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SeasideBreeze
« on: March 25, 2008 05:48:45 PM »

A knitalong for the Doctor Who fans out there.

Would anybody be interested in knitting their own Doctor Who scarf with me?

(An excellent website devoted to these scarves is located at http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com)
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008 12:55:29 PM »

I might be interested. What do I need to do?
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008 01:02:58 AM »

id do it, but mine probably wouldnt look exactly like the one on tv, why not do something like knit a scarf the same size as the doctors and see how different people make them in color, etc.



ps trivia vknowledge for all you fans of the older series, the doctors scarf is so long because the lady who made it was given heaps of balls of wool and told to make it how she liked. she wasnt told how long to make it through, so she used all the wool!
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008 02:17:55 PM »

Oh absolutely! I started one when I was 13. It's about 15" long. I'm 22 now. I found it in my wardrobe at my mum's when I was clearing out last month. I clearly need motivation to finish it off!
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2008 11:26:33 AM »

I'd love to do this. It'd be fun to have a really stress-free (and somewhat mindless) pattern to do that would also be fun. :] And Doctor Who, of course!
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2008 02:16:05 PM »

There was a previous KAL thread about this with, as I recall, some nice pictures: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=122337.0
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008 07:16:53 AM »

My husband wants one of theses scarfs so bad. But I Figured up the yarn I would have to buy just to make it the correct colors. It was over $100. Sad I Can buy one hand knit for less than $40. lol So I told him no.

But I am getting the yarn together here and there in some cheap Caron Simply Soft yarn. Wink So he might just get it one year after all! (man that will take me forever to knit! I have a hard time knitting a normal scarf! lol)
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2008 11:33:24 AM »

I, for one, would be interested in what Caron SS colors you decide to use.

This remains a sort of "maybe one day" project for me. Right now, I shudder at the thought of adding that much yarn to my two yarn bins. (Not that I could add that much.) But one day...
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2008 04:41:13 AM »

I wanted to knit one of those for over a year now, but the last time I made a garterstitch scarf I very nearly dropped dead with boredom. And all those stripes produce about a million ends to weave in. So I really want that scarf, but I really don't want to knit it. Maybe over christmas. It would be a very very relaxing holiday-knit.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2008 10:34:07 AM »

I am about to embark on this particular adventure, if anyone else is still going.  I've made my shopping list (I'm using Vanna's Choice--washable, often on sale, not too scratchy for DH, and the colors are looking pretty good so far), all I need to do is finish up my nephew's baby blanket for Christmas first, and then it's hello, 20' of garter stitch.  But, I get new needles, which makes it all okay.
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2008 01:47:05 PM »

I made the season 12 version of the scarf for my husband las xmas (Took about 3months of lunch hour knitting).  I miscalculated how much yarn I would need so I'm making a norrower vesion for myself.  Its about 3/4s done.
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008 03:34:31 PM »

I cast on tonight!  I finished the purple stripe (a whole 8 rows), but it's something.  I'm buying the yarn as I need it, but I hadn't looked at the pattern in a while, and didn't realize the first row as so short.  So I'll be buying the next color tomorrow.  I'm using Vanna's Choice, on size 6 Susan Bates circs.  Yup, cheapo way.  But I actually really like the points on the needles, if the cable is a bit twisty.  And the yarn is knitting up really nicely.
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2008 04:37:16 PM »

I started one of these (season 15 I believe) quite a while ago and set it down and then never picked it back up!  Maybe this is the inspiration I need! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2008 07:57:09 AM »

After a DrWho marathon on our local PBS station last year, my husband said the only thing he wanted for X-mas or his birthday ever again was a real Dr who scarf.  So when my local yarn store sent me a birthday 10% off coupon this year, after making a year of excuses, I took the plunge and bought the yarn.  That was in September--I finally started in late October.  It hasn't been my only project--I do much of my knitting on my bus ride to work and The Scarf quickly became unmanageable for the bus--but I've tried to do a little every day and its now looking like I just might, maybe finish by Christmas.

I was a bit of a coward and didn't go for the biggest version [season12, I believe].  I'm doing the season 14 scarf which is missing some nice big hunks.  Smiley  And I am not doing a straight knit--in my limited experience, it would be likely to pull quickly out of shape given size and weight so I am knitting one way and purling the other.  Also, I am slipping stitches on each end to make a nicer edge.  I am using Brown sheep Lamb's pride yarn and size 7 needles.  I chose the colors using the famous DrWho scarf site but my yarn store didn't carry the exact type of sport weight yarn given on the site.  They were kind enough to give me the color chart and let me figure out what was what.  Last thought for now, it was a daunting amount of yarn to purchase but to my surprise, there is an awful lot left.  I'm not sure the amounts listed on the site instructions are accurate.  When I finish, I will be sure to list exactly how much I used.
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2009 01:35:01 PM »

My friend Anita and I are just starting Dr. Who scarves. She's going season 13 or 14 (whichever is shorter) and I'm doing season 12 but making the stripes with half as many rows because the scarf is a present for Anita's grandson.

We're using Vanna's choice and some of the cheap Bernat mega-skeins. We hope to be done in time for next winter! I'll keep posting updates.
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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2009 07:28:01 AM »

I'm still knitting away!  But slowly.  It's sort of my in-between project.  I'm probably 2 feet in.  It didn't occur to me until my 5th stripe that I'd read the yarn label upside down, and it actually wants size 9 needles...not 6.  That would definitely have made this go faster.  At the same time, though, the 6's make incredibly thick and velvety fabric, which I'm actually very pleased with.  It will be a remarkably serviceable scarf, especially since we're planning on moving to the frozen north before next winter.
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2009 06:41:07 AM »

Well, I'm 1/4 done.  Yup...still going slowly.  I plan to finish it by this autumn, though, as DH is going to be in the frozen north, and has never had a scarf.  It's turned out a bit wider than I'd like, and I cast on far fewer stitches than the pattern calls for.  Overall, though, I'm still very happy with it.  I love the VC yarn, too!  The colors are perfect!  Though I wish I'd found the darker beige before I started.
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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2009 03:36:27 PM »

I know I'm about a year late on this KAL, but I'd love to join if I could? I just started a season 12 scarf for a friend, and am about 1/2 through the second stripe, lol. I definitely could use some motivation to keep going. It does make good tv knitting, too bad I don't watch much tv ....lol. How is everyone else's going/coming?
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2009 07:21:28 AM »

I already made the red, purple and orange one (sans tassels). it is so amazing. I kind of want to do the first multicolor one too, but not as long as my other one, which is like 12 feet or so.
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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2010 06:30:51 AM »

I made one of these already and absolutely loved being able to use some of my stash on this! I made it for a friend from ireland who actually used to watch the show back in the 70's a nd he loved it! I would like to make myself one with pastel colors. No rhyme or reason to it though, just total stash busting! If only I could knit up a real life David Tennant though! My oh my he was the cutest Dr. yet!
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« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2010 02:23:24 PM »

The great thing about garter stitch is that you don't really have to look at it if you've been knitting for a while.  I knitted up my scarf in probably 3 weeks, while reading the 4th, 5th, and 6th Harry Potter books.  They were big enough that I could take my book and knitting bag to the library, set the book open on the table and read while knitting under the table.
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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2010 11:39:50 PM »

Merry Christmas from the Fro family!  (a few months late)
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