Welcome back to the Temperature Shawl CAL! So glad you could join us! If you’re just joining us or not familiar with the concept, a temperature project is where you create a row on a project you’re making based on the temperature outside…fun! It goes on for a year and at the end of the year, you’ll have an interesting representation of the temperatures for an entire year!
Below is a little refresher on how we’re working the project:
- We’re going to create a shawl…a bit smaller than a blanket.
- However, I will give multiples for the stitch pattern so you can turn it into a blanket if you like OR smaller for a scarf!
- We will do one row per WEEK (average weekly temperature)
- Each row (using yarn and hook I’m using) will equal about an inch, so a one inch row X 52 weeks in the year = a nice 52 (give or take to account for personal tension) inch shawl at the end of the year (18 inches wide)
- Even if you get a few weeks behind, it’s only one row per week so no biggie catching up, right?
- I will provide seasonal updates on the progress of the shawl throughout the year.
- Important to note: my chart is in degrees Fahrenheit. However, you can adjust yours to Celsius if you prefer.
- I did a wide range of temperatures because it gets very cold and very hot where I live. Please adjust accordingly to your area of the world, if you live in a warmer region, your chart will have different ranges for example.
To get your average weekly temperature, check out your local weather forecast or an app. Add up the temperature for each day and divide by 7 (number of days in the week). This is the number you’ll use for the week. Check the color on the chart to see what color you’ll need to complete your row!
Below is the video of the progress that I’ve made so far:
There you have it…a fun, super low stress year-long project!
Please visit and join the Fiber Flux CAL group on Ravelry to get updates, see everyone’s progress (fun because we all live in different places in the world with a variety of temperatures! Also, get questions answered, help others, and show off your work.
If you’re just joining us, here’s what you’ll need:
- Worsted weight yarn of your choice…see swatch chart I made in the photos on this post (I’m using Red Heart Super Saver in cherry red, shocking pink, perfect pink, bright yellow, spring green, delft blue, turqua, lavender, orchid, white) This yarn has no dye lots, so great if you need to pick another skein of one of the colors later in the year…you don’t need all of the yarn now!
- 6.0 mm “J” crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Ruler of Tape Measure
- Swatch Chart (I typed mine and printed it on a piece of card stock, punched holes next to each color, then added a bit of the corresponding yarn…easy peasy!
Get yarn for this project here!
Use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal to share your work or tag @fiberflux on social media!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2018