Knitting Up Dr. Who Scarf

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Dr. Who ScarfAbout two years ago my friend, Greg, asked me to knit him a Dr. Who Scarf. For those of you who do not know the history of the scarf, I recommend you read up on it. I’m not a Dr. Who fan myself but the history of the scarf is fun, and something that only a knitter would do.

With a few hundred other projects that needed to be completed first, the scarf got put on hold until this fall. I cast on the scarf at the end of July but didn’t make a whole lot of progress until the end of September. For some reason, I was convinced that straight knitting would be easy and the scarf would be done in a second. I wasn’t thinking clearly.

The nice thing about the Dr. Who scarf is that it allowed to me to use up some of the scrap yarn that has been taking over my collection through the last few years. The scarf is knit mostly with with wool and a little bit of acrylic here and there. It was knit on size 7 needles and the whole thing is straight knit. The pattern I followed was from the original. I did some math and figured there are approximately 60,000 stitches in the scarf. Adding up the numbers in total it took around 90-100 hours to complete.

Every knitter needs a project that they can look back on and say they are glad they actually made the attempt and finished the project. Would I ever knit a Dr. Who scarf again? Heck no, but I’m glad that  I jumped in and did it. It is something I can look back at and laugh about now that it is finished. Being able to say I actually knit a sixteen foot long scarf, feels like a huge accomplishment. It might also make me completely insane. Either way, at the end of the day the project is done and the owner is happy.

Here are a few more pictures for a laugh:

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  1. And I am very grateful for the scarf. Once the weather get cold enough to allow scarves, I will be sure to write a post about how totally awesome it is. Heh, when I first commissioned you to do it, didn’t realize it’d be 16 feet long! 🙂 Thanks again, it rocks!

  2. don’t look know, but I told Jonathan Thomas about it. He’s the founder of and if he posts it, you’ll have a lot of knitting requests.


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