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Berroco Captiva

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.

Content:
60% Cotton/23% Polyester/17% Acrylic
Care:
Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/98yds
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 8; 4 sc = 1" on US 8-H
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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BerrocoCaptiva
 
4.1

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (30)
  • Good weight (26)
  • Knits quickly (22)
  • Soft (16)
  • Dyed evenly (15)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (20)
  • Scarves (19)
  • Hats (5)
  • Skirts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (25), Artist (9), Novice (4), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

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.

Reviewed by 39 customers

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5.0

Love captiva

By Sally the knitter

from Naples fla

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

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 .

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    CAPTIVA YARN

    By MarMouse

    from Hull, MA

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    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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      • No

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      4.0

      Captiva

      By barbee

      from Winona Lake Indiana

      Verified Buyer

      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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        • No

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        3.0

        Nice color, but ...

        By DressyFemme

        from Rochester, NY

        Verified Buyer

        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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          • No

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          5.0

          yarn just great exactly what i wanted

          By paddyknitter

          from orefield pa

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Twists Up

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Berroco Captiva:

            had trouble finding it

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            lovely to handle and drapey

            By czecher

            from Nova scotia

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            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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            • No

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            5.0

            Great yarn for lace

            By Jane

            from Burlington VT

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Overly-ambitious Knitter

            Verified Buyer

            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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              • No

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              5.0

              Beautiful Results

              By Determined Knitter

              from Durango, CO

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Knits Quickly

              Cons

              • Stiff During Knitting

              Best Uses

                Comments about Berroco Captiva:

                The yarn seems to be of good quality. It is stiff and will fall off the needle if you not careful. The stitch definition is good and shows special stitches well. I'm anxious to see how the yarn will drape when worn. Hope it doesn't remain as stiff after washing.

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                • No

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Lovely drape, soft, great texture,

                By Tastingblue

                from Colorado Springs, CO

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Berroco Captiva:

                  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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

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