A textured yarn created in the spinning process.

Bouclé is a style of yarn that is textured in the spinning process. Multiply plies of yarn are spun where one of the plies is held more loosely as the yarn is spun, forming loops or gimps. The yarn is often held together with a "binder".

Because the yarn is textured, even plain knitting can be interesting. Mixing a smooth yarn and a bouclé can produce beautiful results.