Monday, 3 February 2020

Knitted Temperature Blanket

I heard about temperature blankets at the end of last year.  I've never made one before and it sounded like a fun long term project.

The idea of a temperature blanket is to knit or crochet a row (or a number of rows) on a blanket each day for a full calendar year.  The colors used each day correspond with the temperature outside.  The more colours you use to represent temperatures and the more varied the temperatures, the more colourful the blanket.

To be consistent, I chose to use the temperature at noon.  I debated whether to use Toronto's temperatures (regardless of where I am) or the temperatures of where I am (so it's a Teena ~ temperature blanket).  I decided to make a Teena ~ temperature blanket ... it should be interesting to see how it turns out as I travel throughout the year.

I'm using nine colours from Red Heart Comfort and Bernat Cozy Style yarn.
  • Blue ~ -6C or colder
  • Green ~ -1C to -5C
  • Light purple ~ 0C to 4C
  • Teal ~ 5C to 9C
  • Red ~ 10C to 14C
  • Dark purple ~ 15C to 19C
  • Yellow ~ 20C to 24C
  • Burnt red ~ 25C and higher
  • Grey ~ first and last rows and divider rows between the months

I cast on 200 stitches.  The first and last five stitches of each row are seed stitches (knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one, knit one).  In between, I'm doing stocking stitch (knitting the odd rows and purling the even rows).

January
January

So far, the warmest temperature (red) was 11C in Toronto on January 11 and the coldest (blue) was -8C in Montreal on January 21.

1 comment:

Jay said...

Oh Teena how clever!