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Plymouth Yarn Encore

Plymouth Encore is a favorite machine washable wool blend for everything from kids' clothing to afghans and beyond! With many patterns available from Plymouth, Encore will fill your knitting needs. It is so versatile, it can be used as a substitute in your favorite pattern calling for a worsted weight yarn. Made in Turkey.

This yarn is in our Anniversary sale in both April and May!

 

Content:
75% Acrylic/ 25% Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
100g/200yd
Gauge:
4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7-8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$5.99 skein $4.19 skein
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Plymouth YarnEncore
 
4.7

(based on 345 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (247)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (291)
  • Machine washable (287)
  • Nice texture (265)
  • Dyed evenly (231)
  • Knits quickly (223)

Cons

  • Sheds (5)
  • Snags (4)
  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (181)
  • Sweaters (173)
  • Scarves (166)
  • Gloves (80)
  • Afghans (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (221), Parent (83), Artist (42), Novice (26), Collector (23)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (258), Yes (71)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best machine washable yarn!

Encore is my go-to yarn for everything that gets a lot of use and needs machine wash and dry - children's sweaters and hats, as well as afgans and pillow covers. It is wonderfully...Read complete review

Encore is my go-to yarn for everything that gets a lot of use and needs machine wash and dry - children's sweaters and hats, as well as afgans and pillow covers. It is wonderfully soft and not at all scratchy (something my grandson will not tolerate). The colors are vast and versatile. I have used both chunky and worsted weight. Both have been very successful!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Encore, by Plymouth Yarn

I have been knitting afghans for my granddaughter (and others) for many many years. She uses them as her "buddy" and I have probably given her on an average of...Read complete review

I have been knitting afghans for my granddaughter (and others) for many many years. She uses them as her "buddy" and I have probably given her on an average of one a year for more than ten years. (By the end of the year, they are pretty well ruined because she "fingers them.)
When I started with Encore, it was soft and rather fluffy. I feel the quality has deteriorated through the years to where it's not the soft yarn it used to be. I am reluctant to change yarns because it is so familiar to me now . . . and there are good qualities. I have knitted afghans with other colors which seem to be softer (or maybe they have gotten coarser by now) but white is definitely not what it used to be. Not sure I would recommend it to a friend.

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5.0

I love this yarn for kids and afghans.

By bonknit

from PA

About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Novice, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

    It's great for gifts for busy people who don't hand wash kids' clothes or afghans

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Nice yarn!

    By Posey

    from Newton, MA

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

      Knitted a lovely casual pullover. Loved the smooth appearance when done. Great choice of colors and right price! Haven't found anything to complain about yet.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      I love having a washable wool for afghans

      By Pam

      from San Diego

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

          I loved working with this yarn. A wide variety of colors and a beautiful finished product.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great yarn!

          By Dona

          from Salisbury, MD

          About Me Crocheter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boot Cuffs

            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

            I used this yarn to make a pair of boot cuffs. The grey color & fibers made them look like they were made of wool but since it is not wool, can be washed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Encore - My "GO-TO" yarn.

            By Katy Rae

            from Bluffton, SC

            About Me Avid knitter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Soft But Durable

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Afghans And Scarves

            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

            I have bought hundreds of skeins of Encore Worsted thru the years. Made more than 50 afghans for friends - usually hold two strands for my afghan pattern. I love it. Have used other products, but come back to Encore.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            A sturdy perennial

            By knitaround

            from Los Angeles CA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Afghans
              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

              Encore is a reliable product, especially useful for afghans and scarves that will be laundered (we hope) with some frequency. Thus, scarves for collegians, afghans for dog owners, etc.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              new Parents Love It!

              By Katmomma

              from Ingleside, IL

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Could be softer
              • Socks Pill After Several

              Best Uses

              • Double Stranded Baby Blan
              • Hats
              • Socks

              Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

              New parents love it; babies don't quickly outgrow baby stroller blankets and it is washable. Comes in so many great colors; there are lots of color combinations that work great together. Also great for beginning knitters.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              My Go-To Worsted Weight

              By Cindy

              from Iowa

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                As a sock knitter mainly, I don't use a lot of worsted weight yarn. When I do, it's usually for a requested hat, scarf or mittens and Plymouth Encore is my first choice.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Customer service is always available and extremely helpful. I have contacted them more than once with questions like: I'm looking for a yellow/gold to make my son an Iowa Hawkeye Scarf, could you suggest a color in Plymouth Encore? They reply promptly and have been spot on every time I don't want to rely on my computer monitor.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Perfect for baby sweaters

                By Jane Eyrehead

                from Northern California

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy Care--great For Gift
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                  I use this for baby sweater gifts, because I have given 100% wool sweaters that got boiled into potholders in a washing machine.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Plymouth encore worsted

                  By Debbie

                  from Wall, NJ

                  About Me Enthusiast, Novice, Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Black Marks On White
                  • Too many knots

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                    I've been using this yarn for many years and this is the first time I wasn't 100% happy with the product. Several skeins had too many knots and looked what to be black streaks within the off white yarn. All other skeins were fine and to my satisfaction.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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