Afterglow Cowl


Afterglow Cowl

The Afterglow Cowl is named for the colored light in the sky after sunset. Solid sections alternate with a lace pattern that creates a gentle ripple. The pattern is very customizable. Make a solid colored cowl to highlight a special skein of yarn or use leftovers to create a cowl with different colors in each section.

Kits are available from NJ Fiberworks. The kit will also make a matching Afterglow Shawl.


  • Small circumference cowl: 23” / 58.5 cm circumference and 9” / 23 cm tall before blocking and 24.5” / 62 cm circumference and 9.25” / 23.5 cm tall after blocking
  • Large circumference cowl: 36.5” / 92.5 cm circumference and 5” / 12.5 cm tall before blocking and 39” / 73.5 cm circumference and 5” / 12.5 cm tall after blocking
  • Both circumference and height are adjustable.

Level: Easy Only one color is used per round. There is one special puff stitch, which is detailed in the picture tutorial.

Yardage: Small Circumference Cowl (Large Circumference Cowl)

  • Total: 390 (335)
  • First solid section: 50 (75)
  • One lace section: 40 (60)
  • Remaining solid sections: 45 (70)

The pattern is written in English using US crochet terms. The PDF download includes:

  • The complete pattern for the cowl
  • A chart for the lace section
  • A picture tutorial with 44 pictures
  • A list of materials
  • A list of abbreviations
  • Section by section color pattern for the pictured cowl

My sample cowl was made with NJ Fiberworks MCN and Sock 50s, and a D (3.25 mm) hook.

Copyright Notice: This pattern is for your personal use. You may sell items made from this pattern. Providing credit to my Ravelry or Etsy store is appreciated. This pattern and the pictures in it may not be copied, distributed, rewritten, or resold.

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