Using size 17s, this thing was done within a few episodes of Dr. Who. I watched to the point where Donna left the show, which was another bummer, but looky! I have a mini sweater!
At first, I thought I might want to hold a strand of wortsed weight yarn in another color with the black thick and thin yarn I got from a thrift store sweater, see the sampler below.
(the Apocalyptic stage)
My mods: I actually made this once, but felt like it was a little baggy in back for me, so I ripped it back and reknit it casting on 26 stitches for each side. I also bound off 3 stitches instead of 4 for the first bind off row on each side of the neckline.
Otherwise, I followed the directions. My finished shrug fits in back while allowing me to flail my arms wildly if I so choose to. What more could I want?
I love the split collar. (I'm not sure if that's what you'd call it.) I think I'll do another in a different shade and using only one strand of bulky yarn.
I was knitting this with the Holla Knits group on Ravelry, but I felt all yuck and needed some instant gratification, so I skipped ahead and finished. Check out the others' Swans too.
And if you're interested, only if you're really, really interested - Top 20 Donna Noble moments.
(more on my Ravelry and my Flickr)