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Dr. Who Scarf

maddog3 | Posted in Knitting and Crochet on

Hello everyone,
once again sneaking over here from Breaktime.

and today while killing time I came across this site:


some of you may rcall the Doctor and his adventures,
even though personally I never watched the show, but it was on the TV at the establishment were everybody knew my name and where I spent great deal of my time 🙂

I do remember the looooong scarves he wore, some more than 20′ long …. and just today I stumbled on a site which has the patterns for the various versions and many pictures from other folks with their scarves

hopefully I can talk my DW into making me one ! since they are really neat looking
and she has made a long scarf for me, just NOT a replica of any of these

I thought some of you may want to look at it, if for no reason except to reminisce about the 70s

. . . .

, wer ist jetzt der Idiot ?


  1. damascusannie | | #1

    Too fun! Did you know that only the Tom Baker version of the Doctor wore a scarf? Our local PBS station is running the newest incarnations of the series now and we love it that they are just as hokey as the ones we fell in love with in the early 80s. There are two new Doctors: Christopher Ecclestone and David Tennant. Annie

    1. Cherrypops | | #2

      Approximately 30years ago Dr Who (tom baker 1974-1981) and the Tardis visited the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Studios in Toowong Brisbane QLD.

      I was about 7or 8 and I met and spoke with the scarf wearing Doctor. I gave him jellybabies and he signed a Dr Who book for me. I still have the book. Mum didn't have her camera, but it was a big event for a little girl who loved the show. The Tardis looked huge! The Doctor was a real person and the scarf was sooooo long.

      I started watching when John Pertwee was the Dr, and have seen the earlier black and white shows on re-runs. I didn't watch to many more after Tom Baker left.

      My 6yr old son really enjoys the current versions, loves the daleks and thinks it's awesome mummy met the doctor.

      CherryPops (sydney)

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      maddog3 | | #3

      LOL, I didn't know that about the scarves and I think hokey is part of the charm of the show, as I recall it was on Sunday nights just before Monty Python at 11p.m., and the place was packed with fans of both showsso some of us more serious mature folks would have to sit through it waiting for OUR favorite program while trying not to fill up on the fermented hops and peanuts that the establishment served

      1. damascusannie | | #4

        The hokiness is not just part of the show, for us it sets the whole tone--which is firmly tongue-in-cheek. Here in the U.S. they were first aired in the late 70s and early 80s. I started watching them the autumn when I was pregnant with our first child. It aired around 5pm so I'd put supper in the oven and then lie down and watch until my husband got home from work. He usually got home quite late because it was harvest time and he was working for a large agricultural co-op. As winter came on, he got home early enough to watch them with me. We have great memories of the two of us lying on the bed, laughing at the special effects, but loving the show. It was our first experience with British television and we graduated from "Doctor Who" to "The Good Neighbors (The Good Life)", "'Allo, 'Allo" , "Keeping Up Appearances" and many others. Annie

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          maddog3 | | #5

          I will admit I tried watching some of those, but for me it was always the utter nonsense of Monty Python, Fawlty Towers. or Benny Hill

          1. damascusannie | | #6

            We LOVE Fawlty Towers! Have you seen Black Adder? It stars Rowan Atkinson, but if all you're familiar with is Mr. Bean, it's a real surprise. I've got both "Good Neighbors" and "Black Adder" on DVD--all the episodes. I'm going to have to put Fawlty Towers on next year's Christmas list! Annie

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            maddog3 | | #7

            Black Adder ? no I have not, but Mr. Bean is the ultimate imbecile!
            is it worth a trip to town ?

          3. damascusannie | | #8

            Black Adder is definitely worth a trip to town--Rowan Atkinson is much funnier when he talks than just when he's miming like in Bean. Annie

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            maddog3 | | #9

            alright I will be heading in tomorrow.. I'll see if they even have it..:)

  2. BernaWeaves | | #10

    Oh, huge Dr. Who fan here.  I've been watching since 1964 (the show started in 1963).

    I've seen all 10 Doctors (William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton -- my fav, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, and David Tennant -- my newest crush).

    I actually almost made myself Tom Baker's scarf back in the 1970's, but then thought, where am I going to wear that?   I'd heard that the lady who originally knitted it was given some yarn and told to knit a scarf, and she thought she had to use ALL the yarn, which is why the scarf was so long.  Somehow, I can't imagine that happening today.  They just would have gone to a store and bought one.


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      maddog3 | | #11

      I read somewhere that he latest Dr. was going to be Christopher Ecclestonthat's just it. running to the store for stuff that is junk by comparison...for the last five years my wife has not been able to sew or knit because of a terrible bout with Psoriasis, it has finally cleared up and doesn't seem to be recurring, so she is back to her hobbies which have kept us both in warm clothes for many years
      which is a good thing,because all the while she was amassing quite the stash of goodies..:)

      1. BernaWeaves | | #12

        Christopher Eccleston was 3 years ago.  David Tennant took over as the Doctor 2 years ago.


        1. damascusannie | | #13

          Billie Piper, who plays the new female sidekick is great, too. She's in the new "Mansfield Park" that's airing during PBS's Jane Austen marathon this winter. They are running all of the Austen movies, some new, some classics (like the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle "Pride and Prejudice") on Masterpiece Theater through April. My daughter and I love it! Unfortunately, we missed one of our favorites, "Northanger Abbey," last week due to the football play-offs. Annie

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