Curvature by Jane Thornley


April 2019
Any DK weight yarns
DK (11 wpi) ?
no gauge
US 6 - 4.0 mm
700 - 850 yards (640 - 777 m)
one sie
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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?

This wrap actually is knit in two pieces beginning at the center and working to the end. The second piece is picked up from the first cast-on row edge and worked in opposite direction roughly repeating the first section (I say roughly because I never duplicate anything exactly). The business of creating that curving edge is best handled top down rather than bottom up, you see. The winged effect is further enhanced by gradually increasing the number of stitches as the work progresses towards the edges.

Are you with me so far? The 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).