Friday, August 28, 2009

The Big One

I'm speeding along on what has to be my largest yarny project to date - a Season 12 Doctor Who scarf. (Ravelry link; login required) (I'm working on getting those cute little Ravelry icons to indicate that)

This is how The Scarf spends most of its time right now.


I can't very well knit on it with children and cats running rampant when unfurled, but I did lay it out for a photo. I'm not sure how long it is right now, but I am on row 700 of 1042. At 50% it was about 6 feet long so I expect it to be about 12 feet unstretched at the end. And oh, it will stretch. And then there's the matter of fringe.


I know, it's hard to see with those shadows.

This one is kind of fun since the edge casts an interesting shadow.


The big blob in the middle is the shadow of the infant bouncer that Zee was in so I could take these pictures. Spike desperately wanted to walk along The Scarf like a balance beam.

These pictures were taken with the wrong side showing. I know that's silly, but I think it's more interesting. The right side wouldn't have those single beads of color exchange when I changed colors - it just goes from one block of color to the next. This is just a feature of garter stitch.


I think the grey/orange transition is my favorite. The colors just glow against one another!

Lest you wonder if I'm tall enough to wear a 12 foot scarf, I'm not just making this for myself or for fun. My friend Barbara asked me to make this as a gift for her husband. As far as I am aware, he is not 12 feet tall either but I'm sure he can still rock The Scarf.

The particulars...

Started: February 18, 2009. I even made a spreadsheet to track my progress.
Pattern: The Season 12 scarf from What a site - they also have some interesting history of The Scarf.
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in red, mist, thyme, chestnut, snickerdoodle, pumpkin, and amethyst heather. I just listed those colors from memory.
Needles: Size 8 circular aluminum Boye needles. This needle is a workhorse and perfect for the job.

One of the coolest things about this project is the scarf bar. Some intrepid soul built the Scarf-o-matic, and because of this very smart idea I can tell you that this is how far along I am.


My goal is to finish by the end of October so that I can weave in ends and fringe in time to deliver the scarf by the deadline, early December. But if I can get finished earlier, so much the better!


  1. It looks beautiful! Martin is going to love it!

  2. I just love that scarf!! So much fun.