What is the difference between velour and chenille?

5 Aug

[Edit: Pants.]


I have a skein and a half of velour/chenille and I can’t think of anything to make with it. The first logical place to look is Google. I found a site that looked promising, but I also found a pattern for a knit boob. You read correctly; if you want, you can check it out here. Anyway, I’m not going to knit a boob… unless I desperately need a gag gift.

Back to my quest for a pattern that uses chenille– LionBrand.com has  a fairly cute crochet teddy bear. My mom made a really cool scarf with chenille. Perhaps I should knit something for an upcoming baby (NOT MINE for I am not –nor do I plan to be– pregnant).

annnnnnnd… I think I just found my next project. Check back for pictures and more updates this week.



Edit: I officially hate chenille. I’m just not going to use it.

Move along.


2 Responses to “What is the difference between velour and chenille?”

  1. Allyson 08/07/2009 at 2:13 pm #

    I hate chenille too! Have you ever had a chenille sweater? Sure, it may feel soft and comfortable and be comprised of pretty colors. BUT, you wash it twice and the thread starts to run and your once nice soft sweater is now see through. I refuse to buy things made of chenille. Thus my rant is done.

  2. eileen lee 08/06/2009 at 3:31 pm #


    if you haven’t already, join ravelry.com. it’s the best source of knitting patterns, photos of how people have made them, etc. there are pages for yarn, pages for patterns, for groups, etc. for example, you could type in “chenille” in the yarn search, and the page that comes up would have a pattern tab.


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