Why I hate boucle
Boucle has little nubs of yarn that give it a nubby texture. These nubs tend to split...the strands of the splits tend to get caught where you don't want them to on the left needle.
Also, the texture of this type of yarn makes it very difficult to see the stitches in order to achieve a correct stitch gauge or to locate errors that are causing holes.
Also, it is frequently necessary to insert the right needle into the front and back of the stitch on the left needle to loosen it in order to procede with the next stitch. This makes me feel as though I'm knitting four ponchos although I'm only knitting one.
Also, the tension of each stitch does not adjust automaticly the way it does with normal yarn. The nubs get hung up when pulling the stitch through with the right hand needle.
Also, It is nearly impossible to frog or unravel this yarn if one should wish to simply start the entire project over again.
Needless to say I have no intention of ever knitting a large item with boucle again when this poncho is finally completed.