Zuzu's Petals by Carina Spencer

Zuzu's Petals

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All the style of a shawlette without the fuss of trying to keep it around your neck! This easy to wear cowl is designed to mimic the look of a shawl, casually worn as a scarf. The pattern starts out worked flat like a top-down shawl, and is then joined and worked in the round to the bottom edge. I call these hybrid patterns, “cowlettes.”

Pattern is provided in English and Spanish and includes charts and written directions for four gauges to accommodate fingering - super bulky weight yarns. A video tutorial is provided to walk you through all the tricky bits of the pattern. Watch it here on Youtube!

Pattern also includes instructions on adapting the cowlette in worsted weight for your pet!

I designed a hat to match this pattern! Check out Second Chances (shown in photos) for a coordinated set.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

REQUIRED SKILLS
cast on & bind off
knit & purl
pick up stitches
working in the round
use of stitch markers
increase (yo)
decrease (k2tog, ssk)

MEASUREMENTS
Pattern is for one size in four gauges with a little bit of added ease at the neck in GAUGE 3 and GAUGE 4 to accommodate for heavier yarn. Measurements are post-blocking.

NECK CIRCUMFERENCE: ~ 18 (18, 20, 20)”/45 (45, 50, 50) cm
HEM CIRCUMFERENCE: ~ 30 (30, 32, 34)“/75 (75, 80, 85) cm
MITERED HEIGHT (center-front): ~ 16 (16, 16½, 17)”/40 (40, 41, 42.5) cm
HEIGHT (center-back): 6 (6, 6½, 7)”/15 (15, 16, 17.5) cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
* GAUGE 1 (for fingering - sport weight
yarn): 220 yds/201 m.
* GAUGE 2 (for dk - worsted weight
yarn): 165 yds/151 m.
* GAUGE 3 (for bulky weight yarns): 140
yds/128 m.
* GAUGE 4 (for super bulky weight
yarns): 125 yds/115 m.

Needles

  • 20”/50 cm circular needle in size required to obtain gauge - see GAUGE section for suggested needle sizes
  • one needle 2-3 sizes larger for bind off

Notions
3 stitch markers & a needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE
Numbers are provided for four gauges to accommodate fingering - super bulky weight yarns. Gauge should be measured in blocked stockinette, knit flat. Stitch gauge is more important than row gauge for this pattern, so if you can’t get both, use the needle that gives you accurate stitch gauge

  • GAUGE 1 (for fingering - sport weight yarns): 21 sts & 32 rows = 4”/10 cm Suggested needle size US 5/3.75 mm or 6/4 mm

  • GAUGE 2 (for dk - worsted weight yarns): 18 sts & 26 rows = 4”/10 cm Suggested needle size US 8/5 mm or 9/5.5 mm

  • GAUGE 3 (for bulky weight yarns): 14 sts & 21 rows = 4”/10 cm Suggested needle size US 10/6 mm or 11/8 mm

  • GAUGE 4 (for super bulky weight yarns): 9 sts & 14 rows = 4”/10 cm Suggested needle size US 13/9 mm or 15/10 mm