TEMPERATURE BLANKET CROCHET-(OR-KNIT)-ALONG, SPRING EQUINOX PRE-SALES
Join in a crochet-(or-knit)-along (CORKAL) that lasts the whole year! Stick with it and you'll have a beautiful blanket that visually represents a year's worth of temperatures.
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 2019 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).
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!)
This will make a blanket approximately 6.5' x 7.5'
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Peace Fleece Worsted Weight Yarn in ~10 colors of your choosing. You will need a total of around 32 skeins (about 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 March 7th in order to ship in time for the Spring Equinox (March 21st). I will open pre-orders up again before the Summer Solstice, Fall Equinox, (and Winter Solstice if you're joining in for Spring). 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 Spring Equinox (to get you through to Summer):
Color D (30-39 degrees): 1 skein
Color E (40-49 degrees): 2 skeins
Color F (50-59 degrees): 3 skeins
Color G (60-69 degrees): 2 skeins
Color H (70-79 degrees): 1 skein
If you don't live in New England, your guess is as good as mine! 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. You can also adjust and have a different color for every 5 degrees if you live in a place with less extremes!
LOCAL FOLKS, for in-store pick up use discount code STOREPICKUP at check out. But do still pre-order your yarn.
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! 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.