With many thanks to Debbie Posmontier,
who launched the idea of temperature squares as a monthly theme.
I am pleased to host:
TEMPERATURES AROUND THE GLOBE IN 30 DAYS
Have you heard of temperature squares?
They are a wonderful theme idea, and it's easy to see why -- they're fun to make, a 30 day project and have the potential to turn into cheerful blankets for boys and girls.
What are temparature squares?
The basic idea is that you knit or crochet a square for a blanket in a color that coordinates with the temperature. If you use different colors, you'll get a beautiful variation throughout the day, week or even month . Depending on the climate where you live, each color will correspond to the degrees.
Below is a sample color chart. I have chosen this one for the children because of its bold colors. Please feel free to use pastels, shades, tones.
Don’t think if it snows and it is far below zero (-18C), your square should consist of one color only (following the chart it should be Pinky Purple)..the day has more temperatures than one, maybe the same day it rises up to -7C (Blue).. and imagine sitting in the sun…..the real feel could be +10C (Green) and the colors of your square will change….and maybe even your mood?
There are so many variations you could do for squares , or maybe you are in the mood to make a blanket….
- You don't necessarily have to make striped squares…..use any pattern you like, e.g. circle in a square, CtC diagonal stripes, diagonal knit squares, granny squares, and so on. The stripes or other patterns and plain janes will represent our global community temperature squares.
- Think of the high and low temp of each day – and also at night - for a single location, or,
- The high and low temperatures of a location combined in the northern and southern hemisphere, e.g. Toronto combined with Bryanston.....
Since we live all over the world, the possibilities are endless and I am curious to see what the temperatures will bring!
Talking about temperatures: Handwarmers are more than welcome!
This is stunning. It looks like an exotic flower.
Sharon this is beautiful. Lovely color combination. I second Patricia: Indeed it looks like an exotic flower. :)
Thank you all so much for your kind words.
One of the things that I love about KAS is that it pushes me to try new and different things.
I am very tentative about color, and probably wouldn't have thought to put these 4 colors together in one square, but this theme pushed me to try it. When I pulled the colors from the shelves, my first reaction was to flinch away. ha ha ... now I'm glad I just went for it.
I am not sure I have understood this. Do we use your colour chart to mark the different temperatures? Or can we make up pi own? Also do we do this as a square for one day or for one week?
Sorry to be a bit dim about this!
Hi Rebecca, My colour chart is just an example of how to "transform" temperatures into colors. Please feel free to use pastels, shades, tones, it doesn't necessarily have to be colors according to my chart. There are other temperature blanket charts to find on the internet.
You are free to make squares representing one day, one week or whatever you like. The day has more temperatures than one, these can be represented in one square too , or from the Northern and Southern hemisphere combined in one square and so on. Hope to have been of help?
Handwarmers made by Paola Ferrari:
I started a series of handwarmers: Twelve months in Bologna. These are
January and February. It is intresting to see how colors change little by
little following the temperatures. Only one problem. The scale color
provided goes from 20° below to 35°. What about more? In August this year
we reached 47°. Any suggestion?
Thank you Paola for this wonderful handwarmers in beautiful color combinations! The children will be very happy wearing these. The only suggestion I have for more than 47° is very dark red :))) or: burned (deep) orange? Anyone else in for a suggestion?
WOW! Paola, these handwarmers are striking. I love how you mixed in the variegated yarns too. Just beautiful.
I don't really have a suggestion for hot, hot, hot temperatures beyond what Anneke already said. Maybe if you are looking for a way to use up some dark brown???
Great handwarmers, Paola! Such wonderful boy colors whatever the temperature :) xo
Thank you Maggie, the children will be happy to wear these cheerful handwarmers. I add them to the November theme, very applicable, because it is cold, stormy and rainy here. xo
Wonderful hand warmers. I love the pattern created by the brown/orange/beige variegated.