Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Doctor

A friend of mine asked me to make him a Doctor Who scarf. It must have been over a year ago.
(Here are other posts that mention the scarf: Beginning and an Update.)

Today, I can say that I have knit, and knit, and knit, and finally reached the end of the never-ending scarf. Not so never-ending after all.

This was a project that worked well with watching television. You can knit and watch TV, really. It keeps your hands busy and you get to catch up on the shows you like. What could be better than watching David Tennant play The Doctor while knitting up a Doctor Who scarf?

It's difficult to capture the real size of this thing. I ended up wrapping it around my dress form to show how it should look when worn. It's more than a little long on Rita, she's only as tall as I am. A taller person, say around six feet tall, wouldn't have to wrap it around so many times.

It's between 12 and 13 inches wide, done completely in garter stitch. Fringe is about 6 inches long. Knit using a wool blend from Lion Brand Yarns. I'm not positive, but I think I used around 20 balls of yarn for this project.

How long is it? Well, the rough guess, since it stretches, is around 23 feet, including the fringe. I'm sure I could measure it a couple more times and get a completely different answer. I'm going with 23 feet.

I found the instructions here.

I know, I've overdone it. Like always. It's about two inches too wide and most likely several feet too long. I'm not going to undo it, I'm going to leave it as it is.

Now that the pictures and posting part is done, it's time to box it up and get it out of here.