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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
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  • 170 Spruce - New! In Stock 45 skeins $5.29
  • 187 Brown Black - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 195 Red - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 197 Orange, Green - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 198 Orange, Yellow, Green - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 2000 Teal, Magenta - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 2002 Magenta, Purple - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 67 Yellow Green In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 81 Lavender In Stock 9 skeins $5.29
  • 78 Monarch Red In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 84 Deepest Teal In Stock 2 skeins $5.29
  • 97 Majestic Blue In Stock 16 skeins $5.29
  • 98 Red Apple In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 180 Chocolate In Stock 41 skeins $5.29
  • 181 Spring Rose In Stock 17 skeins $5.29
  • 307 Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 314 Blue Violet In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 319 Lilac In Stock 19 skeins $5.29
  • 329 Soft Brick In Stock 10 skeins $5.29
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Ella RaeClassic Wool
 
4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (22)
  • Dyed evenly (18)
  • Nice texture (14)
  • Knits quickly (10)
  • Soft (7)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Felting (13)
  • Sweaters (11)
  • Hats (9)
  • Scarves (6)
  • Gloves (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Artist (5), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25), Yes (3)

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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4.0

Great basic go-to yarn

By Captain Hook

from Olympia, WA

Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

It's not the softest worsted weight yarn I've ever used, but the resulting knitted fabrics handwash up much softer than the yarn feels in the hand, the color range is wonderful, and the price is hard to beat. I especially love the soft heathery colors for more traditional-looking knitting. I'm not big on garish modern colors that look dated after one year's wear!

I haven't worn Ella Rae Classic/Heathers next to the skin. We layer against wind and rain here in the coastal PNW, so a cotton base layer is always in place, including for watch caps/balaclavas. So I can't speak to how "scratchy" it feels...and anyway that varies from person to person.

I'd like to say thank you to WEBS for the review feature of the site. I learn so much from other reviewers!

For instance, the Texas knitter who showed photos of her socks made from Ella Rae Classic--I generally make crocheted socks from German sock yarn, since we like our socks thicker here in the wet and muddy PNW. I find knitted fingering/sock yarn socks too flimsy for wear inside field, hiking, or work boots. I'm going to try a pair of knitted socks with ERC/ERCH! It's a sturdier yarn and should do the job very well. Thanks, reviewer!

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5.0

Excellent wool to felt!

By Thatshats

from Nampa Idaho

About Me Artist, Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Hats

    Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

    Truly felts beautifully! Love this yarn!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Classic Wool by Arellano Rae

    By Marianne

    from Florida

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

        Nice quality and great value.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Truly classic

        By Oma

        from Seattle WA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

          Making a classic Aran sweater and it knits up very well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          I would purchase this again. lightweight yet dense.

          By AKWynne

          from Maine

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Hats
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

            Beautiful colors.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Arrived as quickly as possible. Always excellant service from this company.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good match

            By Traveling Mom

            from Lexington, KY

            About Me Novice

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

              I ordered an additional skein of this yarn to be able to finish a sweater I started two years ago. The new one was not the same dye lot but is so close that it will to be noticed. The sweater I am making is cabled and the yarn allows the cables to pop. I have enjoyed working with it as it tolerates frogging and thinking yet it is soft enough that I will be able to wear the sweater without a shirt under it. I would buy this yarn again for another project.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Good Basic Worsted Wool

              By mannemo

              from Tucson, AZ

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

                Good basic worsted weight wool. Nice color selection.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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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

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice basic - "classic" is right

                  By Mr. T

                  from Sunnyvale, CA

                  About Me Enthusiast

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                  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

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                    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

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