Featuring Bernat Baby Velvet Yarn and a textured seed stitch, the Woolflower Velvet Knit Cowl is a free velvet yarn knitting pattern here on the blog!
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Before scrolling down to the pattern, make sure to read my post on 5 Easy Tips to Knitting With Velvet Yarn and how I almost threw my velvet yarn away! It will make knitting your cowl much easier!
This cozy soft cowl is the perfect thing to throw on before heading out into the cold. It’s also a great layering piece to add that touch of 90s velvet style. Holding two strands of yarn together makes it a quick and easy pattern that is also very portable. It’s perfect for beginner knitters and makes a great gift!
For this pattern, I used Bernat Baby Velvet Yarn in Blissful Greige. You can also substitute Lion Brand Vel-Luxe Yarn. Both are worsted weight, medium 4 yarns. I personally love the Marigold and Emerald colors from Lion Brand.
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Behind the name Woolflower
When searching for what to name this cowl pattern I wanted to incorporate the fact that a seed stitch is the stitch pattern used. This lead me to look at flower names since flowers come from seeds. Then I looked up velvet looking flowers and came across one called the Woolflower. The texture of this flower reminded me of the velvet yarn used to create the cowl pattern and right away I knew it was the perfect name.
Woolflower Velvet Knit Cowl Pattern
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- Yarn: Approx. 250 yards of velvet worsted weight yarn (medium weight 4) I used this yarn, you could also use this yarn.
- Needles: US 11/ 8mm, 24” circular knitting needles (This is my favorite interchangeable needle set and cords!)
- Notions: Tapestry Needle, Stitch Marker, Scissors
- 8 sts & 22 rows = 4”/10cm. Worked over seed stitch pattern, unblocked.
- Height: 10″
- Width: 24″
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
BOR = Beginning of Round
CO = Cast On
K = Knit
P = Purl
Rep = Repeat
Holding two strands of velvet yarn together, CO 100 sts and join in the round, be careful not to twist sts. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round (BOR).
Round 1: *K1, P1; Rep from * to end of round.
Round 2: *P1, K1; Rep from * to end of round
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until the cowl measures 10” from the cast on edge.
Bind-off all stitches using a standard bind-off. Due to the nature of this yarn blocking is not required.