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Grab your brioche cowl knitting pattern! Yes, cowl is knit in the round and there’s a video to show you exactly how to do it, so you can see how not-so-scary it is.



Available Sizes: One

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

Bonus: Video



Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

Brioche Stitch



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 195 – 210 yards {178 – 192 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Circular Needles with a 24″ {60cm} Cable

Extras: Stitch Marker

{Learn About Yarn Substitutes.}



Measurements: 15 1/2” wide x 14 1/2″ height {37cm x 40cm}

Gauge: 6 1/2 STS & 10 rounds per 4″ {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 12oz {335g}



Not reversible.

CO edge is the circumference.

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.



Click here to watch the “Brioche Waffle Knit Stitch” video tutorial.


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.

BO by picking-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 the ends.

Block, if desired.



* – * – repeat between *

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.

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




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{FREE} Brioche Cowl Knitting Pattern : Glorious