I just completed the Hoopla Swap 4, where we needed to create a diptych for our partner. I immediately knew I wanted my hoops to either be attached or 3-D or something a little more unusual. My partner, savage pixie
, had TONS of tardises (tardi?) on her wist. I thought about stitching one up but I couldn't quite figure out how to attach it to the other or even what to do for another hoop! I don't watch Dr. Who, so I wasn't sure I knew what kind of thing you'd put with a tardis.
Luckily, savage told me she'd love anything Dr. Who related. When she said that I immediately had this exact idea!!
I went to this page on the Dr. Who Scarf site and had it open while I was at Joann. http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/season12.php
I sat next to the giant wall of floss and tried to match colors as much as I could. It sounds kind of easy but it wasn't!! Like I said, I don't watch Dr. Who! So if my colors are just totally wrong, I apologize! (I'm pretty sure the "grey" is too blue... I'll be happy to share my DMC numbers if anyone wants them, I just don't have them next to me now.) I had decided that I would only do half as many rows as were listed in the regular pattern, and I went through all the trouble of figuring out how many yards of yarn were needed versus how many yards were in a skein and did a lot of math about how many skeins of floss I would need.... yea.. I ended up using either one or just over one for each color.
I also fudged a few colors, most notably the brown on the left end. It was supposed to be way longer, but if I'd done that, it would've been lopsided!
I started knitting with all 6 strands on my smallest knitting needles. (0 I believe... I can double check if anyone wants) I had figured out that there were a little over 1000 rows in the real scarf, which meant 500 rows for me (since I was halving). Since there were 5 "pieces" basically (knit, stitch, knit, stitch, knit) I decided I would do about 100 rows in each space. I ended up only doing 10 stitches across because that seemed a good size.
In my head I knew how to attach the knitting to the hoop. That actually wasn't too hard. I just got to the row I wanted and back stitched the loops onto the fabric with one stitch holding down one side of two different loops (I hope that makes sense!) After that was a little more difficult
I did try to google any kind of combination of words that would've led me to a stitch that looked like a knit garter stitch... but... I failed.
I'm assuming you can tell in the first picture, which side I did first... The first few rows were not done like the others and they're not as good looking. At first I was trying to use daisy stitch with back stitch over top and that just wasn't working. So I ended up making small loops all across the row, then back stitching them down. If you want to try it it's not too hard, and I'll be happy to take some tutorial pictures but omg... don't try to do it on a curve at first!
That added a big level of difficulty! When I was ready to start knitting again, I just made the loops a little larger so they fit around the needles. I took the actual hoop off until I had knit a fair ways because it was difficult to knit right next to the hoop.
I feel like it needs a little something in the background and that some crayon shading might be perfect but after working sooooo hard on this and having never done any shading, I decided to leave well enough alone.
I hope you like it! And like I said, if anyone wants a tutorial or pictures of how to do the stitch I'm happy to oblige.