Have you heard of temperature blankets? They’re a great way to make a blanket that is completely unique to you! It’s like a physical representation of your life in yarn!
Temperature blankets start on the first of the year. Each day you will work one color stripe, so at the end of the year you have a finished blanket. The color you work is based on the high temperature for the day. Pretty simple, right?
Here’s the break down to prepare:
What colors? Typically temperature blankets are worked in a rainbow of colors with whites and blues representing the coldest colors and orange and reds representing the highest temps. We have put together two color palettes using Basic Stitch Anti Pilling yarn. One works with the more classic color scheme (shown above) and with the other I took a bit more creative license on color choice.
You can work with Basic Stitch Anti Pilling yarn in either color or select your own yarns and colors!
The amount of yarn you will need in each color will vary depending on the temperature in your area. The finished size of your blanket will also vary depending on your yarn and gauge.
Coming up in the next post we’ll discuss a little more about yarns, yardage, and pattern recipes for both knit and crochet. In the meantime, start planning your colors! (You may wish to gather a ball or two of each color to be ready for January 1!)
Find the pattern recipe HERE