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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 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (20)
  • Good weight (17)
  • Knits quickly (16)
  • Soft (12)
  • Dyed evenly (10)

Cons

  • Slippery (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (16)
  • Scarves (15)
  • Hats (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Artist (6), Novice (4), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

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.

Reviewed by 25 customers

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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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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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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

      • 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.

      • 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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Captiva my favorite yarn now!

          By Susan

          from Houston TX

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Berroco Captiva:

            This is the easiest yarn to crochet with. Not so easy to ball using a swift and ball winder

            Service and delivery comments:

            good standard delivery

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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