Afterglow is a large crescent shawl, knit top-down in horizontal ribbing and brioche in two main colors. The final section features a stunning motif of brioche circles in alternating colors, thanks to some syncopated brioche magic as well as brioche increases and decreases.

The eyelet increase rows and the scalloped border are knit in a contrasting color for an extra color pop. All edges have a clean and finished look, thanks to a full i-cord treatment.

Even though this shawl is knit with only two main colors, the textures and color order work together to give each section a unique look.
The shawl was designed for and with two stunningly speckled skeins and a matching semisolid contrast color of Aya Fibers’ Pure Merino, a plied merino yarn that is just such a pleasure to work with. The main colors come in generous 150 g skeins, which are perfect for this large crescent shawl, and a 50 g skein of the contrast color.

If the yarn you’re using does not come in quite such a generous yardage, you can use different colors in each section, making a four, five or even six-color version. Have fun playing with colors!




Yarn: 3 colors of Fingering Weight yarn

Shown in: Aya Fibers Pure Merino, 100 % Merino
(A & B: 600 m / 657 yds per 150 g; C: 200 m / 219 yds per 50 g)
in Honeycomb (A), Ballerina (B) and Pomegranate (C)

Yardage: 1400 m / 1533 yards in total

  • Color A: 600 m / 657 yards
Color B: 600 m / 657 yards
  • Color C: 200 m / 219 yards

22 sts / 34 rows = 10 cm / 4” in horizontal ribbing
22 sts / 20 rows = 10 cm / 4” in brioche stitch

Measured relaxed after blocking. Gauge is not critical but it will influence the size of your finished shawl and your yardage!

Size: 230 cm / 90.5“ wingspan, 60 cm / 23.5“ height at center

Needles: US 4/3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge or optimal drape)

Notions: tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers, cable needle or removable stitch marker (for brioche decrease)