Bigger on the inside by Kate Atherley

Bigger on the inside

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
850 yards (777 m)
one size
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This pattern is available for free.

Make sure you print/download the latest version of the charts. A mistake in the decrease chart was caught and fixed May 1st.

I’ve published a tutorial on reading the charts on my blog.

When I was a teenager, I insisted my mother knit me a Doctor Who scarf. Although the colors weren’t precisely right, it was exactly what I wanted: an absurdly long, multicolored scarf with a generous fringe. I wore it for years. And years. I was still wearing it when I finished university and started my first proper job.

One cold winter day, a coworker made a comment in passing. I am certain he meant it to be helpful advice, but it stung more than he could know. He said that the scarf was childish, and if I wanted to be taken seriously in my career I needed to dress the part. The scarf got put away, and I spent more than 10 years dressing conservatively for a career that I never quite fit into.

Fast forward to 2005, when Doctor Who was relaunched to much acclaim, and I was busy reinventing myself and finding a career I could fit comfortably into. I never forgot my beloved Doctor Who scarf – I’d kept it all along – and I harbored a fantasy of reinventing it for my new life.

And so: Bigger on the inside. A sophisticated, grown-up take on the Doctor Who scarf. No matter how conservative your office, you won’t be out of place with this draped tastefully around your shoulders.

Note re: Yarn Usage. The original weighs 127gm, therefore there will definitely be lots of leftovers from the second skein of Solemate - an opportunity for matching socks!