Kit 5: Baku Black (0s), Porterfield Plum (10s), Mir-Atlantis Periwinkle (20s), Latvian Lavender (30s), Mesa Marble (40s), Volgassippi Blue (50s), Blue Jay (60s), Shaba Green (70s), Lily Pad (80s), Chicke Masla (90s)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Peace Fleece Worsted Weight Yarn in ~10 colors of your choosing. Each color represents 10 degrees. You will need a total of around 32 skeins (about 8 per quarter).
An H hook or hook to get the gauge you like
Or if you're going to knit, you bettah swatch! Knitting will require less skeins, but I haven't yet tested it out.
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 year!
This will make a blanket approximately 6.5' x 7.5'
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. I recorded the noontime temp. Others have done the high or low temp. You can also adjust and have a different color for every 5 degrees if you live in a place with less extremes.
LOCAL FOLKS, you can order online and choose in-store pick up at checkout to avoid shipping fees.
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.