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    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
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    BerrocoLustra
     
    3.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (11)
    • Soft (10)
    • Dyed evenly (9)
    • Nice texture (7)
    • Knits quickly (5)

    Cons

    • Unravels (4)

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (7)
    • Sweaters (5)
    • Hats (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (10), Artist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    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.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Be Warned

    Purchased this yarn for a color work sweater. The yarn is beautiful, BUT splitty, pills very easily, and I found the colored yarns significantly lighter in weight than the natural color. Go...Read complete review

    Purchased this yarn for a color work sweater. The yarn is beautiful, BUT splitty, pills very easily, and I found the colored yarns significantly lighter in weight than the natural color. Go figure! Would not purchase again.

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    5.0

    For a specific project

    By MicheleD

    from Houston, TX

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    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.

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    • No

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    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.

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      • No

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      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.

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        (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.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Loving Lustra!

            By SallyGee

            from Hanover, PA

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            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.

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              • Yes

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Soooooo soft!

              By Terrimarv

              from Chicago

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              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.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Beautiful color

                By LeAnn W

                from Spokane, WA

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful
                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Luminous Saturated Color

                Cons

                • Requires Careful Knitting
                • Splits Very Easily

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters
                • Wraps

                Comments about Berroco Lustra:

                Beautiful yarn but it splits when knitted due to the loose single ply construction. A firm or dense stitch will add structure to the knitted piece. The color is amazing and evenly dyed - I had to use 2 different dyelots but the color was consistent between them. I made a sweater for myself & my daughter loved the color so much that she will get one for her birthday.

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                • Yes

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Gorgeous but ratty

                By Shotgun Suzie

                from Golden CO

                About Me Artist, Collector

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Sheds
                • Unravels

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Berroco Lustra:

                  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.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  The dress I am making is beautiful

                  By Nana

                  from Monroe, La

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Unravels

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Berroco Lustra:

                  This was the yarn recommended for this project and the colors are rich and lovely.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Lusciously Lustra

                  By Favorite Little Redhead

                  from Madison, WI

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                  • Unravels

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Berroco Lustra:

                  The color in the picture is a little deceptive to the true color of the yarn. It does tend to unravel if you have a tight grip while knitting. However, the shine and pure beauty of this yarn are fabulous!

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                  • No

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