Monday, February 3rd 2020, 5:20 pm - Check the temperature and knit accordingly. It's as easy as that.
From big, fluffy clouds to thunderous storms, knitters have been capturing it all and turning it into wearable art.
The concept is simple: Every day, participants knit a stripe in a scarf in a colour that matches the temperature at the given time.
The trend recently went viral when Twitter user Josie George of the UK posted a scarf she started working on at the beginning of the year.
I decided that this year, every day, I would knit a row on a scarf to mark the corresponding daily temperature/weather of my town. It felt like a good way to engage with the changing climate and with the changing year. A way to notice and not look away.Josie George 🌻 on Twitter
The trend was also popular in 2012 when more than 1,000 knitters from more than 20 countries signed up to participate in the project and they're posting their progress in a Conceptual Knitters Pool on Flickr.
The combinations are endless.
Here are a few more temperature scarves currently circulating social media
I am knitting a temperature scarf for the year of 2020. Each day I knit a row according to the temperature and the assigned color. I am loving it! I love thinking of today as light blue. From 19-67 degrees this month!Jennifer Fairbanks on Twitter
First month of my 2020 temperature scarf done! I've divided up the maximum daily temperature into 7 bins (modelled using #python) and each day knit a new row of a corresponding colour #slowvisualisationAmy Gilligan on Twitter
January section of weather scarf. Two rows per day according to the temperature. Dark blue = 0-5, light blue = 5-10, green = 10-15. And dry January nearly complete.Gillian Frigerio on Twitter
@porridgebrain Oh I like the idea of adding the weather to this. I'm also doing a temperature scarf for the first time! Here's my progress, I'll be adding the last week of January tonight.Aimee on Twitter
@porridgebrain Had to add my sky scarf from a few years ago. Was such a fun project. Maybe time for a temperature blanket.Dawn Leduc on Twitter
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