Milestone Year: Temperature Blanket by Andra Asars

Milestone Year: Temperature Blanket

January 2024
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3800 - 3830 yards (3475 - 3502 m)
one size, 3' x 4' finished
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update posted: Jan 11th 2024. corrected rounds 1 and 2 of the pattern. apologies. and thank you to my first tech editor!

To commemorate a milestone birth year I knit this temperature blanket. Inspired by a friend’s project. I chose a lap throw with one square per month. This choice kept the blanket to a manageable size. Each square is about 12’ x 12”. This is an easy project for an experienced knitter.

My parameters:
Lanas Light (100% wool, 383 yds, sport weight, light and warm)
1 skein of each color. (10 colors)
One square/month. 12” x 12”. Finished blanket 3’ x 4’.
Squares knit from the outside in towards the center.
Following daily high temperatures according to the Accuweather App for my location that day.
One color for every ten degrees.
#4 needles. 24” circ transitioning to a 40” circ for magic loop at the center of the squares,
Gauge: 23 stitches and 48 rows per 4” in garter stitch (knit 1 round, purl 1 round)

Color Selections :
Outline color: 78102
High temperature colors:
Cream 7801 below 19F, Ash Grey 78103 20-29F,
Light Aqua 78118 30-39F, Sage 78108 40-49F,
Leaf Green 78127 50-59F, Gold 78115 60-69F,
Orange 78109 70-79F, Tomato 78126 80-89F,
Pink 78106 90F and above.