FO: Zuzu's Petals

I'm SO happy to say that I finished my Zuzu's Petals shawl-cowl!

The project was so fun to knit, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is new to lace knitting and wants to try it out.  There are only basic lace techniques throughout the pattern and everything is clear and understandable.

I was a bit surprised at how big it turned out.  I expected a small cowl but it turned out to be a gigantic cowl that could cover up my shoulders.  Now don't get me wrong, I love the size, it just wasn't what I was expecting.

I was an extreme perfectionist during the process of knitting this cowl.  The smallest mistakes (bad tension, a wonky eyelet) bothered me and I would unknit rows and rows just to fix the quirk in my knitting.  Despite how much this slowed me down I'm glad I put on my "Perfectionist Cap" while working on this project because I feel so happy when I can look at it and think to myself, "There are no mistakes in this cowl what-so-ever."

When I blocked my Zuzu's Petals cowl I decided that I didn't want sharp points.  So, instead of aggressively blocking it, I pinned the points at gentle angles, creating a slightly wavy affect.  I love it!

I have to admit that I did not pick the right yarn for this pattern.  It looks pretty, but I strongly think that it would look much nicer if I had chosen a lighter color with more subtle variegations.  But it still is lovely in my opinion. :)

And... I did my nails to match the style of the cowl!  I did a gradient moving from purple to green, and I painted some delicate leaves and dots (eyelets) to resemble the design on the cowl.

Well, I'm happy I finished something.  Comment if you would like to, and have a awesome day!



  1. It's gorgeousss! What will your next project be


  2. Gorgeous! I'm working on a Garden View Shawlette, it has pretty much the same design, but along the bottom edge and it's worked flat :) Can't wait to see your next project!

  3. YAY!!! I love that cowl!!! Its so pretty! And your nails go perfectly with it!!!! :D

  4. Very, very pretty. You did such a good job. Now on to the next project.

  5. Gorgeous! Lovely cowl, yarn, knitting, nails, everything! Beautiful work!


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