As featured in The New York Times!
Track the temperature in a unique way, by creating a scarf that changes colors as the temperature does. The Weather or Knot project features seven colors; you'll knit 2 rows, down and back, each day, choosing your color based on the day's recorded high temperature. The scarf also features a simple, optional design element based on the day's temperature compared to the historic averages for that day. Full instructions, background information, and worksheet are included.
Each kit contains 7 skeins (1 skein each of seven colors) of Coast by Holst Garn*, the Weather or Knot pattern and accompanying temperature averages worksheet.
Needle requirement: US 4 (3.75 mm) straight or 24" circular needle.
Using a US 4 will result in a somewhat open scarf, depending on your gauge. For a firmer fabric, you may want to use a US 3 (3.5 mm) needle. If you opt for the smaller needle, the resulting scarf will be somewhat narrower and shorter
Finished Dimensions: app. 72” long and 8” wide
Note: The names of the colorways do not change how the scarf is constructed; they are simply names to evoke the colors represented. If you want a more traditional "weather-map" look, choose Weathervane. Atmosphere is for those of you who like cool neutrals; Seasonal is warm earth tones.
Weathervane: (A) Passion Flower, (B) Jay/Cobalt, (C) Marlin, (D) Sea Green, (E) Crab Apple, (F) Old Gold/Aconite, (G) Jaffa
Atmosphere: (A) Black, (B) Flint, (C) Dove, (D) Ecru, (E) Skylight, (F) Nimbus, (G) Kingfisher
Seasonal: (A) Warm Brown, (B) Asparagus, (C) Mangrove, (D) Meadow, (E) River, (F) Ice Sea, (G) Old Gold/Aconite
*While seven skeins of Coast is more than enough yarn to complete a scarf, we can't predict the weather, so are not able to guarantee that one skein of a particular color will be enough, depending on how many days a particular color is knit. Coast's generous yardage (383 yds) makes this unlikely.