Doctor Who Scarf – Post One – The PatternPosted: April 3, 2009
- Knitted in Garterstitch
- 70 Stitches wide
- I am using a US size six needle
- All color changes on same edge (even number of rows for each color)
- Tassels close together consisting of all 7 colors (about 4 inches long)
I learned a lot more than I ever wanted to know about Doctor Who scarfs while researching the pattern I wanted to use. There are some super wacky fans out there. I chose this pattern, mainly because I thought it looked the best and the website I got it from had the clearest instructions. You can get patterns from different season scarves and the patterns come in either this format or in color block format, which I find helpful…the only problem is that I couldn’t find anywhere how much yarn I would actually need. So I simply guessed, ordered and prayed.
Speaking of just ordering and praying. I don’t think I am going to order yarn online again. I spent a lot of time price and color shopping. I knew I needed specific colors and I needed a lot of yarn (working within a budget here). I determined very quickly that I was going to have to sacrifice on the material. I had to downgrade from wool to acrylic almost immediately but I still thought I could hit the mark for the colors…I was wrong. Plus I got totally burned on shipping costs; it ate through much of my savings. (I went with Lion Brand, Vanna’s Choice Acrylic.)
Now let me just say, the colors my yarn actually turned out to be are still lovely, and the scarf will be very nice. I made sure to order all within one brand so they will all blend well together and they are still going to have a very 70’s feel…but the tan on the screen ended up beige and the gray ended up taupe. So we’ll see. It’s not a huge deal. 90% of the people in the world weren’t going to understand the scarf anyway and of the remaining 10% who get it – well, I am unlikely to come across a super-fan as I don’t attend conventions.
However be warned, should any future conversation ever start like this:
“Hey, I love your Doctor Who scarf…but you know that he never had a creamy beige in any season right?”
I have a mean right hook, and yes, I am bigger than you.