Elis by Margo Bauman


April 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
rows 1-9 = 8" across
5.0 mm (H)
5.5 mm (I)
325 - 400 yards (297 - 366 m)
One size
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This pattern is available for free.

The idea for this shawl came during the 2018 Winter Olympics. The purple and pewter colors have a cool, wintery feel to them. The winners of each Olympic event receive a gold, silver or bronze medal and this yarn has a VERY metallic sheen!

Being an information-junkie I read up on the origins of the Modern Olympics.The Panhellenic Games were a series of competitions with events held every year. The Olympic Games were held in Olympia & Elis. The following year the Nemean Games were held in Nemea and Corinthia. The next year the events of the Pythian Games were held in Delphi. The final year of the series saw the Isthmian Games held in Isthmia and Sicyon.

Elis is closer to the coast than Olympia. Imagine the shells and loops of this shawl as waves gently washing against the shoreline. Make it in bright colors to celebrate summer!