Introduction: The Tardis - Knitted

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So I wanted a fun holiday project that was fun to knit, transportable and had no functional purpose whatsoever. I found this graph for a knitted tardis at .Being a long time Dr Who freak this was totally what I was after. I knitted it out of 8ply wool crepe yarn in a policebox blue I had in my stash and some navy of the same yarn that was left over from a Ravenclaw scarf. The needles used were size 3 metric - this is usually too small for a heavier crepe but I wanted a very tight fabric as it was going to be stuffed. I had to use an intarsia technique in order to keep the design from pulling in on itself, but for the white yarn of the windows I carried over at the back of each stitch as it was going to get tedious otherwise. Once sewn together and stuffed it came out kinda "fat". Like a Slitheen disguised as a tardis. I was going to add cardboard panels to make it look a bit more tardis shaped but my kids thought it was funny so here it is.....


momoluv (author)2014-04-12

Looks great! I just wished you gave instructions so we all at the instructable world could make it too

Dusk Shadows (author)2012-04-11

is it bigger on the inside?

TheWhovian (author)2012-02-22

BEAUTIFUL. The thing is, it's a perfect bday present for my brother, but I'm rubbish at knitting anything that's actually supposed to look like anything, as I'm fairly new to knitting. Do you think that you could make/ ask a friend to make an instructional video for this pattern? Even posting pictures of the process would help me immensely. Thanks

hintss (author)2011-06-02

looks like it got a bit TOO big on the inside.

Twinmum (author)2011-05-09

One of these is in my to do list for my Dr Who loving daughter. She already has a Tom Baker scarf that she wears everywhere and a knitted dalek that she takes to bed. I've been looking for a K9 to knit, but I think I may have to make the pattern up myself as I haven't found one yet.

Logan D (author)2011-03-30

You should try to knit the fourth doctor's scarf, that's one of my summer projects :)

shaylaluna (author)2011-03-09

How is the pattern followed? read right left right left?

Dragonfly_Dancer (author)2011-02-03

I have a question about the stitch you used- the pattern itself says to "knit the number of each piece indicated on the chart"- does that mean use only knit stitches? I want to make certain before I start this pattern, because I've been wanting a plush TARDIS like this for ages, and I don't want to make it too super-stretchy, as most of the purely knit stitched things I've made are.

I used stocking stitch (row of knit, row of purl) for all the pieces, as it gave it a nice flat look. Using one size smaller needles than the yarn requires helps give a denser fabric, which is good if you are stuffing something, and makes it less stretchy. Hope this helps - bridget :)

Oh it did, definitely. :) I'm currently working on a patchwork blanket in that same style, so it should be pretty easy for me. Thanks for the quick reply!

ladycroft108 (author)2010-08-16

Brilliant! would go perfect with the TARDIS T-shirt I made.

pixelbrid (author)ladycroft1082010-08-16

TARDIS T-shirt! Cool. Is it like blue with panels or a shirt with a picture of a TARDIS on it?

ladycroft108 (author)pixelbrid2010-08-19

It's a black t-shirt with the TARDIS painted on. I made a stencil with masking tape, so it's not totally accurate, but hey, it's the thought that counts.

neverdrinkoliveoil (author)2009-05-30

Amazing! I must take up knitting.

caitlinlara (author)2009-05-30

good glory, this is magnificent

Kiteman (author)2008-04-25

Aaahh! Kitewife just asked me to print out the pattern, but the page has been removed!! Can you post a copy of it here?? Please??

Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2008-06-30

Very late - I contacted the original knitter and they kindly sorted me out.

Then they sent me a copy of the pattern... ;-D

crayzee (author)Kiteman2009-03-17

Hi do you happen to still have the tardis pattern? I have the dalek one and would like the tardis to go with it if possible. I also have pattern for dalek socks.

Kiteman (author)crayzee2009-03-18

Here you go. The socks sound interesting...

crayzee (author)Kiteman2009-03-18

Here is the Dalek Socks pattern for you and may I say Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the tardis

Kiteman (author)crayzee2009-03-19

Many thanks!

Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-06-30

Hahaha, "it's just too little too late"...

Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-06-29

Haha, trouble in paradise!

Scarletti24 (author)2008-12-17

Omg, this is brilliant! If only I could knit! I would love something like this. I am such a Doctor fanatic!

crayzee (author)Scarletti242009-03-17

Hi do you happen to still have the tardis pattern? I have the dalek one and would like the tardis to go with it if possible. I also have pattern for dalek socks. if yoiu would like to trade them.

rentawitch (author)2009-02-27

A friend of mine has access to dalek pattern i believe.. IM me if you are trying to find

pixelbrid (author)2008-04-26

This is copied from Penwiper's ravelry page: Please note that due to copyright questions with the BBC, this pattern is currently unavailable on my website. Please email or PM me, or join the Livejournal group crafty_tardis if you have any questions. Damn BBC. Dont see them shutting down Dr Who fan websites anywhere but its OK to attack knitting pattern writers. Jolly bad form.

SFHandyman (author)pixelbrid2008-09-22

That kind of thing goes too far. Like the BBC is ever going to sell a Tardis knitting pattern!! They may now - grrr.

This is really fantastic pixelbrid.

I'm not a Dr. Who fan. Wait, wait, I didn't say I didn't like it. I just never watched it. I might love it if I did.

Even though I'm not a fan, these iconic objects are fun to have and display. I've also given historic architecture tours for over 20 years and the classic phone box fits nicely into my architecture passion.

I built a papercraft Tardis about a year ago. I found on the net. Just found the link again. I could link you direct to the Tardis but I'm going to link you to the menu because this guy has tons of Dr. Who creations that you might love.

The Tardis link is the last link in the list on the right side. It is a free download and seems to be blessed by the BBC so he doesn't have copyright issues.
Papercraft Tardis and other Dr. Who goodies

mickelodeon (author)2008-08-08

Makes me want to take up knitting! BTW, how is K-9 coming along?

jessyratfink (author)2008-07-16

Cute cute cute! I really wish I could figure out this knitting thing. I've failed miserably several times. :P

The Mollusk (author)2008-06-18

LOL! Dude you watch way to much Dr. Who! LOL!

pixelbrid (author)The Mollusk2008-06-18

Actually I knit too much Dr Who. Currently knitting K9.

The Mollusk (author)pixelbrid2008-06-19

Lol you should make the yarn a shiny silver color

kiwimac (author)2008-02-20

I want a knitted 'Enterprise!'

Patrik (author)kiwimac2008-02-21

A Borg cube might be a tad more realistic. ;-)

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)Patrik2008-05-08

Sad thing is, I know what a Borg cube is ;P If the internet is down, it's a crummy day, and there's nothing on T.V, the only desperate move left is to watch all day Star Trek marathons. XP

pixelbrid (author)2008-04-26

Sorry the "damn the BBC" rant came from me not penwiper.

Kitewife (author)2008-04-23

This is really nice (I've bookmarked the pattern).

Lord_Of_Pie (author)2008-02-21

1UP! I must learn how to knit again... I made half a scarf when I was 8 but then misplaced it and when I found it a year later couldn't remember how to knit :(

Aerospaced (author)2008-02-20

Had to be easier than the coded scarf that Tom Baker wore.

pixelbrid (author)Aerospaced2008-02-20

It was coded? Cool. To which one are you referring? See The History of Tom Baker's Scarves . Knitting a 14 foot long scarf would take a while, but it is just plain knitting really. Tardis involved sometimes 8 balls of wool in one row. Thinking of knitting the Cult of Skaro next.

Aerospaced (author)pixelbrid2008-02-21

I just returned from the link you posted. Good grief, I hadn't realized that there were so many changes to the thing! As I recall, in one episode he (the Doctor) was asked about the ridiculously long scarf. His answer was that the bands of color represented coordinates to Galafrey.

sandwich-stealer (author)2008-02-20

Kyahahaha!! Brillaint. I love it. I would use it as a toliet-roll over too!! Or a wooly hat on shivvery days. Or to cover my tea pot, except I don't drink tea so I don't have one.

people-eater (author)2008-02-20

absolutely exquisite!
keep up the fantastical work!'

cosmic dog (author)2008-02-20

Fabulous woof!

sethop (author)2008-02-20

Oh dear. Teh funny.

Doctor What (author)2008-02-18

WANT!!!!! This is incredible! (+) (favorited)

lego-man (author)2008-02-18

no, i disagree. his comment may have been nerdy, but it was ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY lol

ERNesbitt (author)2008-02-17

What an amazing project. I've been a Dr. Who fan since I was a kid and my dad and I would watch the reruns on PBS. I'd love to the fourth Doctor's scarf.

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