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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.

 

 

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 397 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (284)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (331)
  • Machine washable (330)
  • Nice texture (304)
  • Dyed evenly (266)
  • Knits quickly (258)

Cons

  • Sheds (5)
  • Snags (4)
  • Stretches (3)
  • Twists up (3)
  • Unravels (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (206)
  • Sweaters (196)
  • Scarves (195)
  • Gloves (91)
  • Afghans (58)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (258), Parent (99), Artist (51), Collector (29), Novice (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (299), Yes (81)

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 397 customers

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4.0

Versatile and easy to use.

By Knit-wit Carol

from Sonoma County CA

About Me Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Lots Of Nice Colors
  • Machine Washable

Cons

  • Not Super Soft

Best Uses

  • Jackets And Hats For Kids
  • Lap Blankets

Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

I really use a lot of this yarn. It's easy to work with, has lots of colors and is affordable. I love that it's washable, since parents of small children do not have time to hand wash their kids' clothing and I don't want my hard work to be ruined in a washing machine.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great price, great yarn!

By Cynthia

from West Bloomfield, MI

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

      Great yarn to work with. Color is exactly as pictured. Very happy with the yarn and price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Encore! Encore.

      By Sandy

      from Milford Ct.

      About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Grandparent, Parent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

        This is one of my go-to yarns when I need gloves or hats or afghans and want something warm.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        Nice, but expected better quality

        By Timsjl

        from Tehachapi CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Stretches

          Best Uses

          • Hats

          Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

          I used this for a Xmas stocking. I love the stretch. I used #3 needles instead of the recommended size and the stitch size came out exactly what I wanted. Because of the stretchiness I didn't need to hold a lot of tension on the yarn as I would have with other yarns. I was disappointed with the unevenness of the yarn. Some thin and thicker areas. But for this purpose it was okay.

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          • No

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          5.0

          great yarn for washable knitting

          By Knitwit 44

          from Charlottesville, VA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

            I have made 8 Christmas stockings this year and all turned out very nicely. Sturdy and the colors are true.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Perfect!

            By Dinglejen

            from Duluth, MN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blanket

              Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

              I made a blanket with this, and it turned out beautifully! You can't beat Plymouth Yarn for the quality and price!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Not as soft as I throught it would be

              By Old lady

              from Salt lake city, utah

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                Scarf, hat. Colors are great and for the fiber is good. Not as soft as I wanted.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Great product

                By skatinggrandinggrandma

                from Parker, Co

                About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Itermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • And Worsted For Baby Prod
                • I Love Encore Chunky For
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Knotted In The Skeins

                Best Uses

                • Afghans And Baby Products
                • Scarves

                Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                Chunky good weight for afghans worsted for baby afghans. Prefer encore due to wool content that
                helps product hold it's shape.
                Do not like that way to many times yarn is pieced together by tying knots, need to undo to have a smooth blanket, etc.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                A can't do without yarn

                By Eileen

                from Lawrence, MA

                About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Afghans
                • Baby things
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Socks
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                I uSe this for all kinds of baby items -- sweaters, blankets, booties, etc. it's machine washable, wears well, is available in almost every color you can imagine and is inexpensive to buy. Young moms throw things in the washing machine and items made with this holdup well!

                Service and delivery comments:

                As always, fast service and exactly what I ordered!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Encore Yarn by Plymouth

                By Long time knitter

                from Cleveland, OH

                About Me Enthusiast, Grandparent, Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Children And Adult Sweate
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Plymouth Yarn Encore:

                  Have been making sweaters for children and grandchildren over the years and love Encore.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Love finding Encore on sales at various times.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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