Planet A


It’s getting hot in here – but not just that, the weather is getting more and more extreme with climate change progressing. But how much has the climate changed, really?
“Planet A” visualizes how much each month’s temperature differs from the long-time average, showing just how extreme our new normal is.
By turning complex data into a wearable accessory, it can more easily become a talking point and conversation starter and hopefully not only lead to more awareness but individual action and mitigation of the climate crisis.

As opposed to temperature blankets or shawls, the “Planet A” project does not represent the daily weather but the difference from the monthly average temperature to the long-term monthly temperature (over a 30-year period) of a region. This visual representation of climate change hopes to make this complex topic more comprehensive and accessible.

Information on how to access climate data and how to translate it into a color scheme can be found in the separate info document.

Join Planet A Knit-A-Long in the SOSU Ravelry group or on Instagram with the tag #KnitPlanetA.


Digital Knitting Pattern (PDF) in English and German

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The pattern can be knit in Garter stitch or Brioche, or a combination of the two stitch patterns (as pictured).


Fingering weight yarn (360-420 m per 100 g):
1 Main Color (MC) and 1-12 Contrasting Colors (CC) of

Shetland Spindrift by Jamieson’s of Shetland (100% Shetland wool, 105 m per 25 g skein)


Scarf: 40 x 200 cm / 15 ½ x 78 ½″
Shawl: 60 x 185 cm / 23 ½ x 73″


Scarf: 1122 m / 1226 yd / 14 skeins* in total

  • MC: 210 m / 230 yd / 2 skeins* in total
  • CC: 76 m / 83 yd / 1 skein* per section; 912 m / 996 yd / 12 skeins* in total (12 sections)

Shawl: 1726 m / 1890 yd / 17 skeins* in total

  • MC: 466 m / 510 yd / 5 skeins* in total
  • CC: 105 m / 115 yd / 1 skein* per section; 1260 m / 1380 yd / 12 skeins* in total (12 sections)

* The number of skeins refers to the yarn used for the pictured sample.

Shown in:

Scarf in Shetland Spindrift by Jamieson’s of Shetland following the pink-green color scheme (see info file); climate data of St. Pölten (Austria), 2022


21 sts / 34 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in Garter stitch

21 sts / 17 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in Brioche stitch (2 worked rows = 1 counted row)

Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!


US 6 / 4 mm needles (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape), 60-100 cm / 24-40″ long; plus larger needle size for bind-off


tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker


taking a break from cables with lots of garter stitch 〰️
Pattern: #KnitPlanetA by sosuknits
Yarn: Spindrift jamiesonsofshetland
This is my ‘Planet A’ so far having just added March to my scarf. This was designed by sosuknits in collaboration with wollhabitat 

This is a year long KAL and the finished scarf will represent the difference between the current monthly average temperature in 2023 against an average monthly temperature over a 30 year period. I’ve chosen to use data from 1971-2000 for NW England & Wales as I was born in 1970. 

As I forgot to post this after adding February, the last 2 stripes show a temperature difference of +3c in both February and March compared to 1971-2000. 

#knitplaneta #sosuknits #wollhabitat #temperaturedifference #briocheknitting #onecolourbrioche #garterstitch #jamiesonsspindrift #naviaduo #raumafinull
Currently on my needles are two projects I'm absolutely obsessing about - both of them super cuddly, squishy and warm - and you know what, with this weather I'm actually thinking I'll get multiple wear out of them before the warmer season strikes. Two very different projects though - with different reasons for why I can’t finish both of them soon enough - curious? Pop over to the blog, where I tell you all about Autumn Forager by jennifer.brou and Planet A by sosuknits

There is a direct link to the Knit With Attitude blog via my bio.

#knittingblogger #yarnblog #fibreforaging #KnitPlanetA #autumnforager #alwaysknitting #neverenoughshawls #fortheloveofknitting #knitwithattitude #londonyarnshop
Schon viel besser - in meinen letzten Videos habe ich ja über den Klimaschal - Planet A von  sosuknits  gesprochen.
Ich habe hier ganz stur nach Anleitung eine Nadelstärke 4 genommen, doch das war einfach für die Morning Salutation vegan fino von Kremke einfach zu dick. Ja ich hätte auch die dickere Schwester der Morning Salutation nehmen können, und wäre dann näher dran, aber ich mag ehrlich gesagt die Dicke der Fino.
Also nehme ich jetzt die Nadelstärke 3 und nehme natürlich in Kauf, das der ganze Schal ein wenig schmaler und kürzer wird, aber für mich ist das ok (vielleicht stricke ich einfach in den Streifen ein paar Reihen mehr).

#mealana #mealanastrickt #localyarnshop
#onmyneedles #wip #aufdennadeln #ichstricke #igknitters

#stricken #knitting #strickmachtglücklich #knittingaddict #knittersofinstagram #knittersofaustria #austrianknitters #ichstricke #strickliebe #strickenmachtglücklich #instaknit #wollemachtglücklich #stricksüchtig #knitspiration 

#knitplaneta #klimawandelschal #klimawandeltuch #sosuknits #climatechangeshawl 
#morningsalutationveganfino #kremkeyarn
The first month of my #KnitPlanetA scarf is done! Blocking it on the cable because it's also my giant gauge swatch? 🤷‍♀️ This pattern from sosuknits and wollhabitat is like a temperature scarf, but instead of tracking the daily temperature, it tracks the deviation from the monthly long-term average. January in Vienna was 4.7°C (!) warmer than the 1961-1990 average, which is this dark red-purple on the colour scale. As I can't predict what colours I will need and it's not economical to order just one skein of yarn at a time, I'll probably have to wait now and then do a few months at once.
Fast fertig: der Jänner-Streifen im #klimawandeltuch Planet A von sosuknits.

Der Jänner war in Wien 4,7 Grad wärmer als die Jänner zwischen 1961-1990. 
Für den Schal gerundet auf 4,5 Grad und übersetzt in meine Farbpalette der #jamiesonsofshetlandspindrift. 

Wenn wir das ganze nicht monatsweise sondern wochenweise machen würden, wären die ersten beiden Wochen schwarz gewesen - da hatte es rund 8 Grad mehr als im langjährigen Durchschnitt! 😱

Macht ihr mit beim KnitAlong / CrochetAlong bzw. habt ihr schon angefangen? Alle Infos dazu findet ihr auf unserer Homepage (link in bio).

#knitplaneta #stopclimatechange #sosuknits #austrianknitters #strickeninwien #knitalong #wollhabitat #lysvienna
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