At this time of year, my temperature blanket blog entries get a lot of attention, which is great! It makes sense: January would be the most popular time of year to start a blanket. Yarnists around the world decide they’re going to make one and then go out in search of information on how to do just that.
As I worked on my own blanket (which is unfinished because my life sort of…imploded…in the fall of 2018—but I do plan to finish it this year!), I saw the same questions pop up over and over again from people who were starting their blankets: Which chart should I use for my blanket? What colors should I use?
I admit: I also asked the same questions after I decided to make my blanket. These two things seem to be the things that yarnists who have done a blanket before somehow leave unsaid, or sort of glossed over. The answers should be obvious but in reality, it doesn’t work out that way. Maybe it’s because crocheters and knitters are used to following patterns. Someone else normally dictates what is to be done for just about every project we ever do, so why should a temperature blanket be any different? But it is different and that difference is important.
To help make your lives easier as you embark on your temperature blanket journey, here are what should be the obvious answers to these questions: