February has been completely NOT what I expected it to be. It was warm, and looked more like summer than winter. Time for an update on my Bohemian Temperature Wrap. If you would like to join in and make a temperature wrap, you are definitely still on time. All info for making a wrap is under Resources and further down in the post.
- Add this project to your Ravelry Library
- Bohemian Temperature Wrap Pattern US
- Bohemian Temperature Wrap Patroon Nederlands
- Yarn used is Scheepjes Cotton 8 in combination with a 3.0mm (US D/3) hook
- Share your work on my Facebook page or Instagram using #BohemianWrap2019
Like I said, February has been insanely warm. We usually see temperatures of about 5C/41F in February, but this past month we saw temperatures up to 19C/66F! The warmer temperatures meant that I first introduced green into my wrap, which I was all excited about, and then even yellow, which got me really excited. Using colors to track the temperatures really gives insight in how our weather is behaving, and makes you all happy when there is a change in the weather.
To give you an idea of how absurd the temperatures we had are; the average color for February should be the dark blue, the green is slightly above average, and the yellow is just ridiculous for this time of year. The yellow represents temperatures we usually see in April. This means that all the yellow days should actually not have been there. Of the 7 yellow stripes I added in February, 6 of them were all time high maximum day temperature records for my city.
I keep my temperature project in a dedicated project bag, which makes for nice and easy storage and I have everything I need all in one place. I have this BEAUTIFUL bag I bought from TIEN en MIEP Designs, a handmade bag with loads of room for everything I need. The bag is large enough to keep 8 balls of Cotton 8 yarn, my WIP, the paperwork I use to keep track of the temperatures, and a pouch which had my hook, pen, scissor, and other bits in it. The leather pouch is handmade by Major Leather, and is another favorite item in my craft paraphernalia.
I have used way more colors in my wrap already, at least one more than I thought I would. I can only guess what March will bring. We have an expression in Dutch which, if I literally translate it says, “March whips its tail”, which means as much as, you never know what March is going to do. It might be nice, but it might be angry. We’ll see!
Make your own Bohemian Temperature Wrap
To make a Bohemian Temperature Wrap, you need 8 colors of Scheepjes Cotton 8. The colors I have chosen make a classic rainbow from cool to warm colors.
It’s impossible to predict how much yarn you will need for the wrap because the color placement is still unknown. In my announcement post I make an estimate regarding yarn amounts. Scheepjes Cotton 8 yarn is available from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Knotty House (US), Love Crochet (US), Caro’s Atelier (NL) and many other Scheepjes Stockists. Deramores (UK) have made a starter pack available which includes all the colors.
The pattern for the wrap is a triangular shape worked in linen stitch, starting from one corner and gradually increasing along the diagonal. January 1st has only one stitch, and December 31st has around 170 stitches. All details regarding the stitch pattern, gauge and stitch counts is in the written pattern available in English and Dutch.
Share your #BohemianWrap2019
I will be posting each month to show you the progress of my wrap. If you would like to join me, I would really enjoy seeing your progress through the year. Use the hastag #BohemianWrap2019 on Facebook and Instagram to help me find it, share your work in my It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet Nuts group on Facebook or tag me in one of your posts.
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