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Intro & Links

What is your Essence of Summer? What smells or sounds or feelings or moments makes you say: yes, now it’s Summer?
I have an instant association of Summer when I smell sunscreen or petrichor (the smell of rain on dry earth when it hasn’t rained for a long time) or woodfire (usually barbeque). It’s so funny that we react so strongly to smells when it comes to associations and memories.
The Essence of Summer wrap is made out of three parts: ‘A cooling breeze after a hot Summer day’, ‘Woodfire’ and ‘Petrichor’. I hope to take you with me on a Summer evening, when you’re outside, feeling the scorching hot pavement on your bare soles, the cooling breeze on your face, the smell of woodfire in the air, the pressure of humidity and finally the cooling Summer rain, where the sun reflects golden on thousands of drops <3

Poem

This pattern is part of the Poetry Collection. Each pattern in this collection is accompanied by a poem. Read more via this link.

Bare soles on scorching pavement, barely touching
Fluttering summer dress
A distant rumble and pressure of humid air
The faraway smell of woodfire
Hot breath on sunburned cheeks, running to get home
Just in time for the Summer storm
A thousand mirrors in the air
As the sun shines gold on the raindrops
And the salty smell of petrichor on the dry earth
Reminding me, this is truly Summer

Yarn

Version 1: Evening sky
Scheepjes Organicon* (100% organic cotton), 170m/50g, in the following colors:
Color A: 207 Apple Blossom (pink) x 3 balls        
Color B: 217 Fresh Air (blue) x 3 balls

OR

Version 2: Golden rain
Scheepjes Bamboo Soft* (50% bamboo/50% cotton, 150m/50g in the following colors:
Color A: 260 Golden Nugget (yellow) x 4 balls
Color B: 264 Antique Silver (grey) x 4 balls

Buy this yarn

If you’d like to buy Scheepjes Organicon or bamboo Soft for this project, but don’t have a Scheepjes retailer nearby, please consider buying your Scheepjes yarn via one of the links below. It will give me a small commission, but it won’t cost you anything extra.
Als je Scheepjes Organicon of Bamboo Soft wilt aanschaffen voor dit project, maar als je geen Scheepjes verkooppunt dichtbij hebt, overweeg dan je Scheepjes garen via één van onderstaande links te kopen. Hiervoor krijg ik een kleine commissie, terwijl het jou niks extra’s kost. 

Organicon
UK/International: Wool WarehouseBlack Sheep Wools or Deramores
Benelux: Caro’s Atelier

Bamboo Soft
UK/International: Wool WarehouseBlack Sheep Wools or Deramores
Benelux: Caro’s Atelier

List of all / Lijst van alle Scheepjes retailers: Scheepjes website

Yarn substitutes

Scheepjes Catona assortiment 5x50g - 103 kleuren - 1st

If you don’t have Scheepjes Organicon* or Bamboo Soft* readily available, you could also opt for Scheepjes Catona* or Cotton 8*. They are both cotton yarns and look like the original used yarn. You will need 600 meters of each color for this wrap. That’s 5 balls of each color of Scheepjes Catona* or 4 balls of each color of Scheepjes Cotton 8*.

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Notions

  • Hook A: 3.5mm
  • Hook B: 3mm or 0.5mm smaller than Hook A
  • Hook C: 4mm hook or 0.5mm bigger than Hook A.
  • Darning needle and thread clipper
  • Blocking materials

Gauge & Size

10x10cm/4×4” = 20 sts and 25 rows with Hook A in stitch pattern of part 1, using either Scheepjes Organicon or Bamboo Soft. The wrap measures 35cm/14” wide and 180cm/72”-200cm/80” long after blocking.
Please note that the wrap tends to grow a lot lengthwise after blocking.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms) 

ch                        chain
sk                          skip
st                          stitch
hdc                       half double crochet
sc                          single crochet
fpdc(s)                 front post double crochet(s): yo, place your hook in before the post of the indicated st from front to back, place your hook to the front again after the post of the indicated st, yo and pull up loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
Fpst                      front post stitch
Fptr                      front post treble: *yo twice, place your hook in before the post of the indicated st from front to back, place your hook to the front again after the post of the indicated st, yo and pull up loop, [yo and draw through first 2 loops] 3 times
Fptr2tog             front post treble 2 together: *yo twice, place your hook in before the post of the indicated st from front to back, place your hook to the front again after the post of the indicated st, yo and pull up loop, [yo and draw through first 2 loops] twice* rep from * to * in the next indicated st, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
rep                       repeat
RS                         right side of your work
V-st                      V-stitch: [1hdc, ch2, 1hdc] in indicated st or space
WS                       wrong side of your work
[…]                       work between brackets for the number of times indicated in the pattern
*…;                      work from the asterisk for the number of times indicated in the pattern
{abc}                    notes and references to pictures are given between these brackets in cursive

Notes & Tips

  • Turning chains never count as a stitch, so you will not skip the first stitch of the row.
  • Because you work in rows, the loop of the stitch will be situated to the left of the post of the stitch.
  • Stitch counts are only stated if they are changed. Otherwise you can use the last stated stitch count as a reference.

The Pattern

~Part one: A cooling breeze after a hot Summer day~

Setup With Hook A and Color A; ch71.

R1 (RS) Starting in second ch from hook; 1sc in each ch across, ch1 {doesn’t count as a st here and throughout}, turn.
Stitch count: 70 st

Note: Each WS row in this part is worked as R2, unless stated otherwise. It will not be written out any more after this row.

R2 (WS) 1sc in each st across, ch1, turn.

Note: You will have 7 columns of front post stitches
R3 1sc in first 7 st, *1fpdc around next 2 st of R1 {pic 1-4}, sk next 2 st of R2 {behind the fpdcs, pic 5}, 1sc in next 7 st; work from * to end, ch1, turn.
Stitch count: 14 fpdc, 56 sc

R5 1sc in first 7 st, *1fpdc around next 2 fpst, sk next 2 st of current row {behind the fpdcs}, 1sc in next 7 st; work from * to end, ch1, turn.

R7 1sc in first 5 st, *1fpdc around next 2 fpst {pic 1-2}, sk next 2 st of current row {pic 3}, 1sc in next 7 st; work from * to last 2 st, 1sc in last 2 st, ch1, turn.

R9-11 Rep R7, rep R2, rep R7 once more.

R13 Rep R5.

R15 1sc in first 9 st, *1fpdc around next 2 fpst, sk next 2 st of current row, 1sc in next 7 st; work from * to end, omit the last 2 st on the last rep,  ch1, turn.

R17-19 Rep R15, rep R2, rep R15 once more.

R20 Rep R2.

Rep R5-20 four times. Rep (R5+R2) three times. Change to Color B in the last st {see notes below}.

Notes about color change:
Change colors in the last st before the next row which you need to work in a different color as follows:
1. Work the last sc until two loops remain on your hook {pic 1};
2. Pick up the other color {making sure to pull it up in front of the current color} and pull it through the remaining two loops on your hook {pic 2-3}, this finishes the sc, let the other color hang, and continue;

~Part two: Woodfire~

R1 (RS) Using Hook B and Color B; ch3 {counts as turning ch + ch2}, sk first st {pic 1}, 1sc in next st, *ch2, sk next st, 1sc in next st; rep from * to end, turn.
Stitch count: 35 sc, 35 ch-sp

R2 (WS) ch3, sk first st {pic 2}, 1sc in first ch-sp, *ch2, sk next sc, 1sc in next ch-sp; rep from * to last st {last ch-sp is hard to see, pic 3}, change to Color A, turn.

Note: When instructions state 1sc in next 7 sc/ch-sp, work it as: 1sc in next sc, 1sc in next ch-sp, 1sc in next sc, etc. until you have worked 7 sts.

R3 1sc in first 7 sc/ch-sp, *1fptr around next 2 fpst {pic 1-2}, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 4 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next fpst {pic 3-4}, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next sc {pic 5}, 1fptr around same fpst {pic 6}, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 2 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next fpst {pic 7}, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next ch-sp, 1fptr around same fpst {pic 8}, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next 4 sc/ch-sp; rep from * to last 9 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around last 2 fpst, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in last 7 sc/ch-sp {last ch-sp is a bit hidden, pic 9}, turn.
Stitch count: 50 sc, 20 fptr

Note: All rows in this part in between the rows that use fptr are worked as R4-6, unless stated otherwise. They will not be written out any more after these rows.

R4 Ch3, sk first st, 1sc in next st, *ch2, sk next st, 1sc in next st; rep from * to end, change to Color B in the last st, turn.
Stitch count: 35 sc, 35 ch-sp

R5&6 Rep R2, at the end of R6 change to Color A in the last st, ch1, turn.

R7 1sc in first 7 sc/ch-sp, *1fptr around next 2 fpst, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 4 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next fptr, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next sc, 1fptr around next fptr, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 2 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next fptr, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next ch-sp, 1fptr around next fptr, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next 4 sc/ch-sp {pic 1}; rep from * to last 9 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around last 2 fpst, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in last 7 sc/ch-sp, turn.
Stitch count: 50 sc, 20 fptr

R11 1sc in first 7 sc/ch-sp, *1fptr around next 2 fpst, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 7 sc/ch-sp, [1fptr2tog around next 2 fptr] twice {pic 1-5}, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 7 sc/ch-sp; rep from * to last 9 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around last 2 fpst, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in last 7 sc/ch-sp, turn.
Stitch count: 56 sc, 8 fptr, 6 fptr2tog

R15 1sc in first 4 sc/ch-sp, *1fptr around next fpst, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next ch-sp, 1fptr around same fpst, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next 2 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next fpst, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next sc, 1fptr around same fpst, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 4 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next 2 fpst {getting hook under both legs of fpdtr2tog, pic 1}, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 4 sc/ch-sp; rep from * to last 12 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next fpst, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next ch-sp, 1fptr around same fpst, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next 2 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next fpst, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next sc, 1fptr around same fpst, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in last 4 sc/ch-sp, turn.
Stitch count: 48 sc,22 fptr

R19 1sc in first 4 sc/ch-sp, *1fptr around next fptr, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next ch-sp, 1fptr around next fptr, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next 2 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next fptr, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next sc, 1fptr around next fptr, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 4 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next 2 fpst, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 4 sc/ch-sp; rep from * to last 12 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next fpst, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next ch-sp, 1fptr around next fpst, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next 2 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next fpst, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next sc, 1fptr around next fpst, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in last 4 sc/ch-sp, turn.

R23 1sc in first 7 sc/ch-sp, *[1fptr2tog around next 2 fptr] twice, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 7 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next 2 fpst, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 7 sc/ch-sp,; rep from * to last 9 sc/ch-sp, [1fptr2tog around next 2 fptr] twice, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 7 sc/ch-sp, turn.
Stitch count: 56 sc, 6 fptr, 8 fptr2tog

R24-26 Rep R4-6.

Rep R3-26 for two more times.

R75 1sc in first 13 sc/ch-sp, *1fptr around next fpst, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next sc, 1fptr around same fpst, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 2 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next fpst, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next ch-sp, 1fptr around same fpst, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next 10 sc/ch-sp; rep from * to last 3 sc/ch-sp, 1sc in last 3 sc/ch-sp turn.
Stitch count: 58 sc, 12 fptr

R79 1sc in first 13 sc/ch-sp, *1fptr around next fptr, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next sc, 1fptr around next fptr, sk next ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 2 sc/ch-sp, 1fptr around next fptr, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next ch-sp, 1fptr around next fptr, sk next sc of current row, 1sc in next 10 sc/ch-sp; rep from * to last 3 sc/ch-sp, 1sc in last 3 sc/ch-sp, turn.

R83 1sc in first 16 sc/ch-sp, *[1fptr2tog around next 2 fptr] twice, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp of current row, 1sc in next 16 sc/ch-sp; rep from * to end, turn.
Stitch count: 64 sc, 6 fptr2tog

R84-86 Rep R4-6, after that rep R5&6 again in Color A, fasten off Color A at the end of the last row, continue with Color B.

~Part three: Petrichor (the smell of rain on dry earth and stone)~

Note: Please note that this stitch pattern likes to stretch lengthwise, making it look narrower than the other two parts, but this will be resolved with blocking.

V-st: [1hdc, ch2, 1hdc] in indicated st or space

R1 (RS) Using Hook C and Color B; Ch3 {doesn’t count as a st here and throughout}, *sk next 2 sc/ch-sp {white arrows pic 1}, V-st in sc {green arrow pic 1}, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp {white arrows pic 2}, V-st in ch-sp {green arrow pic 2}; rep from * to last 4 sc/ch-sp, sk next 2 sc/ch-sp, V-st in sc, 1hdc in last ch-sp {which is a bit hidden, pic 3-4}, ch3, turn.
Stitch count: 23 V-st, 1 hdc

R2 (WS) V-st in each ch2-sp of V-st across {pic 1}, 1hdc in space between last V-st and ch3 {pic 2-3}, ch3, turn.

When working with Bamboo Soft, rep R2 until you have worked a total of 98 rows in V-stitch.
When working with Organicon, rep R2 until you have worked a total of 102 rows in V-stitch.

You will end up with approx. 172cm/68.8” in length. Work away ends and block to measurements of page 2. The wrap can grow up to 200cm/80” in length due to the used stitch, so please block with caution.

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  • Wonderful photo tutorial! You made the instructions very clear. I can’t wait to choose my colors and get started. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern for this incredibly beautiful shawl.

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