In just a few weeks I’ll be moving to Colorado. My husband got a job at Google in Boulder and we are getting ready to relocate. 

My friend Kristy mentioned wanting to start a yearlong project in 2017 and is going to do a temperature scarf. I’ve seen the idea before and have always thought it would be fun, but never made the commitment. 
With our upcoming move I thought it would be neat to see how my Colorado temperature scarf differs from her Illinois one. And we thought we would take it a step further and invite everyone to participate. 

Kristy put together this color list, all the yarns are the worsted weight Mighty Stitch yarn from Knit Picks. 

We’d love to have you join us. If you live somewhere without such a wide spread of temperatures you could adjust the range or change the temperature increments to 5 degrees instead of 10. 

Our plan is to use the day’s high temperature as the color. Kristy also put together this calendar you can use to take notes in case you need to fall behind. However, there’s plenty of websites that can give you the data if you miss a day. 

We are over on Instagram as @hugsarefun and @kristyg5 We’ll be using the hashtag #2017temperaturescarf if you want to join along!


  1. paloverde says

    If I were to do this for my climate, I’d eliminate the lower temps and add in more ranges: 90–99, 100–109, 110 +. That would more accurately reflect where I live (and the fact that a scarf isn’t very useful here much of the time!

  2. says

    I joined you 🙂 The world is small. I heard about the temperature scarf idea from Abby Glassenberg’s newsletter. I found your blog and then the instagram accounts and voila. I am using what i already have at home and knitting a sweater instead of a scarf. But still one row everyday. Will be sharing the progress. I am really curious how your scarf will turn out.Have a great new year. Good luck with the move.

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