A few weeks ago I shared a recent knitting project and alluded to my next one…a very large project involving seven colors of yarn. As some of you guessed, I am in the midst of knitting the Doctor’s Scarf!
For the non-Doctor Who fans, the 4th Doctor, Tom Baker, is probably best-known as “the one with the really long scarf.” I started watching some old Who, got psyched up on the 50th Anniversary Special just as I was finishing my last knitting project, and decided to attempt the Doctor’s Scarf. Here’s the work in progress:
The scarf is currently about eleven feet long. See that red stripe with blue stripes on either side, on the righthand pillow? That’s roughly the midpoint, so I figure the complete scarf will be around 20 feet. There will be much looping when it is worn.
You may wonder about the design…there are certain websites where people take the Doctor’s Scarf very seriously. I’m using a pattern from wittylittleknitter.com, a site I highly recommend if you plan to attempt this yourself. I’m doing some variations on the pattern–I changed a few stripes due to complicated reasons involving what yarn I have, and mine isn’t as wide as the pattern recommends. More significantly, while I’m following the color pattern, I chose my own shades of green, red, etc., because I don’t actually like the Doctor’s colors! So I’m doing a pastel version of the Doctor’s Scarf–or as one friend suggested, it’s a Romana Scarf.
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