Light Yellow In Stock 48 skeins $5.99
  • 0217 Black In Stock 3 skeins $5.99
  • 0240 Oatmeal In Stock 50+ skeins $5.99
  • 0256 Cream In Stock 38 skeins $5.99
  • 0389 Grey Heather In Stock 22 skeins $5.99
  • 0450 Honeydew Melon In Stock 36 skeins $5.99
  • 0515 Wedgewood In Stock 34 skeins $5.99
  • 0598 Colonial Blue In Stock 14 skeins $5.99
  • 0658 Blue Heather In Stock 33 skeins $5.99
  • 0670 Teal Heather In Stock 42 skeins $5.99
  • 0678 Green Grey In Stock 39 skeins $5.99
  • 0848 Navy In Stock 34 skeins $5.99
  • 1382 Gold In Stock 40 skeins $5.99
  • 1384 Grape In Stock 31 skeins $5.99
  • 1386 Bright Red In Stock 36 skeins $5.99
  • 1444 Brown Heather In Stock 16 skeins $5.99
  • 1445 Burnished Heather In Stock 28 skeins $5.99
  • 1446 Meadow Heather In Stock 39 skeins $5.99
  • 6001 Cocoa In Stock 29 skeins $5.99
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Plymouth YarnEncore Chunky
 
4.3

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • AFGHANS (7)
    • Sweaters (6)
    • Hats (5)
    • Scarves (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (31), Yes (4)

    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 38 customers

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    4.0

    Great for fast knitting

    By Ann the knitter

    from Denver, CO

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Color
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine-washable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • AFGHANS

      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

      Great for quick knits, good colors,

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Perfect Match

      By NOMN Grandma

      from Outing, MN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Perfect Match For My Proj

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

          I've used this yarn for shawls and baby blankets
          It's soft and warm. Parents love it as it's washable.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Perfect. Needed it pronto and it came in 2 days.
          So thankful.

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          • No

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          3.0

          good "middle of the road" yarn

          By mafrie

          from NC

          Pros

          • Colors vibrant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • AFGHANS
            • Hats
            • Sweaters
            • Toys

            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

            This isn't really as bulky as I'd expected but for average use it's quite serviceable. Colors are vibrant and it washes well. For an average priced yarn it's adequate but does feel very much like an acrylic man made fiber. (For colorful amigurumi dolls it would be quite nice.) I made a sweater using larger size 13 needles which resulted in a product that felt airy and light, but next item I will probably use smaller needles so the stitches lay better. All in all a nice, serviceable product.

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            • No

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            5.0

            What I was looking for

            By Greenman

            from Burbank, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good For Weaving
            • Strong
            • Works Up Fast And Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sitting Rug For Homeless
              • Squares For Bed Pad

              Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

              This is an excellent yarn for charitable crafting because it is sturdy, looks good, and has a reasonable price. It is a pleasure to use it.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Easy to knit with

              By Frugal Knitter

              from Manassas Park, VA

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • feels nice

              Cons

              • Boring colors

              Best Uses

              • AFGHANS
              • Hats
              • Scarfs
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

              nice bulky yarn that knits up very well. Easy to knit with - no splitting, twisting, or tension issues. Just wish there were a more dynamic range of colors.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nice yarn

              By Craftydevil

              from NEPA

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good color selection
              • Nice Texture
              • Nice to knit with
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

                  Used this to make an ombré shawl the colorations work out wonderfully.

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                  • No

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Soft but sheds horribly

                  By Disappointed Afghan Knitter

                  from Washington, DC

                  Pros

                  • Soft
                  • True To Weight

                  Cons

                  • Pills
                  • Sheds

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    One of the best!

                    By PattiT

                    from Saugus, MA

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • price
                    • quality

                    Cons

                    • Color selection

                    Best Uses

                    • Crochet
                    • Hats

                    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

                    This is one of the best workhorse yarns out there. Plymouth has continued to produce a great quality chunky yarn and I love that WEBS has made it available for a great price! I only wish there was more of a color selection.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent quality

                    By Laker

                    from Canandaigua, NY

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

                          My granddaughter will love the color.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Prefer Cascade Chunky

                          By nhPauls

                          from New Hampshire

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Ok For Price

                          Cons

                          • Don't Care For The Feelin

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky:

                            I'm making Christmas Stockings and I like the feel of the yarn, the colors are great, plus their is a nice little shine.

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