America's Yarn Store
Shop by Category

PDF Patterns at WEBS
 

Tencel Yarn

test caption placement

More Views

3.5

Berroco Lustra

What a perfect name for this beauty from Berroco! Lustra is a luminous blend of Peruvian wool and Tencel. This single ply is softened by the Tencel and with incredible yardage, Lustra is perfect for stunning garments. Made in Peru.

Content:
50% Peruvian Wool/50% Tencel
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/197yds
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 7 or 3.75 sc = 1" on US 8-H hook
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$12.00 hank Discountable
  • 3180 Abysse In Stock 17 hanks $12.00
  • 3107 Louvre In Stock 31 hanks $12.00
  • 3134 Eiffel In Stock 1 hank $12.00
  • 3181 Seine In Stock 32 hanks $12.00
  • 3182 Opera In Stock 27 hanks $12.00
  • 3183 Violette In Stock 31 hanks $12.00
  • 3184 Bordeaux Backordered $12.00
  • 3185 Chateau In Stock 7 hanks $12.00
  • 3186 Avenue In Stock 33 hanks $12.00
  • 3187 Tuileries In Stock 37 hanks $12.00
  • 3188 Promenade In Stock 10 hanks $12.00
  • 3189 Palais In Stock 24 hanks $12.00
  • 3190 Grappe In Stock 20 hanks $12.00
  • 3191 Montaigne In Stock 32 hanks $12.00
Close

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
BerrocoLustra
 
3.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (14)
  • Soft (13)
  • Dyed evenly (12)
  • Nice texture (11)
  • Knits quickly (7)

Cons

  • Unravels (7)
  • Sheds (3)
  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (9)
  • Hats (6)
  • Sweaters (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Artist (7), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Even tempered yarn

This yarn works well for crochet, doesn't split or snag. I've seen comments that it doesn't work as well for knitting (I haven't tried that), but it works like a dream for...Read complete review

This yarn works well for crochet, doesn't split or snag. I've seen comments that it doesn't work as well for knitting (I haven't tried that), but it works like a dream for crochet projects! Color note: I did find that the actual yarn color was noticeably darker than presented on the website.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Gorgeous but ratty

First, the yarn is gorgeous. The colour depth is amazing, and the shine is so nice. The softness is wonderful. However, I think that is the problem. I have started knitting...Read complete review

First, the yarn is gorgeous. The colour depth is amazing, and the shine is so nice. The softness is wonderful. However, I think that is the problem. I have started knitting with it, and it is falling apart in my hands and fuzzing up.

I now have several skeins of it that I was going to knit the "Divine Vest" from "Finish Free Knits" but now I don't know what to do - - - the swatch is all fuzzy all ready, which means that I expect it to start looking ratty and cheap after a wearing or two.

Reviewed by 21 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Lovely yarn.

By Happy Knitter

from Southport, NC

About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Berroco Lustra:

    Great for the scarf I used it for.

    Service and delivery comments:

    WEBS service is always great. Yarn comes very soon after it is ordered, and is always what I ordered.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    2.0

    Swatch first!

    By Broos

    from Orcas Island, Wa

    About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Beautiful Subtle Shine
    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Felts
    • Sheds
    • Twists Up
    • Unravels

    Best Uses

      Comments about Berroco Lustra:

      First, this is a beautiful looking yarn, but...

      I had planned on using it for the contrasting cuffs and collars on a crocheted sweater. The sweater was done in Cascade 220 Superwash, which is a workhorse, and comes in great colors!

      Naively, I thought the tencel in Lustra would stop it from felting. Wow, am I glad I did a swatch and threw it in the washer and dryer! (Yes,that's rough treatment, but I really wanted to test it.) The result: while it only lost about 15% of its size, all that beautiful sheen and luster was gone, replaced by fuzz. The color intensity was still there, but none of the shine; what a disappointment!

      Furthermore, had I crocheted the cuffs, etc.,then washed the sweater, they would have shrunk, making the sweater unwearable, and I would have had to *cut* them off because of the felting.

      Every other comment on splitting (not so bad in crochet, very frustrating when knitting) is true, and it sheds even in the process of winding the ball from the swift. I'm not even sure it will make good scarves, because any neck abrasion (from a man's beard growth, say) will quickly fuzz the shine right off them.

      I'm going to try using it stranded with something else, to see if I can mitigate the felting and loss of sheen. I can see using something that's 100% tencel or other non-fuzzy fiber, although it's a shame to lose the color intensity.

      Even hand washing it swatch will result in some pilling and fuzziness, and definite loss of shine.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Shimmery

      By Trekker Jeanne

      from New Boston, NH

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Unravels

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Shawls

      Comments about Berroco Lustra:

      Made the Berroco Gypsy Sun Shawl with this yarn and Boboli. It is a bit splitty so you have to pay attention but is is worth it! it has an amazing shimmery light to it. And a very soft hand. Lovely!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not Worth it.

      By knittercrocheter

      from Hempstead, NY

      Pros

      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Sheds
      • Stretches
      • Twists Up
      • Unravels

      Best Uses

        Comments about Berroco Lustra:

        It literally kept coming apart as I knitted. Knotted up like crazy and it sheds like crazy. Its just horrible overall. Don't buy this product.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        For a specific project

        By MicheleD

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Twists Up

        Best Uses

        • Hats

        Comments about Berroco Lustra:

        Webs service was as always flawless. I bought this yarn along with another for a specific project. The hat turned out very nicely. This yarn is pretty and has a nice sheen to it. Be aware that it splits easily and can knot easily when ripping stitches after mistakes (and did I make them on this project!). It is a beautiful yarn when worked. I am getting together an order for my next project and it does include this yarn.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Lovely Lustra

        By Mimi

        from Holly, Michigan

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Lovely sheen
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Berroco Lustra:

          I have used Lustra for two projects, so far. One is a wrap vest. The other is a large poncho. Lustra is a tactile delight to work with. I'm a crocheter, using an H Hook.The sheen from the Tencel is really lovely and of course, the wool adds warmth. Your volume discount and sale price for discontinued colors makes this a luxury yarn at a resonable price.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Upset

          By lbskis

          from New York

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Unravels

          Best Uses

            Comments about Berroco Lustra:

            I bought this knit because of the color, weight and feel to knit a scarf for my oldest son for Christmas. I didn't have a problem until I was doing the kitchener stitch bind off (was a provisional cast on). It shredded 3 times! I hope the way I patched it up will be enough...time will tell. Very disappointed since it is such a pretty and soft yarn.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Wonderful Yarn

            By PcH

            from Oshkosh, WI

            About Me Artist, Novelist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Berroco Lustra:

                I love yarn with a subtle shine such as this. It's very smooth and knits up beautifully. Also, it ranges from saturated colors to unusual light values. I have over 4,000 yarns in my palette, and several of these Lustras are unique. Currently, I'm knitting a modular throw rug using Lustra Chateau as one of the main colors, then a wall hanging.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Loving Lustra!

                By SallyGee

                from Hanover, PA

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Berroco Lustra:

                  This yarn was wonderful to work with! I actually made two headband/ear protectors for my college-age granddaughter and my grandson's girlfriend. It worked up quickly and is so soft to the touch. They both loved their pieces.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Soooooo soft!

                  By Terrimarv

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Berroco Lustra:

                    So soft, lovely colors, beautiful sheen--couldn't be happier. Have ordered another color.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    Displaying reviews 1-10

                    Back to top

                    Previous | Next »

                    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
                    To
                    If you have an account you may Log In to access your saved contacts.
                    From
                    Message

                    Webs Discount

                    20% Off
                    On highlighted items totaling $60 or more!
                    25% Off
                    On highlighted items totaling $120 or more!