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Topic: Giant Doctor Who scarf...but not the one you're thinking! (VERY picture heavy)  (Read 6338 times)
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« on: August 14, 2012 10:43:50 AM »

So last fall, instead of writing my college essay and otherwise keeping my grades up to get into college (as a soon to be college freshman, I have no regrets whatsoever), I spent two weeks making myself a huuuuge Doctor Who scarf. It's 7'7", and since I'm only 5'5.5"...well. Let's just say I don't wear it, it wears me!

Anyway, this isn't the usual doctor who scarf - the one that the Doctor wears in classic who - it's pretty much a big fan scarf. Matt Smith is my Doctor, so it's kind of all about his seasons, but there are definitely some Tennant references, haha.

Also, it only took me two weeks because I literally spent every waking moment knitting it...including some moments I should have been sleeping, hahaha. I used US size 3 bamboo needles and a tooon of yarn.

I made up some of these patterns, but I don't have them anymore, unfortunately. I could probably point anyone curious to some of the images I used as references, but many of these patterns don't belong to me. Most of the ones that I snagged were from http://holynarfcrafts.wikispaces.com/ .

All righty, here is my pride and joy (please ignore any bits of my feet/legs haha;:

This was taken from that awesome tardis sock pattern, but used as a flat pattern instead of in the round.

Weeping angel + mini tardis.

Cybus Industries logo + still got legs.

(this says "hello.", but hell is in a brighter red because the Doctor describes River Song as "hell in high heels," but I also love it when she says, "hello sweetie!" so this is a nod to both of those. The heel is for River because I love her haha.)

"You watch us run."
For the writing, I used a pixel font and just blew it up to I could see the individual squares and then used it as a knitting chart.

"(yes.)" + "spoilers"
Remember after Amy's wedding, the Doctor asks River a bunch of questions and she says yes to all of them, and it's such a cute, adorable moment? Me too.

So Craig is another of my favorites, and in the episode he's in during the sixth series, the Doctor is in working in a shop and his name tag says "The Doctor, here to help" with the S&G symbol in front of it. The colors are off from the actual name tag, but that's what this is from. Also, only with a suuuuper lot of blocking did my stranding look like this. I suck at stranding haha.

And since there was a quick "police box" thrown in there in the middle, I finished it with a "public call."

Side two:

Another bow tie! I like this bow tie better. Both are pinned on with safety pins. Absolute favorite part of the scarf haha.

Cybus Industries logo + "still not ginger."

The pandorica! That says "geronimo!" Surprisingly hard to make a cube in one color while knitting haha. The fiery/explosion background was a lot of fun to do, but the back of that section is craaazy hahaha.

"Mad man with a box."

"I wear a fez now."

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012 11:00:12 AM »

That is awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012 11:46:51 AM »

freaking amazing!!  Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012 11:54:33 AM »

What an amazing scarf. I hope it keeps you (and maybe a friend or two?  Roll Eyes ) nice and warm.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012 04:32:52 PM »

omg best thing ever! i want!

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012 04:47:45 PM »

This is awesome!
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012 09:02:44 PM »

That is freakin' awesome! Ages ago, I ordered one of the really long ones from someone on ebay, and I loves it. It must be 15 feet long or something.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012 12:38:34 AM »

Woooooow.... This is absolutely incredible! Well done!

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012 06:50:28 AM »

I love this! very creative and great knitting.

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2012 01:34:51 PM »

I like the Fourth Doctor's scarf and replicas of same, but I also like that your scarf isn't the usual Doctor Who scarf. March (or dance) to your own drum.

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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2012 11:05:43 PM »

Good lord, that is a lot of scarf! I love it, and bow down to it and your knitting abilities!

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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2012 09:03:28 AM »

Wow! Time well spent, that is fantastic!

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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2012 02:05:09 PM »

Best. Scarf. Ever.

I'm with you about the bow ties being the best part. Matt Smith is definitely growing on me.

You've got some skills to do all that in such a short period of time! It's fabulous!
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2012 03:44:44 PM »

There are no words to describe how totally cool this is!!! Smiley
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2012 08:10:47 AM »

This scarf is Epic! I bow to your knitting ability, I know I could never do that. Fantastic job!! Wear that with pride!
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2012 03:34:31 PM »

Very awesome doctor who scarf and I really cool and unique take on the motifs.  I love how you included multiple aspects of the show into one pace.  I also love the "larger than life" size.

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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2012 01:25:56 PM »

Dr. Who fans everyone are swooning...this is wonderful...each piece brings up complete scenes...

Congrats also for being featured!

« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2012 10:33:42 AM »

Thanks everyone!  Cheesy
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