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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 http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/who/knittardis.html .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.....
momoluv10 days ago
Looks great! I just wished you gave instructions so we all at the instructable world could make it too
OW MY GOD THE TARDIS
is it bigger on the inside?
TheWhovian2 years ago
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
hintss2 years ago
looks like it got a bit TOO big on the inside.
Twinmum2 years ago
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 D3 years ago
You should try to knit the fourth doctor's scarf, that's one of my summer projects :)
shaylaluna3 years ago
How is the pattern followed? read right left right left?
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.
pixelbrid (author)  Dragonfly_Dancer3 years ago
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!
Brilliant! would go perfect with the TARDIS T-shirt I made.
pixelbrid (author)  ladycroft1083 years ago
TARDIS T-shirt! Cool. Is it like blue with panels or a shirt with a picture of a TARDIS on it?
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.
Amazing! I must take up knitting.
caitlinlara4 years ago
good glory, this is magnificent
Kiteman6 years ago
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??
Very late - I contacted the original knitter and they kindly sorted me out.

Then they sent me a copy of the pattern... ;-D
crayzee Kiteman5 years ago
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 crayzee5 years ago
Here you go. The socks sound interesting...
tardis pattern.pdf(595x841) 940 KB
crayzee Kiteman5 years ago
Here is the Dalek Socks pattern for you and may I say Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the tardis
Kiteman crayzee5 years ago
Many thanks!
Hahaha, "it's just too little too late"...
Haha, trouble in paradise!
Scarletti245 years ago
Omg, this is brilliant! If only I could knit! I would love something like this. I am such a Doctor fanatic!
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.
rentawitch5 years ago
A friend of mine has access to dalek pattern i believe.. IM me if you are trying to find
pixelbrid (author) 6 years ago
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.
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
mickelodeon5 years ago
Makes me want to take up knitting! BTW, how is K-9 coming along?
Cute cute cute! I really wish I could figure out this knitting thing. I've failed miserably several times. :P
The Mollusk5 years ago
LOL! Dude you watch way to much Dr. Who! LOL!

pixelbrid (author)  The Mollusk5 years ago
Actually I knit too much Dr Who. Currently knitting K9.
Lol you should make the yarn a shiny silver color
kiwimac6 years ago
I want a knitted 'Enterprise!'
Patrik kiwimac6 years ago
A Borg cube might be a tad more realistic. ;-)
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) 6 years ago
Sorry the "damn the BBC" rant came from me not penwiper.
Kitewife6 years ago
This is really nice (I've bookmarked the pattern).
Lord_Of_Pie6 years ago
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 :(
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