In 2013, I had a great time crocheting my temperature scarf, and having a 365 row scarf certainly came in handy during the brutal cold of January and February.

blog Temperature scarf folded flatIf you’re new to the temperature scarf phenomenon, it’s a conceptual project where you link a particular colorway to a set of temperatures, and then allow the weather to dictate your striping pattern. (You can find my free temperature scarf crochet pattern here.)

I promised my mom that I’d make her a temperature scarf before this winter. The catch was she only wanted to include the dates between my sister’s birthday and her birthday. (My birthday happens to be in the middle of theirs.) So, instead I decided to make a cowl.

Last weekend, I picked up some cozy and monochrome yarns from Frog Tree Alpaca that I thought would be perfect at Knitty City during the New York City Yarn Crawl.


Earlier this week, I looked through the weather from December 20, 2013 through February 23, 2014.

TempScarftracking I assigned the colors and charted out the striping pattern.

TempScarfdetailsNow, I just need to pick out a stitch pattern. I’m thinking this may be a knit version, with cables. I know my mom likes cables, but I’m not sure which stitch pattern might look best with frequent color changes. I guess I’ll get swatching!

Temperature Cowl for Mom

4 thoughts on “Temperature Cowl for Mom

  • October 24, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    That should be a fun cowl when you’re finished, no matter what stitch you use. I’m currently making a temperature afghan for the whole of 2014. I didn’t realize how steady the temperatures are in our area from June – August; my squares are rather blah, but we’re getting back into good color variations.

    • October 25, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Ooh, that sounds fun, Carmen. I have considered a temperature blanket but wasn’t sure I’d have the stamina to continue with it!

  • October 24, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    This was one of my favorite projects that you shared and I love seeing how you’re adapting it for your mom.


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