Saturday Snapshot: Knitting the Doctor’s Scarf

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:

Doctor Who Scarf 2Oh, but that’s probably not quite what you wanted to see, is it?  🙂 Here’s the unrolled work in progress…

Doctor Who ScarfThe 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, 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.

Visit West Metro Mommy for more Saturday Snapshots, and have a great weekend!  I’ll be knitting for at least part of the time… 🙂

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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10 Responses to Saturday Snapshot: Knitting the Doctor’s Scarf

  1. Love scarves. I can only knit small things – scarves, hats, socks, toys… I keep thinking about trying my hand at a jumper, but it looks difficult.

  2. I love what you have done! 11 feet is no mean achievement! And you are going for 20!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Here is my snapshot post.

  3. Romana scarf…. haha I like that!

  4. Louise says:

    What a great project. I like how you’ve given it a more modern feel with your colour choices. Romana scarf is a perfect name too.

  5. Ginny says:

    That is a lot of knitting. Tom Baker is probably my favourite Dr Who.

  6. Lucy says:

    Been finally watching classic Who myself, and I have to admit that this project is calling to me as well…

  7. Melinda Ott says:

    I’m not a Dr. Who person, but I can appreciate how lovely that scarf is!

  8. dianem57 says:

    That’s exxellent! You must show your readers the finished product. When do you expect to have it done?

  9. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Scarf pictures!!!! That looks gorgeous. I have to admit, I like your colours better too. I hope you’re still enjoying the project! ❤

  10. So great! I walked Doctor Who some as a kid and they were the Tom Baker episodes. That is where I fell in love with the series. That scarf is so iconic. I like how you put your own signature on it by choosing colors that work for you.

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