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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
 
4.0

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (24)
  • Good weight (20)
  • Knits quickly (19)
  • Soft (13)
  • Dyed evenly (11)

Cons

  • Slippery (3)
  • Snags (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (17)
  • Scarves (16)
  • Hats (5)
  • Skirts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (18), Artist (7), Novice (4), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful Yarn

I am using Captiva to knit PERN. Yes, the yarn is slippery, but I find a Ziplock bag takes care of that. Every once in awhile I take the time to open the...Read complete review

I am using Captiva to knit PERN. Yes, the yarn is slippery, but I find a Ziplock bag takes care of that. Every once in awhile I take the time to open the bag and rewind whatever has come loose. It makes a big difference. I also bought another color and will be using it on another Berroco pattern. So many patterns, it's hard to choose

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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.

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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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    (1 of 1 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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      1.0

      Captiva Disappoints

      By micki

      from Silver Spring, MD

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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      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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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      more beautiful than the pictures!

      By ps28vs7

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Shimmers In Direct Light
      • Shiny

      Cons

      • Slippery

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Skirts

      Comments about Berroco Captiva:

      This yarn is stunning! I love how it knits up. It has crisp stitch definition and fabulous drape. The photos don't do it justice, as the silk gleams in direct sunlight.The only thing I don't like is how slippery the yarn is. I would recommend hand winding it into balls to avoid catastrophe.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Captiva

      By Peas5kids

      from Hunt Valley, MD

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Captiva:

        Just got started but I think it is exactly what I wanted.

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        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Elegant!

        By Noni knits

        from Oceanside, Ca

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Captiva:

          I am knitting Berroco's Sweater, Void

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Beautiful Yarn, Horrible Hanks

          By macmsg52

          from Park Ridge, IL

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Hanks Were Impossible

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Berroco Captiva:

          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.

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          • No

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