Weather or Knot Scarf Kit

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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.


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  • 5
    Weather Scarf

    Posted by Judy M Ellison on 5th Feb 2021

    It is a gift to a dear friend. She absolutely loves the yarn, colors, and appreciates the idea of knitting just a little to keep up with the weather.

  • 5
    WOKS w/Holst Garn

    Posted by Sue Ellen Riese on 12th Nov 2020

    Easy pattern instructions - can’t wait to start this project at the end of the year. Already assigned the colors for each temperature range. I ordered the lovely neutrals with blues called Coast. Only 2 rows per day that incorporates historical norms for a more interesting design element. Will post monthly updates on Instagram.

  • 5
    Weather or Knot Scarf Kit - Coast Version

    Posted by Janice on 6th May 2020

    The order came quickly and I'm very happy with the yarn and pattern. Really fun project!

  • 5
    Weather or Know Scarf Kit - Coast Version

    Posted by Lisa on 1st Apr 2020

    Yarn is gorgeous. Directions are clear. Fun project.

  • 5
    Weather or Not Scarf Kit

    Posted by Harriet on 25th Mar 2020

    I was thrilled to receive the kits I ordered. It took a long time to get them, but how terrific that the response was so positive. I'm adapting my scarf kit to be "The Year of Living Six Ft. Apart".

  • 5
    Weather or Knot Scarf

    Posted by Deborah Mazza on 13th Mar 2020

    This is a unique, fun and beautiful project to do each and every day. Now with our country in crisis and dealing with quarantines , it helps to know there is a project to take my mind off the fear and focus on creating

  • 5
    Weather or knot scarf

    Posted by Genevieve on 9th Mar 2020

    Love the idea- yarn is nice— great idea

  • 4
    weather or knot scarf

    Posted by pam mcdonald on 2nd Apr 2019

    I am having a ball making this scarf. So fun to change colors and not always know what color is next! Don't love the pattern right now and I think the yarn is too thin for my liking but it is growing on me as it gets longer. Would suggest it to others!

  • 4
    Cheri Schouweiler

    Posted by Cheri Schouweiler on 9th Jan 2019

    Cheri Schouweiler love the project and the yarn!

  • 5
    Weather or Knot - Extended Forecast Version

    Posted by Colleen Neumann on 28th Dec 2018

    I usually dread New Year's. But not this year! I can hardly wait to get started on my scarf. I enjoyed planning my colors and filling in my chart. I usually knit bright colors. But I love the muted Extended Forecast colors.