Ways to wear ‘Spirit of Summer’ (& Materials list)

What better way to reveal my finished 'Spirit of Summer' shawl, than to show you just how versatile it is (simple + versatile = my favourite kind of project). The shawl measures approximately 150cm wide x 80 cm deep and these are just a few of the different ways you can wear it...

Shown on 'Polly', my UK 10/12 model
Made from two balls of Scheepjes* Spirit (yarn review here) this shawl weighs a mere 100g, so it's ideal for commuting to work or travelling for leisure - it'll easily squish into a small space if the temperature rises, but on chilly days (or when the air conditioner is blasting) you'll be thankful for it's snuggly-soft texture.  In fact, this is a great travel project too - you could realistically make it on the way somewhere and wear it on the way back!

Perfect for wearing, or crocheting, on a plane (Book: Things I Learned from Knitting)

If you would like to make one of these for yourself or a friend, I'll be posting the pattern next week. The list below includes everything you will need. (A couple of my friends have already been talking about adding a colourful border to theirs, which I think is a great idea. If you would like to improvise a border, you might like to pick up some extra colours too!)


  • 100g (2 balls) of Scheepjes Spirit in 'Jay' or your favourite colour - available from Deramores*, Wool Warehouse* and other Scheepjes stockists. 
  • 4mm crochet hook.
  • If you crochet tightly, you might also like to use a 4.5mm hook for the starting chain, as this has a top-down construction. 
  • A stitch marker or safety pin. 

Gather your materials and pop back here next week to get the free pattern here - I've already posted the stitch tutorials (here) and the pattern is listed on Ravelry (here) so you can add it to your queue or favourite it while you wait. 

*Thanks to Scheepjes for providing the yarn for this project. Stockist information includes affiliate links which help to support the blog and the production of free patterns such as this one. Thank you for using them. 

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