There are many reasons I love this pattern:
- it's a cowl and a shawl in one
- the name is a pop culture reference
- there is a business in Austin called Zuzu's Petals
- it's lacey but not super femme
- it's made by one of my favorite Rav people, Carina Spencer (who I met due to my old Ravelry name being a title of a song her husband wrote while in one of my all-time favorite bands, The Casket Lottery)

I've made two so far, both were yarn splurges. The first is with Alisha Goes Around Pulchritude of Peacocks DK in "Helios".

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The second is in Lang Yarns Sol Dégradé, a slow-change dyed cotton.

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I loved working with both yarns, though I have to say that the Sol Dégradé bled like CRAZY when I soaked it. The water was solid blue after sitting for 20 minutes in Eucalan. I've already work the Alisha Goes Around cowl; put it on with a cropped black blazer and wore it while I taught on Monday. Loved it. I made the cotton one so I had a cooler cowl to wear in Austin's perpetual anti-wool weather.

I definitely recommend following her bind-off instructions.