When I started thinking about testing our prospective new yarns, the boucle was the one that I was least sure about.
On the whole I’m used to smooth yarns.
Yarns that show stitch definition.
Yarns that can be ripped back.
It turns out I love boucle yarn because it rips back without a hint of a whimper. I didn’t expect that.
So far I’ve knitted a very simple cowl with stocking stitch and garter stitch.
Another surprise was how much texture of the pattern remains. I’m not suggesting that this is a yarn to use for some delicate pattern – but I got a lot more texture than I expected plus all of thise gorgeous loops.
The wrong side of the fabric is equally lovely.
Although this is a DK yarn I used 5mm needles, and the fabric still has plenty of body, while draping nicely. It’s so snuggly.
Now I need to play with a crochet hook and see how that works out!