Sunday, 19 March 2017

Temperature Scarf : First Update

I started my temperature scarf on 1st March. Autumn proper doesn't really start until late March here, and it feels strange knitting in 30-degree heat! I didn't want to wait any longer to start though. Here is the rainbow of colours I chose. They are all from my stash. Perhaps some of the colours don't quite match exactly, but I'm quite proud of myself not having to purchase any yarn at all.

[I apologise for the bad quality photos in this post -- I'm having some trouble with my computer and I wasn't able to edit them properly.]

My temperature scale is this (in celsius):
40+ : purple
37-39 : marone
34-36 : red
30-33 : orange
27-29 : yellow
24-26 : mint green
20-23 : grass green
17-19 : pale blue
13-16 : medium blue
12- : grey

I know Melbourne's temperature range well enough to choose the upper and lower limits, and choose a range of colours that will (hopefully) produce an interesting and varied scarf. Here it is at Day 19:

As you can see, the variable but mainly hot days of late Summer are visualised in warm-toned colours beautifully (if I do say so myself!), and I'm very pleased with it so far. I'm using the tube knitting technique, and planning to pull the ends through to the centre with a crochet hook instead of having to weave them in. I hope it works out!


  1. I love the idea of "diary scarves" like this! I can't wait for your updates because the idea of our switched-out seasons and the randomness of the whole thing (in a good way) are so fascinating to me. :)

  2. I'm glad you like it! I'm planning to do an update once a month. Because the weather is so variable here, it should be interesting.