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05 December 2014 @ 01:43 pm
Holiday Who - a colorway question  
I've been invited to a party with the theme "Holidaze in Spacetime" and immediately thought of doing a Christmas-themed Tom Baker scarf, using the half-scale patterns from Illuminated Spaces. A Season 18 scarf lends itself nicely to a red/white/green palette, having only three colors to begin with, but I'm not sure it would be as immediately recognizable for what it's meant to be. I tried converting the Season 12 scarf to a five color palette (red/white/green/silver/gold), but I'm not as happy with it.

My options as I see it:

  1. Make the S18 pattern and hope it's more obvious than I think.
  2. Add two more colors to the S12 pattern.


Thoughts? Recommendations for what colors to add if I go with Option 2?

(x-posted to who_knits)
 
 
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Madisonkadharonon on December 5th, 2014 10:48 pm (UTC)
I think that, assuming you've got time to do a full-scale scarf, it'll read as Baker's Doctor regardless just because of sheer size.
Katie: Daleks bearing teakatiefoolery on December 7th, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
Yes, that's my thought, too. Any long, stripy scarf is pretty much identifiable as a Tom Baker Doctor Who scarf these days. Just make sure you post photos when you're done so we can all admire it!
Kellendraysia: Doctor Doctor Jackkellendraysia on December 8th, 2014 03:06 am (UTC)
I have a friend that did a harry potter themed series 18 scarf that carries on a the Doctor 4 feeling very well. I think as long as the pattern is correct even if the colors are changed it will still read as a Doctor Who scarf given the unique pattern of the scarf itself.

If you wanted to try an add two more colors to a series 12 you could add a fair blue (anywhere from a near white to robin's egg) and maybe a plum or some shade of purple?

Edited at 2014-12-08 03:06 am (UTC)