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« on: July 05, 2012 05:48:05 PM »

Now, my Doctor Who friends will know the scarf I mean and be in slight awe at the thought of me making one.  They will then argue that it was knitted!  Well, I do not enjoy knitting as much as I do crochet and I crochet rather tightly anyways Smiley So I am going to make the 11 foot long multi-colored scarf of the famed Fourth Doctor! 
 
For those who are not Whovians (I'm so so sorry), allow me to tell you about this scarf...The Fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker, is considered by many to be the best of all the Doctors.  He had the longest run from 1974 to 1981.  His costume consisted of a fedora, long brown coat, and the multi-colored scarf! He became known at the bohemian Doctor, the clown and he was loved for it!
 
So I bought all the yarn tonight, one skein of each color for now because the website did not say for sure and was only geared towards knitters :/ Nevertheless, I am excited and undettered! I will be keeping a few places up to date on my process, like my Doctor Who groups, my tumblr, and my craftster acct.  So there you go, and allons-y!


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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012 07:27:57 PM »

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012 03:12:36 PM »

Allons-y et bonne chance. I look forward to seeing the result.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012 04:15:30 PM »

Thanks so much for the encouraging words! Thought I'd quickly show the progress, this is at about 58 rows but I've gone on to about 70+.  I've set it aside to make my sister a bag before I see her later this week though...Whats the point in crocheting if you can't make your relatives awesome gifts while showing off a craft not many can do? Wink

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2012 01:52:27 AM »

Here we are tonight with my endpoint at 118 rows!

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012 08:42:38 AM »

It is looking fabulous! Is it heavy?

I love the crochet version of the scarf...maybe after I finish my knitted one, I will give the crochet one a go! about 18 rows to go!

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012 07:04:48 PM »

I don't think it will be that heavy...Not sure though...I'm having trouble where on one side, the row is even and fine but the other side I've veered off at some places :/  I didn't realize til I laid it out to take that third photo...Thats why you can't see one edge....Any ideas other than ripping out the stitches back to that point? I mean, can I add stitching to the parts I missed? I want this to the best it can but I really don't want to rip out all those stitches!
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012 09:32:27 AM »

I find with crochet, I have to count the number of stitches every few rows because I tend to add or miss a stitch at the ends...I wouldn't rip out...with the knit scarf, it has to be folded and wrapped so many times to wear it that no one will even see it...I mean, except for photos, who sees the dang thing laid out flat? Cheesy

(Flip that side to the back... Cheesy)
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012 06:04:38 PM »

I have that problem with crochet as well. (Unless it's the classic granny square or a granny rectangle or triangle.) Frequent counting makes the whole thing a lot less fun for me, so I could never crochet a Tom Baker scarf.

Yours is looking good, Jinx. I agree about just relying on the loops and folds of the finished scarf to hide any small imperfection of the edges. People will be too awed by the whole picture to notice a brushstroke or two gone awry.
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2012 05:57:01 PM »

Looking lovely! 4's scarf is such a classic craft to do, hoping the best for you!
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2012 02:46:15 AM »

I'm very excited to see the finished product!
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2012 04:26:31 PM »

Very cool and it's looking awesome! I'm also working on a Tom Baker Dr. Who scarf (it's a present for a friend). I really can't knit so I'm using a Knook instead. After three false starts, I've finally gotten the hang of it. I would love to see your progress as you go.

What colors of yarn did you use? I can tell they are I Love This Yarn brand from the labels, but not the color names.
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2012 06:44:59 PM »

I can't remember the exact colors and I only kept a few of the labels for the patterns but the ones I have are:
sungold for the yellow
mulberry for the purple
light taupe for the tan

I used doctorwhoscarf.com to be able to know what colors/shades I needed when I went shopping Smiley I was on vacation last week so I haven't worked on it lately but I will post a picture soon!
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2013 09:38:12 AM »

this is great, Im working on one too using a pattern from Doctor who scarf, the edges are a little wibbly wobbly though cus my tension is crap lol.
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2013 06:08:07 PM »

Wow, that is some task! I've made several blankets, and while it seems like you'll never get there, when you do, it feels wonderful. I can't wait to see the completed project!
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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2013 03:54:10 AM »

just curious how much is the yarn going to cost I  wanted to do a dr who scarf knitted but it was all wool yarn and was going cost $200 to make , im new to crochet but might be interested in doing something like this
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2013 06:47:38 PM »

Omg....you have my utmost respect for working such a project.
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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2014 08:20:42 PM »

How is your project going?
I had no idea the original was 11ft, that's 3.5 metres! Like more than twice my height! Lol
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2014 08:44:00 AM »

I'm working on the scarf from Season 16/17 right now for my son! I'm only 76 rows in, but I'm loving it!! I'm using Stylecraft Special DK in camel, khaki, graphite, walnut, burgundy, copper and sunshine.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/slheflin/doctor-who-season-16-17-crocheted-scarf
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