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Berroco Captiva

Berroco Captiva is a machine-washable yarn that is a matte cotton with a polyester/acrylic wrap. This yarn has a great sheen and drapes beautifully. Made in Italy.

Content:
60% Cotton/23% Polyester/17% Acrylic
Care:
Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/98yds
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 8; 4 sc = 1" on US 8-H
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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BerrocoCaptiva
 
4.1

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (27)
  • Good weight (23)
  • Knits quickly (22)
  • Soft (14)
  • Dyed evenly (13)

Cons

  • Slippery (3)
  • Snags (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (19)
  • Sweaters (18)
  • Hats (5)
  • Skirts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (22), Artist (8), Novice (4), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lovely drape, soft, great texture,

I usually hate knitting with cotton yarn, but I have loved the Captiva by Berroco. It's smooth and easy to knit with, it doesn't split and hasn't been rough on my hands. It's...Read complete review

I usually hate knitting with cotton yarn, but I have loved the Captiva by Berroco. It's smooth and easy to knit with, it doesn't split and hasn't been rough on my hands. It's a flat shape, which has made it fast to knit with and it stays put on my needles. I made a lovely Spring/Summer A-line shirt with lace detailing on the neck and the metallic shine on the pear color made this shirt just pop! I've had tons of compliments and several offers to purchase the top. It's gorgeous and I love the drape and shine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beautiful Yarn, Horrible Hanks

I would not recommend this yarn, in spite of the fact that I found it easy to work with ONCE it was in usable form, and the finished scarf I made was lovely....Read complete review

I would not recommend this yarn, in spite of the fact that I found it easy to work with ONCE it was in usable form, and the finished scarf I made was lovely. Simply because all of the 4 hanks I purchased were snarled rats nests... this is AFTER I unwound, untied and laid flat... the resulting large loop was a series of intertwined loops that were impossible to separate. It took as long to untangle this mess as to knit my item. This is a yarn for looks rather than feel. Not ok for baby items. It has beautiful stitch definition and a glossy textured look. Lovely colors. No splitting, easy to spot a mistake. What a shame. 5 star yarn in 0 star form. But I would not reward Berroco for this abominable presentation by buying again.

Reviewed by 33 customers

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4.0

lovely to handle and drapey

By czecher

from Nova scotia

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • A Knot In Every Skein
  • Encountered A Knot In Eve

Best Uses

  • Dressy Evening Cover-up
  • Scarves

Comments about Berroco Captiva:

This yarn knits up into a lovely, dressy fabric. I'm making a poncho type cover-up, and this is just the yarn I was looking for.

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  • No

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5.0

Great yarn for lace

By Jane

from Burlington VT

About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Overly-ambitious Knitter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Am Making A Lace Chuppah
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lace
    • Scarves

    Comments about Berroco Captiva:

    As noted above I am knitting a chuppah for my August wedding. Using size 10 needles and pattern is combination of stocking knit and lace. This yarn is perfect for the result I was looking for. It knits up easily and has a beautiful drape. The shine on the yarn is a nice element.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Beautiful Results

    By Determined Knitter

    from Durango, CO

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Knits Quickly

    Cons

    • Stiff During Knitting

    Best Uses

      Comments about Berroco Captiva:

      The yarn seems to be of good quality. It is stiff and will fall off the needle if you not careful. The stitch definition is good and shows special stitches well. I'm anxious to see how the yarn will drape when worn. Hope it doesn't remain as stiff after washing.

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      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Lovely drape, soft, great texture,

      By Tastingblue

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Captiva:

        I usually hate knitting with cotton yarn, but I have loved the Captiva by Berroco. It's smooth and easy to knit with, it doesn't split and hasn't been rough on my hands. It's a flat shape, which has made it fast to knit with and it stays put on my needles. I made a lovely Spring/Summer A-line shirt with lace detailing on the neck and the metallic shine on the pear color made this shirt just pop! I've had tons of compliments and several offers to purchase the top. It's gorgeous and I love the drape and shine.

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        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Love This Yarn

        By The Dog Lady

        from Tweed, Ontario

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Captiva:

          So glad I found this yarn. Since Berroco Seduce was discountinued was on the hunt for a similar yarn, and found it in Captiva. This yarn has great draping characteristics and keeps it shape.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Berroco Captiva is captivating

          By Peggy

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • Can Be A Bit Hard To Keep
          • Gauge Issues

          Best Uses

          • Skirts

          Comments about Berroco Captiva:

          Bought this yarn specifically to make a skirt. It was the recommended yarn in the pattern. It has a nice feel and drape, doesn't appear to wrinkle easily and is machine-washable. I actually went back and bought it in another color to make a second skirt - that should tell what I think of this yarn!

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Captiva is Captivating

          By Peggy

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Enthusiast, Practical Knitter

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • May Hurt The Hands
          • Need To Pay Attention To

          Best Uses

          • Anything That Drapes
          • Scarves
          • Skirts

          Comments about Berroco Captiva:

          Bought this to make a skirt. I like the color and feel of the yarn and it has a nice drape that will show well in garments. You will need to stretch your hands when working with this (as with any cotton!) and you will need to pay attention to your gauge and how you form stitches, since this yarn is a bit unforgiving to those with sloppy stitches.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Shine

          By B

          from Georgia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • Snags
          • Twists Up

          Best Uses

            Comments about Berroco Captiva:

            Great contrast of matte and shine. Choose stitch pattern carefully since yarn is more a flat tape with substance. Use a yarn bra since yarn springs off ball. (Center pull was not the solution.)

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Captiva Disappoints

            By micki

            from Silver Spring, MD

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

            • Slippery
            • Slips Off Needles Often
            • Twists Up
            • Unravels
            • Unruly
            • Won't Stay In A Ball

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Berroco Captiva:

            This yarn was called for by a pattern I wished to try. From the beginning it was unruly, snarled repeatedly, slid of the needles, dropping stitches quickly down the ladder. Preparing it on a yarn winder was almost impossible--kept slipping down and off. Balling it by hand was a little better when done in small balls and placed in a zip-locked baggy. Also hard to maintain gauge. I've been knitting for over 7 decades snd this is undoubtedly the most difficult yarn I've ever used.

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            • No

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful to work with!

            By NanoZee

            from Staten Island, NY

            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Doesnt Work Up Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Captiva:

            I'm knitting a lovely summer sweater. It is a soft, silky, shimmery yarn which complements the pattern; however, since the yarn is finer than I'm used to, it's taking longer than I thought to complete the project.

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