Doctor Who Scarf

A very good friend asked me to do a commission for him. An old friend of his has been wanting this scarf for about three decades, and I’m the craftiest person he knows. I agreed to do it, partly because he’s a good friend, partly because I love a challenge, and also because I’ve been meaning to give knitting another go anyway.

I used Cascade 220 Superwash in colorways doeskin heather, gray, golden, garnet, plum purple, olive heather, and walnut heather. If I were to do it again, I might go with Wool of the Andes Superwash as it has 100 colors and I could have matched the original a bit better. But, Cascade yarns are really lovely. And, the instructions I followed are from Doctor Who Scarf.

It took about 7 weeks from start to finish. Knitting feels very comfortable now, purling…not so much, yet. The scarf will be gifted this weekend, so I’ll probably post more pictures afterwards.

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CONGRATULATIONS on completing this amazing project! I bet it will be treasured and coveted and loved forever. I can’t wait to see the action shots!

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Seriously well done. It came out beautifully.

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Thank you!

Yay! You finished! It looks fantastic, too. I know your friend must have gone crazy over it.

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It looks so good and those yarns all balled up and ready for action are so pretty, no wonder you kept coming back to it. You are a good friend and a fabulous crafter. Well done!

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Fantastic! We were all cheering you on! What a gift of a lifetime! Please post more pics of the happy receiver wearing his treasure!

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Thank you all, so much! I’m really excited to give this away. I know what it’s like to get something from a fandom that you’re really geeked about, that you never thought you’d get your hands on. I’m thrilled that my friend asked me to be a part of doing that for someone he cares about. :blush:

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Aren’t you funny, working so hard for so long for the sole purpose of giving that creation away?
I hear you, sister. We are together in our uniqueness here. So cool. & wow, that scarf is just incredible. I really hope the recipient geeks out amazingly.

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Thank you! To be fair, I just knit 20-30 rows a day. I didn’t want to strain my hands with the repetitive movement, especially since I was training them to a new technique. I’m working a few projects now to learn what I need to know to tackle a sweater…for me. I had a ton of yarn left over from this scarf, plus the colors I ordered that weren’t quite right. I have enough for two sweaters, two hats, and a pair of mitts, lol.

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Eep! You finished it! Yay! It looks sooooo good!

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One of the highlights of my knitting life was making a Wonder Woman shawl for someone that I knew would appreciate it. One the hardest things I ever made but it was a joyous process because of who it was going to! I know you have that same feeling…so it is not hard to give away because it is still part of you through your friend!

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Amazing job!! Can’t wait to see more knits from you!!

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I am sure this will be coveted and the starter of many fun conversations for him.

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This turned out so beautifully! Someone is going to be a VERY happy camper! Spreading joy is a perfect way to use your crafting super powers!

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Thank you!

Wow! What a gorgeous labor of love!!!

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