June 04, 2013
Dr. Who scarf awaiting 2 new June colors of Liberty Wool Print to be spliced in.
Fans of the hit British TV Series “Doctor Who” may know that
a Doctor Who scarf refers to the trademark accessory worn by the Doctor as played
by actor Tom Baker from 1974 to 1981. The scarf was exceedingly long, wrapping around his
neck and sweeping the floor. It
was knit in easy garter stitch in colorful stripes of varying widths.
One of the driving forces of Doctor Who is
“regeneration.” Instead of dying,
the Doctor can just turn himself into a new man. This works well when the lead actor wants to move on to
another project but the show needs to keep on going. The new Doctor shares the memories and abilities of the previous
Doctors, but looks different and has a different personality. The show is currently on Doctor
We’re calling our scarf the Regenerated Doctor Who Scarf. It shares the length and easy to stitch
qualities of the previous scarf, but it has a different color personality. Our scarf uses all 12 new colors of Liberty Wool Print by
Classic Elite Yarns. Two new
colors arrived each month, January through June. We began with 80 stitches and
worked two rows with one of the January colors in a knit 2, purl 2 rib. We then worked 2 rows of the next
January color. We continued
alternating 2 rows from one ball and 2 rows from the other until the yarn ran
out. The two February colors were
spliced in,* then the two March colors, and so on. We’re still stitching up the two colors that arrived at the
beginning of June. The completed
scarf should measure about 120 inches.
We have kits of the 12 new colors of Liberty Wool Print ready
and waiting for you to begin your Regenerated Doctor Who Scarf.
*Ask us for a quick demo of our favorite splicing method, Russian
Join. We also have a handout to
share with you on this very useful method of joining in a new yarn.