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3.4

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
 
3.4

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (13)
  • Soft (12)
  • Dyed evenly (11)
  • Nice texture (10)
  • Knits quickly (6)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Scarves (8)
  • Hats (5)
  • Sweaters (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (12), Artist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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

 

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.

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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.

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    4.0

    Shimmery

    By Trekker Jeanne

    from New Boston, NH

    About Me Enthusiast

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    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!

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    • No

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    (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.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      For a specific project

      By MicheleD

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Enthusiast

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      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.

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      5.0

      Lovely Lustra

      By Mimi

      from Holly, Michigan

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      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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        (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.

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          • No

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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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              5.0

              Loving Lustra!

              By SallyGee

              from Hanover, PA

              About Me Enthusiast

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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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                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.

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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

                  See all my reviews

                  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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