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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
  • 139 Grey/rose Heather - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 183 Royalty Blue - New! In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 193 Taupe - 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 50+ 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 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 140 Autumn Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 141 Pale Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 164 Pale Orchid In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 181 Spring Rose In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 184 Plum Island In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 307 Periwinkle In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 314 Blue Violet In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 319 Lilac In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 337 Wineberry In Stock 37 skeins $5.29
  • 322 Bronze In Stock 11 skeins $5.29
  • 329 Soft Brick In Stock 50+ skeins $5.29
  • 2001 Purple/orange/yellow Heather In Stock 40 skeins $5.29
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Ella RaeClassic Wool
 
4.1

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (15)
  • Dyed evenly (12)
  • Nice texture (8)
  • Knits quickly (6)
  • Easy to fix (3)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Felting (10)
  • Sweaters (5)
  • Hats (3)
  • Scarves (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (9), Artist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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.

Reviewed by 23 customers

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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

    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

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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.

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    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 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.

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      Workhorse yarn

      By Traveling Mom

      from Lexington, KY

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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

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            nice versatile yarn

            By Ruth

            from NY

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

                  I've made two pairs of felted slippers using this yarn so far and they've both come out very nice. Just bought more for the same use. If you're looking for a decent worsted wool, this is it. Color selection I s excellent, been happy with all 7 I have ordered thus far.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE IT

                  By spydr

                  from manchester nh

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Felting

                    Comments about Ella Rae Classic Wool:

                    I used the yarn to make big felted mitts

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                    • No

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