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TEMPERATURE BLANKET CROCHET-(OR-KNIT)-ALONG

TEMPERATURE BLANKET CROCHET-(OR-KNIT)-ALONG

Regular price $126.00 Sale

Join a crochet-(or-knit)-along (CORKAL) that lasts a 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 (or knit) for each day in a color that represents that day's temperature. 

Kit 1: Baku Black (0s), Bonnie Blue Gap (10s), Patience Blue (20s), Kalinka Malinka (30s), Father's Grey (40s), Grass Roots (50s), Morning Dove (60s), Palomino (70s), Glastnost Gold (80s), Sahkalin Salmon (90s).

Kit 2: Brownie (0s), Wooly Bear (10s), Grass Roots (20s), Anna's Grasshopper (30s), Shaba Green (40s), Poashja Hemlock (50s), GonnaBe Alright (60s), Baikal Superior Green (70s), Baltic Blue (80s), Blue Jay (90s)

Kit 3: Antarctic White (0s), Mesa Marble (10s), Latvian Lavender (20s), Mir-Atlantis Periwinkle (30s), Georgia Rose (40s), Palomino (50s), Chickie Masla (60s), Evening Marigold (70s), Glastnost Gold (80s), Sheplova Mushroom (90s)

Kit 4: Siberian Midnight (0s), Kalinka Malinka (10s), Volgassippi Blue (20s), Kamchatka Seamoss (30s), Grass Roots (40s), Lily Pad (50s), Chickie Masla (60s), Evening Marigold (70s), Glastnost Gold (80s), Sakhalin Salmon (90s)

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.

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 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.

    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!  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.