Cast On: Time + Temperature

Remember when we were younger, before we had smartphones and had information scrolling through our hands, and we would call Time + Temperature for our daily weather report? Relive that cathartic morning ritual by casting on a 2019 temperature project. At the same time each day, record the temperature by knitting a row (or two, depending on the project you choose) in a color that corresponds to the temperature. Red might indicate 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit, while baby blue might indicate 30-40 degrees.

The idea of a Temperature Blanket isn’t new. Striped, garter stitch afghans have popped up all over the world. Today we offer a few projects that depart from the traditional stripe-a-day blankets and allow you to document the daily temperature with a bit more involved style.

Daily Temperature Blanket by Clare Thornley

Document the high and the low of each day in this striped, mitered square blanket from designer Clare Thornley. The designer used 15 different colors of DK weight yarn to capture a year’s worth of temperatures over 365 squares. But you can use any weight yarn to create your own unique blanket.

Get the free pattern on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/daily-temperature-blanket


Temperature Timepiece by Andrea Shanti

Can’t commit to a Temperature Blanket? Then follow the lead of Andrea Shanti and knit a memory scarf. The designer used 9 colors of fingering weight yarn, which added up to about 2,000 yards for the entire project. She points out that amount of yarn will depend on where you live and what temperatures you hit most, so we suggest choosing a yarn that is always in-stock for reorders.

Get the free pattern from Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/temperature-timepiece


Tunisian Temperature Blanket by Nora Davenport

From the team at All Wound Up Yarn Shop is a mesmerizing Temperature blanket that combines crocheted panels. This blanket also documents the high and the low of each day, but in a unique way. The designer held the yarn double and used one color for the low and the other for the high. While actual yardage was not calculated, the designer suggests that 20 skeins of worsted weight yarn will get the job done.

Get the free pattern on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tunisian-temperature-blanket