I have now seen two separate people from very different places post about the Sky Scarf. Now that this has happened, I had to find out what it was all about. I went to Ravelry, looked up the scarf which lead me to Leafcutter Designs by Lea Redmond and her brother Devin. On their site, they have a page for the Sky Scarf.
From their website:
"Sky Scarf" documents the weather outside your window.
Each day you will knit a stripe in colors that match the sky. It will be lovely to see our different climates create different scarves! I started mine in the beginning of April in Oakland, CA and you can see my progress in the photo at left. This pattern makes a 5-foot scarf over the course of one year.
I think this is fantastic! Everyone gets the same colors to use, but because everyone lives in different climates, everyone's scarf is going to be different. Now I know that when most people make the same projects, no one has the same project colors so everyone's finished project is different. But for some reason (and maybe it's because I have a weathernut for a husband), this is absolutely cool! The best part is you can start this at any time. You can do it for a month or a year.
The pattern can be downloaded for free, but if you wish to purchase the kit, you can for $40. There's enough yarn to complete a five foot scarf. The kit includes:
- Five (5) colors handpicked by Lea: Caribbean Heather, Sapphire Heather, Silver, Charcoal, and Ecru
- 100% baby alpaca, made in Peru
- 50 grams / 437 yards (400m) of each color
- Gauge: (knitting 2 strands together) 24 sts = 4" (10cm) - US 3
- Plenty of yarn for a full length scarf
- Also includes Sky Scarf pattern and patch
This seems to be a lot of fun and would love to know if anyone else joins in! Check out one of my friends who are making them over at My Knitting Life. I unfortunately cannot find a link to my other friend's picture. But check them out and I'm thinking of getting a kit and starting in March, going from March to March!