Zuzu’s Petals

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.

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

A video tutorial is provided to walk you through all the tricky bits of the pattern. Watch it here on Youtube!


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


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.

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

3 stitch markers & a needle for weaving in ends


SM GAUGE (for sport weight yarns): 22 sts = 4”. Suggested needle size US 5 or 6 (3.75 or 4mm).

LG GAUGE (for worsted weight yarns): 19 sts = 4”. Suggested needle size US 8 or 9 (5 or 5.5mm).