Sunday 2 January 2022

Sven Scandinavian


First post in 2022 about my last completed project in 2021.

This is Sven Scandinavian. I loved knitting him! Sven was purchased as a knitting kit from the lovely Lucy Locket Land in the north east of England.

The pattern is by Carol Anderson of Cottage Creations and originally printed in 1983. Sven is knitted in the round and has no visible seams (the hat is knitted separately).

The yarn in the knitting kit was from New Lanark Spinning in the border area of Scotland and I used my 4mm double pointed needles throughout.

The little fellow has a backpack for his books and for going on picnics. The pattern was found on the blog, 'On the Needles' and is free to download.

This project was easier to knit than I thought and allows for lots of customisation on the jumper yoke and hat with options for easy and more complicated fair isle style designs.

The pattern also includes a female version called 'Solveig'. There's also enough yarn in the kit to make her, although I was short of time so she didn't make it onto my needles. 

Overall a great project to knit and very enjoyable pattern to follow with great instructions.