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{FREE} GLORIOUS : Brioche Cowl Knitting Pattern

knit cowl on a dress form

Grab your free brioche cowl knitting pattern! Yes, this Waffle Honeycomb Brioche Cowl is knit in the round. There’s a video to show you exactly how to do it, so you can see how not-so-scary it is. I think this stitch is easier to knit in the round vs. knitting flat.



  • Knit in the Round
  • Knit & Purl Stitches
  • Brioche Stitches


  • Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
  • Yardage: 195 – 210 yards {178 – 192 meters}
  • Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
  • Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles Cable/24″ {60cm}
  • Extras: Stitch Markers
  • {Learn About Yarn Substitutes.}


  • Measurements: 15 1/2″ tall x 14 1/2” wide {40cm x 37cm}
  • Gauge: 6 1/2 sts & 10 rnds per 4” {10cm} square {knit in the pattern below}
  • Weight: 12oz {335g}


  • Not reversible.
  • Knit bottom up.
  • Knit using the Brioche Knit Stitch.
  • Knit in the round with a circular needle.
  • When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

  • CO 48 STS, PM, join in the round.
  • Round 1: *K1, P1*
  • Round 2: *K1, K1BLW*
  • Round 3: *P1, PULY+P1*
  • Round 4: *K1BLW, K1*
  • Round 5: *PULY+P1, P1*
  • Repeat Rounds 2-5, 16 times, or until desired height.
  • End on a round 4 and BO on a round 5.
  • To bind-off:
  • Pick-up the extra stitch below, put it on the left-hand needle, knit the next 2 STS together and then purl the next stitch, repeat.
  • Note: I ended up with a “seam” where the stitch marker was when I transitioned to the next Round. I tried to tighten the stitch, but it didn’t work as well as I’d hoped. You can sew it up to bring it together better. However, once you have it on, it’s hardly noticeable.
  • Weave in ends.
  • No blocking required.


super bulky yarn gauge swatch


  • * – * – repeat between * to end of round
  • BO – bind-off in pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • K1BLW – insert right needle, as if to knit, into the stitch below and then knit.
  • KITR – knit in the round
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • PM – place marker
  • PULY+K1 – pick up the long yarn created by the K1BLW, slip the knit stitch as if to knit onto the right needle, put both stitches back onto the left needle and then knit both together
  • STS – stitches
Multiple pics of a hand knit cowl
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