I finished another Sven Scandinavian pattern. His name is Oskar. And, I love him!
I have knit this pattern once previously to make Juergen and had planned to make him a wife with my next doll. But! I was on instagram and one of the knitting ladies I follow was making the pattern with a red beard and I knew I had to also make a ginger version!
While I am making a doll I usually start to think about their personality, their story in my mind. So, even though this guy was made second, he really feels more like Juergen's cool older brother.
I was knitting this doll while in San Diego for my father in law's funeral in July. I was working on the sweater while I was there. I took a list of perspective names and my nephew helped me pick one. Such a small detail but it's special to me.
As with my previous iteration of the doll I altered the foot. Here's a bit of a close up of the boot. I forgot to to the sock part, so he's slightly shorter than Juergen. meh.
I also decided to make his hat more of a beanie style. I followed the notes from lorix5 (Lori times 5) on Ravelry for her Bjorn. I did the decreases from another hat pattern I have in my library and I really like how neatly it turned out!
For reals this time my next version will be a female companion for one of them! I so many ideas on hair options and outfits.