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Join us July 26th 7:30pm at Atomic Books Eightbar to watch the Opening Ceremonies!

HUZZAH! The 2024 Ravellenic Games are nearly upon us! Are you ready to join Team Lovely? 

 

Ravellenics began in 2006 as "The Knitting Olympics" by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee on her blog, "The Yarn Harlot". Click here to see her original post and the 2006 rules. 

 

While the spirit and nearly all of the rules remain the same, Ravellenics has grown in popularity with stitchers and spinners all over the world! You can join the Ravellenic Summer Games Group on Ravelry HERE

The idea is to choose a project of Olympic proportion for you to begin and complete during the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris! 

 

Join us at Atomic Books Eightbar for our Opening Ceremonies watch party on Friday, July 26th 7:30pm - 11pm!

MEDAL CATEGORIES 1

 

Here are your Ravellenics 2024 medal categories!

Each project can only be entered for ONE medal category. You can enter as many projects as you wish, but each project can only be entered into one event and receive one medal.

 

Afghan Marathon
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This covers blankets of all shapes and sizes. Baby sacks are considered to be blankets.

 

Bag Backstroke
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Any project that you’d consider to be a bag can go here. Totes, shoulder bags, itty ditty bags, anything like that. If you can put something in it and carry it around, then it probably belongs here.

 

Cowl Jump
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Any cowls, smoke-rings, and any donut-shaped neckwear can qualify here. Basically, if it goes around your neck and the ends are joined, either permanently or temporarily, it goes here. Any jewelry goes into garment.

 

Garment Polo
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This category is for any clothing not included under other categories. Bathing suits, lingerie, animal clothing and the like can be submitted here. Ponchos belong here as well unless they are not closed in the front. If a poncho closes like a shawl or wrap, then it belongs in the Shawl Sailing category. This would also include accessories otherwise not mentioned, such as jewelry, boot cuffs, belts, and other accouterments that are worn, but don’t fall into any other category.

 

Hat Dash
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Any hats and headgear: berets, tams, skullcaps, slouchy hats, headbands, etc. will qualify here.

 

House Heptathlon
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This event is for your Home and Décor projects. Things like pillows, wash/dishcloths, bookmarks, tool caddys, cozies, baskets. Holiday items, like stockings, ornaments, ribbons, Halloween props, and birthday cakes can also go here.

 

Mitten Medley
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Any items for your hands: a pair of mittens or gloves, with and without fingers, will go here. We do ask that, for consistency and fairness, that these must all be pairs.

 

Scarf Hockey
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Anything you’d define as a scarf or stole can go here. In general, if it is long, rectangular and is worn around the neck with unjoined ends, it goes here. That said, we understand that some of our European raveletes consider triangle shaped pieces scarves as well. You are welcome to enter your FO in either Scarf Hockey or Shawl Sailing, but we recommend you go by the description the designer used to identify the item on the Ravelry pattern page, and you are only allowed to enter the item in one of the two categories, not both.

 

Shawl Sailing
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Any items considered a shawl, wrap, etc can be entered here. In general, if it is triangular and is worn around the neck and shoulders, it is considered a shawl. That said, there are some shawl patterns, e.g. prayer shawls, that are rectangular. You are welcome to enter your FO in either Scarf Hockey or Shawl Sailing, but we recommend you go by the description the designer used to identify the item on the Ravelry pattern page, and you are only allowed to enter the item in one of the two categories, not both. Ponchos that close like a wrap belong here. If they do not open in the front, they belong in the Super G(arment) category.

 

Sock-Put
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Any pairs of socks, stockings, tights, knee-highs, legwarmers, slippers, etc can go here. We do ask that, for consistency and fairness, that these must all be pairs. Holiday stockings can be entered in House Heptathlon.

 

Sweater Triathlon
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Any sweaters, any shape or size, vests, tops, cardigans, shrugs, boleros, etc.

 

Synchronized Spinning
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Any fiber, of any preparation (roving, batt, top, raw fleece), that has been spun into yarn of any kind (singles, any number of plies, art yarn) will qualify here. Please enter your finished yarn through a stash page, and not a project page.

 

Toy Toss
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All toys are welcome here: amigurumi, stuffies, monsters, etc. Clothing and accessories for toys can also be submitted here.

 

WIPs Wrestling
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Any project that was started before the Games that is finished during these Games qualifies here. Reminder: Any item entered into WIPs Wrestling cannot be entered into any other event.

 

For a WIP to qualify for a medal a ravelry craft component has to be completed during the games (knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning).

 

 

When you set up your project page for your medal projects, remember to tag them with the tags ravellenics2024, your team tag (if you aren’t sure what it is, check with your team captain), and any laurel tags you think you qualify for. Both the mods and the captains need these tags in order to properly award your prizes. If you aren’t sure how to tag, check out our Tagging Tutorial (coming soon!)
Please don’t use the word “Olympics” in your project name. See our Rules and Regulations page

  1. Ravellenic Games is not an official event of the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics Games and is being independently organized by your volunteer mod team. 

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