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Berroco Flicker

Berroco Flicker is a lofty blend of baby alpaca, acrylic, and a touch of sparkle. This soft yarn has a lovely variation in the colors and the sparkle adds that extra touch to make it special without going overboard. Flicker is perfect for both garments and accessories. Made in Peru.

Content:
87% Baby Alpaca/8% Acrylic/5% Other Fibers
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/189yd
Gauge:
4 sts = 1" on US 9; 4 sc = 1" on US 9-I hook
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$13.00 hank $6.99 hank
  • 3307 Dark Grey In Stock 50+ hanks $6.99
  • 3310 Tan In Stock 50+ hanks $6.99
  • 3312 Light Brown In Stock 50+ hanks $6.99
  • 3337 Giselle In Stock 50+ hanks $6.99
  • 3338 Myrtha In Stock 50+ hanks $6.99
  • 3340 Svetlana In Stock 50+ hanks $6.99
  • 3341 Hortensia In Stock 26 hanks $6.99
  • 3342 Marina In Stock 50+ hanks $6.99
  • 3350 Benno In Stock 50+ hanks $6.99
  • 3354 Bolshoi In Stock 50+ hanks $6.99
  • 3356 Siegfried In Stock 50+ hanks $6.99
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BerrocoFlicker
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (22)
  • Good weight (19)
  • Nice texture (19)
  • Knits quickly (15)
  • Dyed evenly (14)

Cons

  • Stretches (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (19)
  • Hats (15)
  • Sweaters (13)
  • Gloves (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Parent (8), Artist (7), Collector (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So soft!

I have used this yarn to design two patterns - for a scarf and for a hat. It is delightful to work with, though is sticky if you need to rip. I was...Read complete review

I have used this yarn to design two patterns - for a scarf and for a hat. It is delightful to work with, though is sticky if you need to rip. I was amazed at how incredibly soft the finished products were while still having the wonderful sparkle. Most sparkly yarns are a little scratchy due to the glitz - not this one. One of my favorite yarns.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty , but TOO many breaks in skein

I purchased yarn to knit the Flicker Ruffled Scarf. Bought 6 skeins @ 189 yds ea. Project called for 5 skeins & I bought 1 extra. There were 3 to 4 breaks...Read complete review

I purchased yarn to knit the Flicker Ruffled Scarf. Bought 6 skeins @ 189 yds ea. Project called for 5 skeins & I bought 1 extra. There were 3 to 4 breaks in 5 out of the 6 skeins. Due to 600 plus stitches in every row of ruffle, I could only knit 2 or 3 rows before the yarn was completely separated - not even attached. That along w/ occasional knotted spots, made this difficult to complete project. Loved the feel & sparkle of the Flicker yarn itself, but Berroco needs to correct this spinning problem.

Reviewed by 23 customers

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5.0

Just the right amount of sparkle

By Alpaca Lady in Barnum

from Barnum, MN.

About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Stretches

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Socks
  • Sweaters

Comments about Berroco Flicker:

Just love this product, makes up into such beautiful items. I have made countless hats, cowls and scarves with this. Have bought this many times. Hopefully this item will remain and not go out of production.

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  • No

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5.0

Unbelievably soft

By Coyote Jo

from Murrieta, CA

About Me Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Flicker:

    this is such a beautiful, soft yarn. I like the sparkles in the yarn, not too much, just right.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect!

    By Artyheart

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Artist, Novice, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Texture
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Berroco Flicker:

      I used Flicker for a Cat Bordhi mobius cowl. This yarn is beautifully made, soft, easy to work with, gorgeous colors with just a flicker of glitter. I have issues with wool against my skin but I can have Flicker next to my skin with no problems. I can't think of one bad thing to say about it.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Color swatches not true to actual color.

      By Dora the crocheter

      from Montana

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Color
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Stretches

      Best Uses

      • Hats

      Comments about Berroco Flicker:

      This is a beautiful lightweight yarn that I love to use for crocheted hats. It has a ton of stretch, so I use a size "L" hook for adult hats. If I make a baby hat I just use a smaller hook. It feels so soft and airy, yet is pretty warm for non-windy days. The color swatch is very misleading. I was given several skiens and was able to pick the colors. Taglioni is a very dark purple brown color, hard to describe. Myrtha is a forest blue- green. Hortensia is the color of Campbell's cream of tomato soup (prettier than that sounds). Giselle is a wine red.I liked the colors when I got them, but had to order more because I loved the feel of it so much. I ordered Benno, and it is pretty close to color swatch, a sea foam green with a touch of grey. Bolshoi is my favorite, a medium toned blue. Siegfried is pretty close too, a lavender that I think is beautiful. And Tan is definitely Tan! The 189 yards allows me to make a fairly slouchy hat with one skien. The stretchiness may be a pain at first, but the fabric is so nice it is worth the effort to get the sizing right. This is my favorite yarn and I am very sad it is discontinued.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Fantastic look

      By Jan

      from Santa Rosa ca

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Soft
      • This Yarn Is Easy To Use
      • Tiny Sparkles Show In Lig

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Flicker:

        Loved the first shrug I made so had to make 3 more for all my grandkids.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great yarn for gift-making

        By Alpaca Lady in Barnum

        from Barnum, MN.

        About Me Artist, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Stretches

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Flicker:

        I use this to make accessories for women such as hats, cowls, mittens, and scarves. It works up beautifully and gives that sparkle to the finished product. Customers pick these items first.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Exquisite yarn

        By alpaca lady

        from Barnum, MN

        About Me Artist, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Flicker:

          This yarn makes up so beautifully with that little sparkle. It gives your project that added "something special". I can't say enough about this product. Hopefully it will be available in additional colors in the future.

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          • No

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          5.0

          What a wonderful yarn

          By Alpaca Lady in Barnum

          from Barnum, MN.

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful luster
          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Flicker:

            I have used this yarn for hats, scarves and cowls. It makes up beautifully with that little bit of sparkle, is so soft, holds the shape, and is so warm. Hopefully this metallic aspect will be added to a 4-ply yarn.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery and service very prompt and professional as usual.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I love this yarn!

            By Laurie Bobskill

            from Western Massachusetts

            About Me Collector, Connoisseur, Enthusiast, Experienced, Parent, Writer

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Drapey
            • Good Weight
            • Just Enough Sparkle
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Soft Drapey Just Enough

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cowls
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Berroco Flicker:

              I made a lovely basket-stitch cowl fir my S.I.L.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was faster than anticipated.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Easy and pretty to work with

              By Karen

              from New Jersey

              About Me Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Headbands
                • Scarves

                Comments about Berroco Flicker:

                This yarn crocheted up quick to make a headband and matching scarf. I used the black w silver flicker which created just enough sparkle for the intended recipient. I liked the yarn so much I bought it up in some other colors. The plan is to make wraps and shawls for myself and some co workers.

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                • No

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