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Blue Sky Thinking?

Before you all start to roll your eyes and let out a deep groan having read the corporate “business speak” heading of my latest blog post, let me explain…

I stumbled upon this lovely little knitting idea whilst browsing the net and thought I would share it with you before February is upon us. The knitter who came up with this gem of an idea, has shared the conceptual knitting project on a site called Whipup today!

The end product is called Sky Scarf, which results from a whimsical adventure or process that you go through. To make a “sky scarf,” you first gather together skeins of blues and greys and white. I am going to use oddments of DK weight yarn. Each day, you pay attention to the sky and add a row to your scarf in colours that mirror the weather outside. The pattern turns 365 days of sky observations into a five-foot long scarf. Project participants around the world are making sky scarves and the conceptual knitting project documents the climate variations that emerge row by row.


I posted this photo today on our Facebook page and some of our followers suggested lovely modifications to this design including a mood scarf using shades to reflect your mood on any given day or a sunset scarf to bring in the pink and red spectrum. I love this idea and may start mine on 1st February using up oddments of yarn that I have in my stash. I think it will need to have about 35 stitches cast on if it is a DK weight yarn.  I suspect given the Northumbrian climate I may have to look out several shades of grey however if the recent downpours and stormy skies are anything to go by!