The Delphi shawl is named for the location where the Pythian Games, one of the four Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece, were held. These games honoring Apollo were held every 4 years, 2 years after the Olympiads, and the winner was awarded a laurel wreath (the Olympic games honored Zeus with an olive wreath as the prize for the winner):
- The fans signify rays of sunshine for Apollo, believed by the ancient Greeks to be the god of sun & light.
- The ch3 loops represent the athletes competing in the various events.
The lower border of “laurel tips” represent the laurel wreath given to the winner.
15” deep and 57” top edge (38cm x 145cm) (unblocked)
19” deep and 61” top edge (48cm x 155cm) (blocked)
Wisdom Yarns Limerick (100% merino wool; 175yds [160m]/1.76oz/50grams); 2 balls “#31804 Purple” (MC)
- Segment 1: 35yds/32m, 0.35oz/10g
- Segment 3: 84yds/77m, 0.85oz/24g
- Segment 5 and all edging: 228yds/209m, 2.29oz/65g
Louisa Harding Grace Harmonies (50% wool, 50% silk; 110yds [101m]/ 1.76oz/50grams) 2-1/2 hanks “#16 Florence” (CC)
- Segment 2: 126yds/115m, 2.01oz/57g
- Segment 4: 148yds/135m, 2.36oz/67g
Sample shown used 621yds/223g DK yarn.
H-size crochet hook (5.0mm)
G-size crochet hook (4.0mm)
141 beads (optional) 6/0 “E” size
Please see our standard abbreviations.
Starting Loop (S-Loop): ch4, turn, sc in same sp.
Ending Loop (E-Loop): ch1, hdc in same sp
Laurel tip: sc, ch3, sl st in side of sc, ch4, sl st same place, ch3, sl st same place.
Bead sc (optional): place bead on “hook loop” before making the sc.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: MARGO BAUMAN
Margo Bauman – aka flyingflower on Ravelry – learned to crochet from her Grandmother. While she occasionally spent some time working on crochet projects while growing up, and later in college, she didn’t devote much time to it until the 2000’s. Since then, she has won a considerable number of 1st place ribbons at the St. Mary’s County Fair for her exceptional work and she’s a member of the CGOA. Her beautiful crochet pieces can be seen at the woman’s cooperative called New View Fiberworks in Leonardtown MD.
Over the past few years, Margo has created a number of original designs. Her very first pattern, Oh, Honey! Tunisian Spa Cloth, was released as a free pattern on Ravelry in March 2015. Later that year she was a Crochet Awards (aka the Flamies) Judges Nominee.