At thirty stitches per row, two rows per day, and three hundred and sixty-five days in the year, it's going to be a lot of stitches (21900, to be exact. Oh! It's a leap-year, so that would be 21960).
The original project is a conceptual knitting project from Lea Redmond, at Leafcutter Designs. The pattern is for a sky scarf, two rows knit per day in colors that represent the sky for that day - blues and whites and greys.
|my sky colors|
We've opted to go with Knit Picks Palatte Yarn, in part because of the variety of colors; at a fingering weight ("kind of thin" for the non-knitters out there), using two strands at once isn't too thick. I'm also keeping track of the colors by day on paper; this proved helpful whilst waiting for my yarn to arrive.
Like any good project I start, it's already been ripped out several times in an effort to figure out what size square was best, what size needles felt softest. Note to self: knitting two strands of yarn together makes for a messy unravel. It's a good think I have incredible patience.
The nice thing about this project is that it is fairly simple; with no fancy stitches - only garter stitch - a beginner could easily take it on. The only challenge would come in keeping the yarn from getting too tangled as the year progresses.
So, it took a few starts, but here's the start of my contribution to the blanket:
|january 1-19, in stitches|
More to come - there are twelve months in the year, after all.