Sven & Solveig Modifications
I'm back with some more simple modifications I made when working on the Sven & Solveig dolls. I'll list them for you here. These mods mainly include length adjustments because I am using a finer yarn and gauge than in the original pattern.
I finished up the yoke of the sweaters for both dolls as written in the booklet. I used Chart B for Sven's yoke and Chart C for Solveig's yoke.
Sleeves: I knit the sleeves for 19 rounds, then 5 rounds of rib. This is the same for both dolls.
For Sven I knit 13 rounds , then 5 rounds of rib.
For Solveig I knit 12 rounds, then 5 rounds of rib.
Top of Pants:
For Sven I knit 10 rounds.
For Solveig I knit 12 rounds.
For Sven I knit 10 rounds for each leg before the sock.
For Solveig I knit 12 rounds and I continued striping 2 rounds in one color, 1 round in a contrast color for each leg before the boots.
Sven: 3 rounds rib, 8 rounds of the sock before the boot.
Solveig: 3 rounds rib, 6 rounds of the sock before the boot.
Boot: Same as in the booklet for both dolls.
Mitts: I left out the thumb on both dolls. After picking up the stitches I worked 8 rounds in the mitten color and then worked the decrease as in booklet.
Hat: Same for both dolls. I did 5 rounds of rib and then used Carol's pattern instructions exactly for the shaping of the hat. I just used all of the colors I used in the dolls and used the charts in the booklet and added stripes and I added some simple 2 by 2 checkers and alternated colors every other stitch, etc.
Next time I'll come back with a couple of tips for the beard and hair!
I hope you are enjoying your Sven & Solveig knitting. There are more booklets available in the shop right now if you are interested. I thought you might like to see the back view of Sven and Solveig.
xo ~ susan
Hi Susan…quick question. Did you stuff the head prior adding the beard? And did you give Sven a quick soak and dry prior stuffing? Thanks!
Hi Susan! I was wondering for the hat, did you end up weaving in all the ends or did you just secure them and leave them tucked inside the hat?
Jess, I think I went straight to the sleeves after finishing the yoke. I can’t remember exactly but that’s what it looks like on the dolls!
On the yoke, did you do the total inches recommended in the pattern before splitting for the sleeves or did you go straight to sleeves after finishing the yoke?