Once you decide that you want to make a temperature blanket to record a year or time period you will need to choose what yarn you will use. Picking colors and yarn for your temperature blanket is important because you need to know how many colors that you will use, what range of colors you will need, and how many balls of yarn you might need. Breakdown your color choices in this post.
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Picking Colors and How Many
Before getting started you should check the high and low for the year in the location you will be doing the blanket for. This will allow you to see the full range of temperature changes and then you can break it down from there into sections.
Most often people pick between 8-10 colors to represent their temperatures. Each of these colors will represent between 5-12 degree changes. This all depends on how much of a difference you have between your high and low for the year.
Although you will see that many temperature blankets are done with rainbow colors, having red be the warmer temperature and blues being the colder temperature, you can pick which ever colors you enjoy. Pick a palette that you love, something that will fit your home. Even if that means having your hottest day of the year in a shade of blue, do what works for you! It is really just about showing the difference throughout the time period.
TIP: Remember that you will be working on this blanket for an entire year. Make your color selections something that will excite you throughout the year.
Because you will be using a range of colors it is suggested that you pick a line that has many choices to give you variations. There are quite a few great options from Yarnspirations that you could use for your temperature blanket. If you aren’t sure what your average hight or low is for your area try out a weather tracker to get those answers.
No matter what yarn you choose for your blanket be sure that it is something that is easy to get. I would hate for you to get half way through your blanket to find out you don’t have enough yarn and then you can’t get a speciality yarn.
- Red Heart Super Saver
- Red Heart With Love
- Caron Simply Soft
- Bernat Super Value
- Caron One Pound
- Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™
- Red Heart Soft
It is hard to tell exactly how much yarn you will need for this project. Just like meteorologist we can’t definitely tell what the weather will be during the year so we need to make a guess. I suggest having at least 2 balls of each color that you are going to use.
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