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