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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 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (21)
  • Good weight (18)
  • Knits quickly (16)
  • Soft (12)
  • Dyed evenly (10)

Cons

  • Slippery (3)
  • Snags (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (16)
  • Scarves (15)
  • Hats (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Artist (6), Novice (4), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty 4 Summer

I knit the Palladio summer pullover as it appeared in the new 2012 summer booklet. I am overall please with the finished sweater. It has nice drape, especially the sleeves. I changed the...Read complete review

I knit the Palladio summer pullover as it appeared in the new 2012 summer booklet. I am overall please with the finished sweater. It has nice drape, especially the sleeves. I changed the front neckline to a scoop neck - better for me. At gauge, the finished fabric is a bit see-thru so I may have to wear a cami underneath. The yarn has no stretch at all but ribbing helps the fit.

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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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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

    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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    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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    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

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      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

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        • 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Good for Hot Weather Knitting

        By JanetD

        from Rhode Island

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Captiva:

          Used for Berroco pattern Merle. Very easy to work with, finished sweater looks and feels great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Beautiful Yarn

          By The Yarn Lady

          from Tacoma WA

          About Me Collector, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Sheds
          • Slippery

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Soft Clingy Shrugs
          • Sweaters
          • Vests

          Comments about Berroco Captiva:

          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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          • No

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          5.0

          It is simply beautiful.

          By dif3

          from New Jersey

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Captiva:

            Captiva feel and look of sheen make you project look RICH

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            • No

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