African Sunset Temperature Scarf Update

Also in 2021, just like in 2020, 2019 and 2018, I am making a temperature project, and this time it’s a knitted scarf. Very different from my other projects and a steep learning curve when it comes to knitting pattern designing, but I enjoy the process. Time for an update on my African Sunset Temperature Scarf made with Scheepjes Merino Soft yarn. Under resources you find everything you need, including the written pattern, color chart and video tutorial.


2021, from January to April

My temperature scarf is now about 4 months old, and slowly but surly it’s starting to look a bit like a scarf. It is almost long enough to wind around my neck. At the end of the year it is going to be really great to wear.

The last couple of weeks the weather has been all over the place, so I have warm color stripes and cold color stripes right next to each other, again proving that nothing is as unpredictable as the weather. At this point the scarf is mostly yellow and orange, but as we head into spring and summer more reds and purple will balance the colors in the scarf.

I have been using my new Tulip needle point protectors to prevent my work from slipping off the needle. I must say, these are great. They stay put really well and the color even matches my work! I have them in several colors in my shop HERE.

One thing that I have noticed is that the edge of the scarf curls in, a rookie design mistake on my part. I am going to fix this by crocheting an edge of single crochet stitches around the scarf when I am finished at the end of the year. That should help to flatten out the edges. The scarf also seriously needs to be blocked to open up the pattern. But for now, just knitting two rows a day till the end of the year.

About African Sunset Temperature Scarf

African Sunset Temperature Scarf uses the vivid colors of an African sunset to keep track of the temperatures. I have the written pattern available for free HERE and it includes a video tutorial.

African Sunset Temperature scarf uses 8 colors of Scheepjes Merino Soft yarn. It’s a lovely, warm and soft yarn and really well suited for clothing.

Scheepjes Merino Soft yarn is available from Wool Warehouse (Ships International), Bella May Yarns (Australia), Caro’s Atelier (NL/EU), Creahuys 41 (NL) and many other Scheepjes Stockists.

Share your scarf!

If you are also making a temperature scarf, I would really enjoy seeing your progress. Use hashtag #itsallinanutshell on Instagram to help me find it, or share your work in my It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet Nuts group on Facebook.

With love,

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