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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
  • 183 Royalty Blue - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 67 Yellow Green - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 81 Lavender - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 28 Darkest Purple In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 31 Bright Red In Stock 41 skeins $5.29
  • 78 Monarch Red In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 97 Majestic Blue In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 112 Maroon Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 138 Olive Heather In Stock 32 skeins $5.29
  • 140 Autumn Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 141 Pale Green Heather In Stock 4 skeins $5.29
  • 164 Pale Orchid In Stock 40 skeins $5.29
  • 181 Spring Rose In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 307 Periwinkle In Stock 7 skeins $5.29
  • 314 Blue Violet In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 319 Lilac In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 337 Wineberry In Stock 14 skeins $5.29
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Ella RaeClassic Wool
 
4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (17)
  • Dyed evenly (14)
  • Nice texture (9)
  • Knits quickly (8)
  • Easy to fix (4)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Felting (10)
  • Sweaters (7)
  • Hats (4)
  • Scarves (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11), Artist (3), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Favorite yarn for heavier socks

I knit mostly 100% wool socks, worsted-weight for personal use and wear such socks every day. This yarn is economical, durable, attractive (many color choices), holds color after many hand-washings, holds...Read complete review

I knit mostly 100% wool socks, worsted-weight for personal use and wear such socks every day. This yarn is economical, durable, attractive (many color choices), holds color after many hand-washings, holds shape well after multiple washings (requires no blocking), consistent from color to color in weight/gauge, and the foundation of my sock-knitting for past several years (have used other brands/types as well.) When used in striped socks, there's no "bleed" from one color to another during/after washing as there is with some other (much more expensive) yarns.

Not so hot: Rare instances (not every ball...<1 in 10) of uneven yarn diameter (loose "fluff" more often than thin spot), or ball mended with a knot somewhere in the 200 yards. However, neither has been a problem in socks so far.

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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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5.0

Simply Beautiful

By Long Time Knitter

from Pasadena, CA

About Me Collector, Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

    A good work-horse yarn in stunning colors. I purchased this yarn during the sale and don't have any regrets.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice basic - "classic" is right

    By Mr. T

    from Sunnyvale, CA

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

      I knitted a cardigan out of this yarn. Wore it for the first time today! Very happy with this yarn.

      Service and delivery comments:

      quick and accurate delivery, product arrived in excellent condition.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      2.0

      Color Intensity

      By Woman in Stitches

      from warwcik, ny

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Color Description

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

        The color said periwinkle. It's reall y much darker than that. I used it anyway, and it is lovely, but I would order a shade lighter next time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        This is a wonderful yarn for felting.

        By Lanzra

        from Syracuse NY

        About Me Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight

        Cons

        • Shows All My Mistakes

        Best Uses

        • Felting

        Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

        I felted several bags with this yarn and was very pleased with the results. It felts quickly and made a dense fabric That does not show the stitches.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Scratchy splitty unwinds

        By CTDamsel

        from CT

        About Me Artist

        See all my reviews

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight

        Cons

        • Coarse
        • Unravels

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats

        Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

        I made two shawls. The color is lovely as is the stitch definition. However it is very scratchy so I would not recommend wearing near skin.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Favorite yarn for heavier socks

        By OldGrayMare

        from TX

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durability Socks
        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight

        Cons

        • Rare Uneven Yarn Thicknes

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Socks

        Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

        I knit mostly 100% wool socks, worsted-weight for personal use and wear such socks every day. This yarn is economical, durable, attractive (many color choices), holds color after many hand-washings, holds shape well after multiple washings (requires no blocking), consistent from color to color in weight/gauge, and the foundation of my sock-knitting for past several years (have used other brands/types as well.) When used in striped socks, there's no "bleed" from one color to another during/after washing as there is with some other (much more expensive) yarns.

        Not so hot: Rare instances (not every ball...<1 in 10) of uneven yarn diameter (loose "fluff" more often than thin spot), or ball mended with a knot somewhere in the 200 yards. However, neither has been a problem in socks so far.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 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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          (2 of 2 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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          See all my reviews

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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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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