Hearts of Steel Shawl
“In the race and in the strife, create in our breasts hearts of steel!”
— Olympic Hymn, (English free translation)
At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, 19 women athletes broke new barriers and set significant records for their sports, their countries, and the Olympic Games. Commemorate their historic achievements with this beautiful striped tunisian shawl from Katherine's Second Century Suffragist series honoring contemporary women who are making history.
Created in a simple, yet lacy, double-ended Tunisian crochet, this shawl is lightweight with an elegant drape, perfect for a summer evening. Crocheted borders in a scalloped design suggest the Olympic rings. Shown above in red, white, and blue with sparks of metallic silver in Hearthside Fibers’ Galaxy yarn, and at right in variegated Rio colors using Lorna’s Laces special edition Rio 2016 yarn. New stitches are easy to learn with Katherine's clear photo tutorials.
Purchase and download the full illustrated pattern and story from Ravelry.