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Here he is: KiltyDavey. Dressed in formal wear like a real Scotsman. And in case you wonder: white CK  undies with a blue rim. Seriously. Because I know what people do when they get their hands on him. He deserves a little privacy. (Although I was tempted, I have to admit it. But I was running out of flesh coloured yarn.)*

I took a little liberty with the tartan because of the scale. I also had to combine the vest/waistcoat with the jacket, which like the kilt was knitted separately. The arms were also made separately. And he has a sgian dhu in his right sock and a knitted sporran.
I'm getting some practice now! It's really fun to make these little guys.
Next week there'll be an exclusive report from the 1st International Günni Meeting. Don't miss it!
*I know what you're thinking! Ts, ts.

on 2011-08-22 10:52 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] lemony69.livejournal.com
Diese kleine Kerle sind einfach zu knuffelig. Ich liebe diese kleinen Details wie die Sicherheitsnadel. :D So, so CK Unterwäsche... ;)
International Günni Meeting???

on 2011-08-22 11:24 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
IGM - hat ganz geheim stattgefunden, nächste Woche mehr.
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on 2011-08-22 11:25 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
Thank you.

on 2011-08-22 12:18 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] angel-b33.livejournal.com
No, I'm not jealous. Not jealous of your abilities at all


on 2011-08-22 12:44 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
Indeed, you needn't be jealous. I'm just an average knitter. The secret is to make it look perfect.

on 2011-08-22 01:33 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ladyprydian.livejournal.com
Do you have a pattern for these that you would be willing to share? I'd love to knit one myself.

on 2011-08-22 02:21 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] wildwinterwitch.livejournal.com
Seconded. I loved last week's A+F hoodie version.

on 2011-08-22 03:14 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
See my answer below (or abvoe, wherever lj puts it). Sometimes I need to unravel things and redo them until they fit. Just try your luck with whatever you've got. If you want it, it will work. Have fun, too! I'd love to see what comes out of your experiment.

on 2011-08-23 06:04 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
Sorry, I was in a bit of a hurry yesterday (at work). I took some time in the evening and recalled the making of the hoodie. This is how it works: Knit a rectangle that is twice as high (i. e. long) as the head plus a little 'give' (about 2 cm). I used 40 stitches for the body, the hoodie is approx. 30 stitches wide (depending on your yarn). You just have to try if it fits. Fold the rectangle in half wrong side out and sew together one side. Turn. The other, open side will roll itself to the inside . Put a length of shoelace into the roll. You may first want to cut it apart in the middle to make the desired length. Sew both end pieces back together, it will be hidden. With a few stitches sew or baste the roll to the inside of the hoodie. Sew hoodie to the body. Done!

Feel free to ask about details! That goes for the other dolls as well. I will try to answer asap, but I'm restricted to my working hours (8 am - 5 pm CET).

on 2011-08-22 02:21 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
Sorry, no pattern. As a rule of thumb, I work with 40 stitches knitted in the round using a set of five needles (like knitting a sock). For the body on this one, I used 32 stitches, 46 for the kilt and 40 for the jacket, if I remember it correctly, because I didn't keep a record of it. Depending on how thick your yarn is, the size might vary. I'm normally using 3 mm size needles (no idea what they are in US/UK) with matching yarns. The little guys are about 20/25 cm high (I don't have one with me, because I'm writing from my workplace). Just try your luck, any size is fine. And please show me what you made, I'm very interested to see what other people create. Have fun!

on 2011-08-22 03:56 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ladyprydian.livejournal.com
Hmm, I'm going to have a go at this. It will probably take me a while though. I'll keep your instructions in mind and when / if I ever get it done I'll take a shot at writing them up.

Are the legs done as one and then seamed or are they seperate? Also did you graft the arms and head?

on 2011-08-23 06:00 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
The body is knit like a sock, then I take a few stitches with the matching yarn to separate them into two 'tubes'. At the neck I used matching yarn to gather (is this what 'to graft' means?), same with the hands. At the top of the kilt I decreased a few stitches (I think about 8, if I remember it correctly. Feel free to ask if you're stuck. I usually solve any problems by trial and error. No fear!

on 2011-08-22 04:06 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] celtprincess13.livejournal.com
Oh, that is just adorable! If I could knit anything other than a straight line, I'd totally want to make him.

on 2011-08-23 06:08 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
Thank you! Straight lines are all you need. Just try to make one, doesn't have to be a complicated one like this for a start. Look at my others from the weeks before or SuperSec. As I already wrote, if you want it, it will work. That's how I do it. Don't be afraid to unravel.

on 2011-08-22 06:16 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] bluewheel.livejournal.com
I love that he has little hands now! Oh, so cute!
*resists lewd comment about how much flesh colored thread you'd have to use if not for the underwear*

on 2011-08-23 06:12 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
Thank you! The reason that he has hands is, as Donna put it ... pockets! A kilt doesn't have pockets. So I had to knit the arms separately (no fun to start with 14 stitches on 4 needles).

on 2011-08-23 04:47 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] bluewheel.livejournal.com
Well I think the arms add character! They may have been tough, but your hard work really paid off.
I actually prefer them with the little hands, because it looks like he could actually hug you!

(I know nothing about knitting, so "14 stitches on 4 needles" means nothing to me. But I don't need to know how it works, just that it does. *grins*)

on 2011-08-24 06:50 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
I have some ideas for other DaveyDolls with arms, actually. So if I don't lose my patience ... :)

on 2011-08-22 09:51 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] sparowe
Brill! :D

on 2011-08-23 06:12 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
Thank you!

on 2011-08-23 07:56 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Der ist wirklich herzallerliebst mit all seinen Details! Ich kenne jemanden, die hat eine Captain Jack Harkness Actionfigur in einen John Barrowman im Kilt umgearbeitet, das ist sozusagen das Equivalent dazu. Wirklich toll.

Sitzen die eigentlich alle bei Dir auf dem Sofa? ;)

Ich hoffe, Du hast nichts dagegen, ich werde die mal im TTT-Forum vorstellen gehen, wir haben da einen Strick-Thread.

Und mein neues Projekt wird übrigens eine umgestaltete Actionfigur mit David in der weißen Uniform von "Much Ado about nothing" sein...

on 2011-08-24 06:29 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
Die haben einen viel besseren Platz als auf dem Sofa ... ;)

Ein Strick-Thread auf TTT? Der ist bestimmt bei der Fan Art? Habe mich inzwischen angemeldet und warte auf Bestätigung. Habe auch nichts dagegen, wenn Du sie inzwischen kurz vorstellst.

Bin gespannt auf den Benedick.

on 2011-08-24 10:52 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Oh, da hast Du Dir grade einen ungünstigen Zeitpunkt ausgesucht - heute sind alle Admins für vier Tage nach London, um sich dort den David anzugucken. Kann also ne Weile dauern, bis Du reingelassen wirst - sorry! Ich hoffe, Dir wird es bei uns gefallen.

Ja, der Strickthread is bei Fanart. Hier ist schon mal der direkte Link:


on 2011-08-24 12:22 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
Eilt ja nich'. Gast sein ist auch schön.

on 2011-10-10 10:16 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] eloriekam.livejournal.com
"Oooh, BIG hair!"

This is awesome. The buckle looks like a buckle, and is that his widow's peak, and a little sgian dubh and a very nice sporran... really wonderful!

on 2011-10-11 06:19 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jule17.livejournal.com
Thank you! I kept close to a pic from the 2005 BAFTAs. Looking at both pics side by side always makes me giggle.
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