What is a Temperature Blanket and How to Knit One
Temperature Blankets have been all the rage in the past few years. Whether you knit or crochet these are wonderfully colorful afghans that are so much fun. They are based completely on what the weather is doing in your neighborhood. Simply put you check the weather for the day and knit or crochet a row based on the temperature. Hot temperatures might be reds, orange, and yellow. Cold temperatures are in blues, purple, white colors.
I have decided that it would be fun to change the pattern from a simple one stitch blanket to a multitude of stitches. This just keeps it a little bit more interesting. But you can use any stitch you love whether stockinette, garter, seed or any other pattern you might like. Crocheters tend to love corner to corner afghans and knitters have even made these in mitered squares to sew together for one large blanket. These blankets are so beautiful that passing them down from generation to generation is a must to remember the year and day your baby was born or a birthday, anniversary, all those fabulous memories from throughout a year are marked with a colorful temperature blanket.
Each blanket begins on the first of the year and is worked one row a day. Using 8 to 10 different colors should give you a variety of colors for your blanket. Depending on the climate where you live each color corresponds to between 5-12 degrees in range. January is usually cold for many American and Canadians so your blanket may start off in the blue and purple range and as the weather changes and warms up colors will go through green, yellow, orange and red. Finishing up with cold weather at the end of the year with blue, purple colors. A gorgeous colorful temperature blanket to cherish forever.
January is usually cold for many American and Canadians so your blanket may start off in the blue and purple range and as the weather changes and warms up colors will go through green, yellow, orange and red. Finishing up with cold weather at the end of the year with blue, purple colors. If you live where it’s warm year-round like Florida or California then you may have a very hot colored blanket. Alaskans will have a blanket full of blues, purples, and white. All are gorgeous colorful blankets you can cherish forever.
2017 in southern North Carolina is a roller coaster ride for us. If you are following our temperature blanket for this year your blanket will be different depending on where you live. On the 1st day of 2017, it was 61 degrees here so my blankets first row was kelly green. The temperature has been 67, 69, and today 66 these are the highs for the day. So back lime green for 2 rows and back to kelly green today. However this weekend we may get snow so around here it might be freezing or beach weather who knows. My blanket might be crazy fun. What is your blanket going to look like?
You can follow along in our 365 days 2017 Temperature Blanket Knit Along. I’ve included each color and have tried to cover a color for every part of the country. I’ve also added some different stitches to keep it interesting. You can do your blanket in any pattern you choose. I recommend a garter or seed stitch if you want to stick to just one pattern. Have fun knitting your blanket. Happy New Year and New Knitting Projects this year.