TEMPERATURE BLANKET CROCHET-(OR-KNIT)-ALONG, WINTER SOLSTICE PRE-SALES

Join in a crochet-(or-knit)-along (CORKAL) that lasts the whole year!  We will start on the Winter Solstice (or January 1st if you prefer), and come next winter, you'll have a beautiful blanket, approximately 6.5' x 7.5'.  

This is a project for the data nerds out there!  The blanket is worked in stripes, one row of single crochet for each day in a color that represents that day's temperature.  For my blanket, each color represented 10 degrees Fahrenheit.  Baku Black (0-9), Bonnie Blue Gap (10-19), Patience Blue (20-29), Kalinka Malinka (30-39), Father's Grey (40-49), Grass Roots (50-59), Morning Dove (60-69), Palomino (70-79), Glastnost Gold (80-89), Sahkalin Salmon (90-99).

THE PATTERN:

  • Using an H hook, chain 260 + 1 turning chain in your Day 1 Peace Fleece worsted color
  • Single crochet into each chain with your Day 2 color (spit splice if you have to change colors)
  • Continue for a total of 366 days (it's a Leap Year, y'all!)

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THE CROCHETED VERSION OF THE ABOVE SIZED BLANKET:

  • Peace Fleece Worsted Weight Yarn in ~10 colors of your choosing.  You will need a total of around 32 skeins (8 per quarter). 
  • An H hook. 
  • Or if you're going to knit, you bettah swatch!

I'm taking pre-orders for Peace Fleece through December 11th in order to ship in time for the Winter Solstice (December 21st).  I will open pre-orders up again before the Spring and Fall Equinox, and Summer Solstice.  You are welcome to order in between, too, but it will be based on my current stock at that time.

If you live in New England, here are my recommendations for the Winter Solstice (to get you through to Spring):

Color A (0-9 degrees): 1 skein

Color B (10-19 degrees):  1 skein

Color C (20-29 degrees):  2 skeins

Color D (30-39 degrees):  2 skeins

Color E (40-49 degrees):  1 skein

Color F (50-59 degrees):  1 skein

If you don't live in New England, your guess is as good as mine!  Maybe you don't have to slog through zero degree weather where you live!  You can also adjust and have a different color for every 5 degrees if you live in a place with less extremes! 

A helpful website to check past temperatures in your area is www.timeanddate.com.  Here is a link to past weather for Portland, Maine as an example.

LOCAL FOLKS, for in-store pick up use discount code STOREPICKUP at check out.  But do still pre-order your yarn.

CONSIDERATIONS:

  • I based my blanket on wherever I was, not on my hometown.  In the photo, you can see warmer stretches surrounded by cooler colors.  That's because I travelled to San Francisco, Florida, and Mexico this year!  In this way, your blanket can be a snapshot of your own experience of the world.
  • You don't have to make a blanket.  Or use crochet. But you'll have to swatch and do some math if you want to switch things up.  I believe in you.
  • If you're on Ravelry, share your progress and chat with others in our group thread.
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