When I think of an evil Dalek, one of Doctor Who’s nemesis, I cute and cuddly doesn’t come to mind. However, if they were dressed in Allison Bitter’s adorable Dalek Jumper, maybe I’d be persuaded. Nah. However, I would think a sweet little baby dressed in this charming little Dalek jumper would be cute and cuddly. This is the perfect way to get your little one all dressed up for Doctor Who. This charming little Dalek jumper pattern fits 3-6 months, however I am sure it could be easily adjusted to fit a larger child.
When we asked Allison what inspired her to come up with this wonderful Doctor Who jumper this is what she said,
I learned how to knit as a teenager, knit a couple inches of 2×2 ribbing out of a really horrid acrylic yarn and then didn’t touch knitting again until my early twenties after being diagnosed with a chronic illness. There were so many things that I couldn’t do anymore, I was looking for something to fill my time and give me enjoyment. While I was looking for ideas for a gift for my sister’s birthday, I came across a knitting pattern for Harry Potter scarves. Later that week I walked into a local yarn store and bought yarn and I’ve been addicted ever since! I love so many things about knitting – the soft yarn, the patterns and logic, and, most enjoyable to me, the act of creating something that didn’t exist before.
One of my friends has knit the “Extermiknit” pattern several times, creating Daleks in many colors. Last year, while pregnant with a baby girl, I got an idea… and decided to play around with that pattern and see if I could turn it into a dress for my little one to wear. And the Mummy’s Little Dalek jumper was born!”
If you would like to make a Dalek jumper of your own, Allison’s pattern can be found on Ravelry, a free community for knitters and crochers. If you do make a Dalek jumper please share it with us. We’d love to see them.
If you know of anyone that has a project for our Brit Knits column please let us know, we are always looking for great British themed crafts to share!