Have you heard of temperature blankets? They’re a super popular project idea, and it’s easy to see why — they’re fun to make, a long-term project, and have the potential to be passed down as an heirloom piece. But what are they?
The basic idea is that you knit or crochet one row per day of a blanket in a color that coordinates with the temperature. If you use about eight to ten different colors, you’ll get a beautiful variation throughout the year. Depending on the climate where you live, each color will probably correspond to between five and twelve degrees. Below is a sample color chart, made for the climate in New York City and using Vanna’s Choice®️ yarn:
To make the colors really stand out, it’s best to use a fairly simple blanket pattern. Even a basic garter stitch or single crochet back and forth would work well. If you would prefer to use a written pattern, the ones below are simple enough to show off the change in seasons.