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Fiber Content: 80% Fine Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
Weight: Fingering Weight
Knitting Gauge: 7-8 sts = 1 on #1-3 needles (2.25mm - 3.25mm)
Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 sc = 4'' on B - E hooks (2.25mm-3.5mm)
Yards: 230
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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Capretta Yarn

$5.45 - $7.79 50g / ball  Original Price: $7.79


Take fine-gauge knits to a new level of luxury with Capretta! Made in Peru, this cushiony soft fingering weight yarn is sure to be love at first stitch; blending Merino and cashmere together with a touch of nylon for strength. Capretta is perfect for special socks, luxurious mitts, soft scarves and lightweight cardigans that you will want to wear all year long. For an instant touch of elegance, wrap yourself up in a simple shawl or stole to enjoy the lush warmth of Capretta. Retail: $7.79
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5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this yarn. It is super soft and it knits and wears beautifully. I just wish Capra's range of colors was available for Capretta. Think of all the beautiful things you could make with a wider range of colors to choose from, without the added hassle of reconfiguring stitch counts and such. Please add more colors!

4 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful yarn! I is wonderful to work with and is so springy and soft. The stitch definition is very nice...My only issue is that it seems to be heavier than most fingering weights I have worked with....it still blended well when I used it for lace inserts on a shawl

4 out of 5 stars

We need a wider color selection in this yarn.

3 out of 5 stars

This yarn is decent; however, my admiral colour comes from a dye lot that is distinctly purple/violet, instead of a denim/navy blue which is disappointing.

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE this yarn! Others have said it pills, but I haven't had that trouble. My only complaint is that the color choices are limited! Please add more colors of this, KnitPicks!!!

4 out of 5 stars

Soft and springy, with excellent stitch definition. Stitches come out remarkably even - your project looks nearly blocked before blocking! Am using some of this for the beekeeper's quilt, so I'm not sure how the pilling will be as compared to a normal garment...

5 out of 5 stars

My son is very fussy about his beanies. The size, feel, drape (he likes a lot of fullness in the back) has to be perfect. I knit a beanie for him from Capretta in black keeping my fingers crossed as to all the necessary accommodations. He was thrilled with every aspect. It had a perfect finish, lightness, drape and stretchability that suited him perfectly. Now he wants me to knit two and use one as a liner for the extra cold and snowy days he eperiences in Bend, Oregon. Just put in my order for more Capretta.

2 out of 5 stars

This yarn is so soft, but it really pills easily. My miebius scarf faired well, but my mittens are a mess of pills. Too bad, I love the feel if the yarn, but cannot recommend it.

3 out of 5 stars

This yarn is wonderfully soft. It's a dream work with and wear. That being said, do NOT use it for socks!!!! They WILL grow holes nearly immediately.

2 out of 5 stars

This yarn is soft and beautiful, but it pills like crazy. I love the sweater I knit with it, but I can't wear it out of the house because the pilling makes it looks so shabby. I've tried shaving the pills off, but new pills develop within minutes, literally. I can't recommend Capretta for sweaters, though it could possibly work for a hat or scarf.

5 out of 5 stars

Wow! This yarn is amazing! I love working with it, and the project I'm making (fingerless gloves) is turning out spectacularly, with beautiful beads and great stitch definition--even in black. I'm glad I purchased two more balls in a different color to experiment with socks, but that will be later. I love that it is reinforced with nylon, as well as being super affordable. This is definitely a LUXURY yarn, but without the high price that usually accompanies such luxury fibers. I am very much looking forward to finishing my project (one down, half of another to go!) so that I can wear these cloud-like gloves! One ball is plenty to make a pair of fingerless gloves, which is even more affordable! More colors would be totally appreciated, of course. I am now intensely curious about the Capra yarn. Way to go, Knit Picks! *Note to self: will need to purchase more in other colors to make more gloves, since I will not want to part with these cushy gems.