PLANET A: VISUALIZE, COMPREHEND & FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE – BECAUSE THERE IS NO PLANET B!
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.
Digital Knitting Pattern (PDF) in English and German
Price: € 5.00
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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
Shawl: 1726 m / 1890 yd / 17 skeins* in total
* The number of skeins refers to the yarn used for the pictured sample.
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