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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 during 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
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Plymouth YarnEncore
 
4.7

(based on 484 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (351)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Machine washable (399)
  • Good weight (397)
  • Nice texture (366)
  • Dyed evenly (315)
  • Soft (311)

Cons

  • Sheds (6)
  • Snags (4)
  • Twists up (4)
  • Could be softer (3)
  • Stretches (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (251)
  • Sweaters (236)
  • Scarves (234)
  • Gloves (107)
  • Afghans (67)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (308), Parent (113), Artist (63), Collector (32), Novice (32)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (362), Yes (103)

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.

Reviewed by 484 customers

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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

About Me Enthusiast, Novice

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Price
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves

    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great yarn for afghans

    By Grandma

    from Mundelein, IL

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Knit With
    • Good Weight
    • Keeps It's Shape
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Could Be Softer

    Best Uses

    • Afghans
    • Hats
    • Scarves

    Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

    My go-to yarn for afghans as it keeps its shape, is easy to knit, and the colors keep their vibrancy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Very happy with the yarn and the service!

    By Grandma Dinie

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

      I use Plymouth Encore yarn to knit hooded baby sweaters. Everyone
      raves about them and the softness of the washable yarn.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Love it!

      By Kristi

      from Grand Rapids, MI

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Sheds

      Best Uses

      • Afghan

      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

      I have used Encore for many afghans - I usually double the yarn with a size 13 needle.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      I love Encore!

      By KLC

      from Indianapolis

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

          This is my fourth blanket with Plymouth Encore yarn. The yarn knits or crochets nicely, friendly on the hands, and machine washable. I love the color options. I will use this yarn again.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          great buy

          By Grandma

          from Vermont

          About Me Grandmother

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Practical
          • Reasonably Priced
          • Soft

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Mittens
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

          Great for children who do not particularly take care of their knitted garments, or those who throw everything in the washing machine

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great for Charity Knitting

          By NaiNai

          from North Carolina

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Great When You Don't Know
          • Machine Washable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Afghans
            • Hats

            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

            I use Encore worsted for afghans for wounded warriors. It has great range of colors and is easy care.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Plymouth Encore

            By eww

            from San Mateo, CA

            About Me Enthusiast, Lifelong Knitter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Afghans

              Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

              I use Encore to make Lapghans for cancer patients.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              very nice soft yarn, good for afgans

              By carolyn

              from lenexa ks

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Color Not Same

              Best Uses

              • Afgans

              Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

              soft yarn good for afgans

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Old Standby

              By Love to Knit

              from Hudson, FL

              About Me Enthusiast, Live To Knit Person

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • My "go To" Yarn
              • Nice Texture
              • Perfect For Afghans
              • Soft

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Afghans
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

              This is part of my "always on hand" stock.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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