Welcome to the worlds greatest guide to Women's Boucle Sweater.

It is hard to understand without first knowing that bouclé is both a yarn and a fabric which is made from that type of yarn.  The bouclé sweater is one made of bouclé.

The yarn is made from a length of loops of similar size which can range from tiny circlets to large curls.  To make bouclé, at least two strands are combined, with the tension on one strand being much looser than the other as it is being plied, with the loose strand forming the loops and the other strand as the anchor.

A sweater is a garment intended to cover the torso and arms.  Sweaters are often worn over a shirt, blouse, T-shirt, or other top, but sometimes next to the skin. Sweaters were traditionally made from wool, but can now be made of cotton, synthetic fibers, or any combination thereof.  The term "sweater" is a catch-all for a variety of knit garments. Although the term often refers to a pullover, it can also refer to a cardigan, a garment that opens and fastens down the front.

Women's Boucle Sweaters

In machine spinning bouclé can be created in a single step, using a hollow spindle. It is made by differing the feed rate of the effect yarn with respect to the core yarns. The core yarns are wrapped around the effect yarn either loosely or tightly, depending on the difference in feed rates and amount of twist used. The regularity of the loops is controlled by varying the distance between the point where the core yarns come together and the guide. By increasing the distance, the bouclé becomes more irregular.

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