Berroco Captiva

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  • Fiber Content: 60% Cotton/23% Polyester/17% Acrylic
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1" on US 8; 4 sc = 1" on US 8-H
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/98yds
  • Care: Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Italy

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.

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BerrocoCaptiva
 
4.1

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (32)
  • Good weight (28)
  • Knits quickly (24)
  • Dyed evenly (17)
  • Soft (16)

Cons

  • Snags (4)
  • Twists up (4)
  • Slippery (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (20)
  • Sweaters (20)
  • Hats (5)
  • Skirts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (27), Artist (10), Novice (4), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lovely drape, soft, great texture,

I usually hate knitting with cotton yarn, but I have loved the Captiva by Berroco. It's smooth and easy to knit with, it doesn't split and hasn't been rough on my hands. It's...Read complete review

I usually hate knitting with cotton yarn, but I have loved the Captiva by Berroco. It's smooth and easy to knit with, it doesn't split and hasn't been rough on my hands. It's a flat shape, which has made it fast to knit with and it stays put on my needles. I made a lovely Spring/Summer A-line shirt with lace detailing on the neck and the metallic shine on the pear color made this shirt just pop! I've had tons of compliments and several offers to purchase the top. It's gorgeous and I love the drape and shine.

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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.

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5.0

Beautiful yarn

By Cindy

from Rochester, Michigan

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Slippery To Wind

Best Uses

  • Open Vest
  • Scarves

Comments about Berroco Captiva:

Captiva was recommended for a vest I wanted to knit. It's so beautiful and drapes wonderfully. It has a pretty sheen. I couldn't wind it into a cake - it's too slippery - but that's a small price to pay for the results.

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5.0

Perfect yarn for an edging on a shawl.

By Lynne

from gilbert, AZ

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Berroco Captiva:

      Edging lace for a shawl

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Love captiva

      By Sally the knitter

      from Naples fla

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      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Berroco Captiva:

        Loved making sweaters with this yarn. Almost impossible to pick up a dropped stitch .

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        • No

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        5.0

        CAPTIVA YARN

        By MarMouse

        from Hull, MA

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Love
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amazing
          • And
          • Beautiful
          • Beyond
          • Colors
          • Come
          • Crochet
          • I'm
          • In
          • Love
          • Most
          • Necklaces
          • Out
          • Stiches
          • Stunning
          • The
          • With

          Comments about Berroco Captiva:

          I've never been so deeply in love with a yarn before. Adore ALL the colors, ONLY wish there was an Emerald Green.

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          • No

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          1.0

          Difficult yarn to work with

          By RubyTulip

          from St Louis

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Berroco Captiva:

          Although I did read other reviews that said this yarn was difficult to use due to tangling problems, other reviews loved it. I ordered 3 hank, knowing I would have to be very careful. The pattern I was using recommended this yarn. I carefully tried to work with it, but found it a tangled mess in no time. I spent 3 days untangling it and realized this yarn wasn't for me. I sent back the other two hanks.

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          4.0

          Captiva

          By barbee

          from Winona Lake Indiana

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          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Snags
          • Twists Up

          Best Uses

            Comments about Berroco Captiva:

            The weight was perfect for the necklaces/scarfs I used it for in crocheting. The frustrating part was beginning the use as it took for ever to get it ready as it tangled and noted on its own. Needed instructions on the label for the way to put it into a ball or start the use.

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            3.0

            Nice color, but ...

            By DressyFemme

            from Rochester, NY

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            Pros

            • Color Brightness
            • Texture

            Cons

            • Hard To Wind Up
            • Tangles easily

            Best Uses

              Comments about Berroco Captiva:

              Bought for summer cardigan in Orchid. Great color and texture but ends there. Tangles way too easily when winding on ball winder, doesn't hold ball tension. Had to restart winding several times then cut off and order another skein.

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              5.0

              yarn just great exactly what i wanted

              By paddyknitter

              from orefield pa

              About Me Enthusiast, Parent

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Twists Up

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Berroco Captiva:

                had trouble finding it

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                • No

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                4.0

                lovely to handle and drapey

                By czecher

                from Nova scotia

                About Me Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Feels Luxurious
                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                • A Knot In Every Skein
                • Encountered A Knot In Eve

                Best Uses

                • Dressy Evening Cover-up
                • Scarves

                Comments about Berroco Captiva:

                This yarn knits up into a lovely, dressy fabric. I'm making a poncho type cover-up, and this is just the yarn I was looking for.

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                5.0

                Great yarn for lace

                By Jane

                from Burlington VT

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Overly-ambitious Knitter

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                Pros

                • Am Making A Lace Chuppah
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lace
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Berroco Captiva:

                  As noted above I am knitting a chuppah for my August wedding. Using size 10 needles and pattern is combination of stocking knit and lace. This yarn is perfect for the result I was looking for. It knits up easily and has a beautiful drape. The shine on the yarn is a nice element.

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