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!
Thanks Sharon. I'll have to try this pattern. These are gorgeous squares
Patricia, these are gorgeous! How interesting that you get two distinctly different looks in one square. Hard to choose which side you would like for the front. They are both so beautiful ... xo
Gorgeous! These are beautiful squares in any blanket, at any time or temperature. I'm trying to figure out how you made them to get the negative image on the back side. Is there a pattern that you can share?
As Gloria said, it would be hard to choose which is the front.
Thank you Sharon. I can't remember where I found the pattern originally but it's called a Wild Granny Square so you should be able to track one down. The pattern I have is for a 6" square so I've had to add my own border to make it up to 8".
Thanks so much Patricia. I found this pattern, which I think is the same:
I have to say that I like your square MUCH better than the ones pictured. Kudos to you for recognizing that it would work in slightly less crazy color combinations. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so this is just my boring opinion.
Yes, that's the one - I remember the purple and yellow. I've checked it again with my pattern because I found there was an error in Round 4. At the end of the first line where it says skip 2 stitches, * tr in sk st of previous round, you need to insert a "dc in next dc" where I've put the asterisk. (Also I had to convert the whole thing into English terminology but I assume you're OK with the original American). One last point - I've just realised that if you're reading it on something smaller than a PC screen it probably won't be at the end of the first line but I'm sure you'll be able to work out what I mean. Good luck!
Not at all Patricia, this is really a stunning pattern, worth showing everywhere!
Thanks for the heads up on Round 4. I will try to pay attention as I make one. I don't usually have trouble converting between American and British terminology, but once in awhile, I get tripped up. Just like when I was living in Australia, and often said that we were separated by a common language. We usually understood each other in the end.
The Christmas version is stunning!
Oh Patricia, these will be delightful in a blanket ...on either side. Great pattern.
What a stunning squares Patricia! Both front and back gives an interesting and beautiful pattern. Love the combination of the light and darker green!