Saturday, March 03, 2018

February All Knit Up

The work on the "My Year in Temperatures" scarf continues. February is now all knit up. The section you see from black garter stitch ridge to black garter stitch ridge is February's section.

Each day is represented by three rows in a colour that coincides with the day's high temperature in Chilliwack. The dots that are placed every 6th stitch on the 2nd row of each day are in the colour that represents the low for that day. Kapisch?

This photo of the knitting since the beginning of the year is probably the last shot where you will see the project in its entirety. A little more knitting and it will be too long to capture in one photograph! At the end of the year my calculations have it at a length of about 10 feet! Perhaps not a practical length, but fun!


Sweetsknit said...

I knit Doctor Who scarves that are 12 to 14 feet long, and people snap them up like crazy. It's not a "practical" length, but it IS a statement piece. It'll be dramatic and fun and cozy and beautiful when it's finished, and it will mean something to you. That's the best kind of project.

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

What a fun idea. I love the chosen colors.

Marlene said...

Well this is true, Sweetsknit! I'll coin this one as "dramatic length". I wore one of about this length when in my teens WAAAAY back in the 70s. I didn't wrap it around my neck at all, but in the frozen north where we were living I stuffed extra length into the unlined pockets of my winter jacket for added warmth for my hands. Doing so also prevented the ends from dragging on the ground and being stepped on by friends.

Not my original idea Joanne but I've made quite a few design changes to the original idea. Things like working in the round to hide ends internally, using finer yarn so I can knit more rows per day while incorporating the fleck that represents the day's low temperature, and using Celsius temperature measurements rather than Fahrenheit.

The colours you see here are not all of the ones I have lined up for the year. In all I have 17 colours, each with a range of three degrees. The others were shown in a early February post.

cjbj said...

What will it be? Interesting concept!

Marlene said...

It's a scarf cjbj. By year's end it will be a very long scarf.