Did you see what Nardole was knitting in Doctor Who The Lie of the Land?

Get ready to give out a little geeky squeak…

Following the broadcast of Doctor Who season 10 episode 8, The Lie of the Land, Matt Lucas (Nardole) took to Twitter with a simple question…

We have to admit, we remember the knitting – but we weren’t paying attention to what it was… Fortunately, someone else was. Specifically, a tweeter by the name of Richard Lloyd (@stetsondoctor)…

There you can see that Nardole seems to be at work on his cosplay – as he’s appears to be knitting something very like a Tom Baker-era super-long scarf. If that is the case, hopefully he’s done his research, as there’s been an awful lot written about that scarf over the years.

Back when the scarf first appeared, the BBC even produced a full guide on how to create a replica of the version originally used in the show. It’s an iconic piece of television history, of course, and its creation has become one of the great anecdotes of Doctor Who history too.

There were, in fact, many versions worn by Baker over the years. Indeed, the history of the scarf is comprehensively charted by the wonderful www.doctorwhoscarf.com. At time of publishing, however, it was unclear exactly which version Lucas was working on.

After all, it could be for Osgood