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Published on April 14th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Witty Little Knitters…

If you have time to kill, and an entire legion of Daleks to build, you budding Dave Ross wannabes could do far worse that employing wool to build your Daleks from – they’ll certainly last longer than those in Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways

ExtermiknitAnd as luck would have it, a colleague has sent me a pattern for woolly Daleks, pictured here and available from

Those of you out there that know the dark, ancient art of sheep hair twine will appreciate phrases like R1, K1, P1, “casting off” and “purl”.

Frankly I haven’t a clue what it’s all about, but then I rarely do about anything anyway.

I just hope no legions of woolly Daleks make their way into Kasterborous Towers…


About the Author


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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