Curvature is an intriguing design by Jane Thornley, sort of more a "recipe" than a pattern -- it takes you on a journey with your yarns and allows you to create a piece that is uniquely your own.
Curvature is my exploration of the curved shape translated into a long, curvy-ended wrap that reminds me of butterfly wings.
It features short rows, a small stranded feature above each curve I call the wedge, and holes, lots of holes! Every year I like to add one air-conditioned wrap and here is the 2019 edition.
What makes this one unique is the curving ends that wrap around you like butterfly wings. Now that I think about it, the piece would look lovely in butterfly colors but then, I suppose that any combination could be butterfly colors, right?
Yarn and Colorways
Jane recommends any yarn you like! Really! She recommends about 700 yards of varying colors and fibers put together so that it sings to you.
Given that, her piece measures 70” from end to end including the winged edges with 37” across at the narrowest (middle) section and 41” across at the widest (ends).
It is a bit odd to be offering a kit for this kind of knitting but I know there are many knitters who appreciate a starting point at least. Feel free to add to this (or subtract) depending on your own stash and your own mood.
These are not (not!) the same yarns as what Jane used. You can see a photo of our kit in the lower left-hand corner of the top picture.
We put together a grouping of mostly cool colors and each of our kits will include one each of the following -- all DK weight or light worsted:
1. Fromn HiKoo, Trenzado is one ply of merino twisted with one ply of superwash merino to give a most interesting tonal look. Each ball is 109 yards/ 50g. This colorway is called The Real Teal and is two tones of teal plied together.
2. Also Trenzado, this colorway is called DillyDilly and is what I'd call periwinkle -- a darker twisted with a slightly lighter ply.
3. Juniper Moon Farm Findley DK, a 50/50 blend of wool/ merino with 131 yards/ 50g. The color is called Fresco and is a lovely ivory.
4. From Gedifra, this is Soffio, 37% Alpaca + 37% Wool + 26% Silk with 205 yards/ 25g. It is a fluffy plied yarn and feels marvelous. This colorway is a lighter blue called Denim, the color of well-worn jeans.
5. a Debbie Bliss yarn called Pure Silk, 1005 silk with 137 yards/ 50g skein. This color is Silver and with its sheen it truly looks that way.
6. Noro's Silk Garden, with 45% Mohair + 45% Silk + 10% Wool, and 110 yards/ 50g. What makes this special is the long color runs of the yarn so in essence this gives you a myriad of colors to highlight the rest. This colorway (#44) offeres gold, yellow, brown, as well as teal, blue green, red purple and gray. And I might have missed some.....
So each kit, containing one skein or ball of each, gives you a total of 801 yards.
Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern.
I know some knitters prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Jane via her Ravelry web page. In that case, make sure the drop-down menu is set to "No Pattern Needed."
Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy of the pattern, then the "Pattern" drop-down menu should be set to that. It is 20 pages.
We also can email the pattern to you via email (just be aware that it is not automatic; I have to manually send it to you and I generally do that right before shipping the kit).