Zucca is a warm, highly-textured, standard-sized cowl, perfect for winter. It is sized for children and adults, and suitable for men and women alike. Knit in worsted weight yarn on larger needles, Zucca works up quickly. With a pattern that looks complex, but is easy to memorize, you’re sure to find yourself making several of these in different colors for the whole family.

The pattern is suitable for advanced beginner cable knitters. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.

The individual pattern is available for purchase in pdf format for $6.00.

finished measurements

26” / 66 cm circumference; 10” / 25 cm deep.

25” / 63.5 cm circumference; 11” / 28 cm deep.

required skills
knitting in the round
increasing (m1)
decreasing (k2tog)

2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Worsted in “Ginger”; 200 yds / 183 m per 4.06 oz / 115 g; 100% merino wool.

Cowl requires approximately 360 yds / 330 m worsted weight yarn.

needles & notions
US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” / 60 cm circular needles.
US 6 (4.0 mm) 24” / 60 cm circular needles.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
stitch marker
cable needle
darning needle


26.5 sts, 29.75 rows equal 4”/ 10 cm in cable pattern using US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

27.25 sts, 26.25 rows equal 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern using US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

The cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up.