"Curatio" means healing or curing in Latin. Since I knit most of this design while I sat in the hospital with my son after he broke his leg, Margene suggested I give the pattern a healing name. There has been a lot of healing in my house in the past month for which I am very thankful. I love the idea of honoring the excellent work Anders's surgeon did on his leg with this shawl.
Curatio is written for two sizes, using two different yarn weights. The large version, pictured in blue, is worked in The Plucky Knitter Handpainted Lace weight, in "Old Blue Eyes". The finished large shawl measures 74" across the top and 30" from top edge to tip. The medium version, shown in orange, is worked in Sweet Georgia Yarns Silk Crush, a fingering weight yarn, in the "Cayenne" colorway. It measures 60" across the top and 28" from top edge to tip.
This shawl has just enough patterning to keep the knitting interesting, but not overwhelming. The stitch patterns are written out and also charted to appeal to a wide range of knitters. I love having a shawl to toss on in the overly air conditioned restaurants that are too common at this time of year. Both of my Curatio Shawls have done duty in this way already. There's no need to wait until fall to wear one.
CURATIO SHAWL (Ravelry Link)
Sizes: M [L]
Finished Measurements: 60" across top edge, 28" from top to point, blocked
Gauge: 12 sts & 24 rows = 4”(10cm) in garter st, blocked
Yarn: Medium (fingering wt) - Sweet Georgia Yarns Silk Crush Sock, 50% Superwash Merino/ 50% Silk, 375 yards per 115 g skein, 1 skein “Cayenne
Large (lace wt) - The Plucky Knitter Handpainted Lace, 100% Merino, 900 yds per skein, 1 skein “Old Blue Eyes”
Needles: US 8/5mm[US 7/4.5mm] or size to obtain gauge
Other Materials: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, crochet hook
Price: $6.00 US