Temperature Scarf

One of the big knitting trends so far this year is to knit a scarf that shows the temperature of your home everyday.

Temperature Scarf

Temperature Scarf

Here’s my start so far. The few rows of green are the days when it was very warm, and the few rows of light purple were the days about a week and a half later where it was very, very cold. The scarf is 40 stitches wide, and it knit in linen stitch. Each day is two rows. The temperature information is based on the mean temperature for Toronto as reported by The Weather Underground at the weather station at Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

It is going along well, except for one problem… I’m not supposed to be knitting until the end of the month. It seems I have developed epicondylitis in my left elbow, and I need to rest my arm. (I’ve mentioned resting my arm a few times, and this is the reason why. Thankfully, I’ve discovered that stitching doesn’t really hurt. Knitting does.) Thank goodness for The Weather Underground’s historical data section. I will have no problem getting caught up once I’ve been given the okay to start knitting again.

Yarns for temperature scarf

Yarns for temperature scarf

For the scarf I’m working from stashed yarn. (Yay!) Most of the yarn is Bernat Satin; I will probably switch that red to Bernat Satin too. The grey is for the borders, and it is Mary Maxim Starlette. It is a little thicker than the Satin, which I think I like.

Colour Temp. Range
Red 32°C and above
Sunset (orange) 26°C – 31°C
Fern (dk. green) 20°C – 25°C
Soft Fern 13°C – 19°C
Spring (pale green) 7°C – 12°C
Lapis (pale blue) 1°C – 6°C
Teal -5°C – 0°C
Lavender (dk. purple) -12°C – -6°C
Star Dust (lt. purple) -13°C and below
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