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!
Amy, I can certainly relate to crazy weather! Your blanket is certainly a bright spot in it all :) xo
Amy, the crazy weather has brought a gorgeous bright and cheerfull blanket. Here the weather is strange too, one day it looks like Spring, the other day it feels like Winter while it is autumn here.....
Great blanket Amy, love the colours........The temperatures have dropped now in the UK, we've had lovely autumnal days but a few cold nights recently. I'm not keen on Winter...I dislike the cold too much. :))
Maggie please don't worry. You do such good work for the homeless, they need warmth too. I hope for you there will be more sunshine than expected, for sure your blankets for the homeless will bring sunshine to them. Your handwarmers will be MUCH appreciated! Thank you in advance. Hugs xoxo
Anneke, an interesting way of using colour!
I love making complete blankets, so have a large stash of particular colours at the moment and no room to buy more! So I plan to look at your colour/temperature chart to match my yarn and make blankets using the colours I already have. I made a blanket in advance, and this matches up with the various temperatures in Antarctica at the moment.......
There is a useful website which might help other members if they want to use the colours they already have and match them to Anneke's colour / temperature chart.
It is 'World Temperatures - Weather Around the World'.
Chris, this is a beauty and it looks so warm and snug......it will be cherished!
Thank you for the "Weather around the world" ....let's visit each other virtually and translate the weather in colour, chit chat, have a cup of tea and crochet or knit along! xoxo
Wonderful blanket Chris...in such lovely colours! :)))
Christine, this is beautiful! Those one-row color stripes look a lot like the swing knit technique :) xo
I thought that Gloria but I looked at your pattern and it was a four row one and this is two. The knit rib on this changes colour but otherwise they are very similar. I just love slip stitch patterns.