View Full Version : Yarn preference.... afghan

04-18-2006, 07:24 PM
Hello to All,

I am thinking about starting my first afghan. The pattern is calling for worsted weight (and a lot of it). What would you use? I heard a lot about Plymouth Encore. I need something that can be machine washed. Any suggestions would be appreciated. :D



04-18-2006, 07:26 PM
The reason you hear a lot about Plymouth Encore is because it's really a great yarn--machine washable and dryable, readily available, lots of colors and not horribly expensive.

04-19-2006, 08:10 AM
And it washes up even SOFTER than it feels on the skein! Go for the Encore!! :cheering:

04-19-2006, 09:14 AM
I have to vote for encore too. If you click on the little box in KK's signature you can see an afghan made of Encore.

04-19-2006, 10:21 AM
Encore :cheering: Encore :cheering: Encore :cheering:

04-19-2006, 10:35 AM
I can't get Encore here. :verysad: I use :oo: :hiding: :oo: RHSS or RH Comfort for afghans.

04-19-2006, 10:38 AM
:D I, too, vote for the encore

04-25-2006, 11:23 PM
Just an update: Where I live I have limited resources to different styles of yarn. But today I had to take a trip to the BIG CITY (not huge but bigger than the village I live in). I visited one yarn shop. All I have to say is OH MY GOODNESS! The choices are endless. I was able to get a feel of the Plymouth Encore. It's great. I can't wait to work with it.

Thanks for you help!


04-26-2006, 01:47 AM
im using encore worsted for my king sized blanket (what was i thinking??) and its really great knitting with it. tonnnnnnns of colors and right now, a huge selection of colors are on sale at http://www.yarn.com/

there is a 25.00 minimum, but the skeins are 3.49 each! (usually between 5.25 -6.00 depending on where you get it)