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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 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice texture (18)
    • Good weight (16)
    • Knits quickly (16)
    • Soft (11)
    • Dyed evenly (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters (15)
      • Scarves (14)
      • Hats (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (14), Artist (5), Novice (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (23)

      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 23 customers

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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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      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

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          (2 of 2 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

          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.

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            • No

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            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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              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

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                • No

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                4.0

                great yarn

                By grammysue

                from philadelphia

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Feels Like Silk Cord
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                • Doesn't Hold In Ball

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Captiva:

                works up beautifully. looks very expensive.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Captiva by Berroco

                By Metwatch

                from Bluffton, SC

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Berroco Captiva:

                  I used this to make a summer vest. It is beautiful, and I have received many comments.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  prompt delivery, good condition

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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