Last Sept., shortly after discovering that my daughter was expecting a baby boy in Feb. 2014. I knew what I wanted to knit. Especially, after finding out that my daughter was planning on having a Tractor/Farm as a theme for her baby shower.
I went looking for a tractor sweater pattern that I've seen before. It called the Roo Designs Tractor Pullover sold at Webs Yarn Store online:
This sweater was a lot fun and fairly easy to knit. I used an acrylic yarn and size 7 & 8 knitting needles. I also did 1x1 ribbing for the waistband and the neckline and the cuffs on the sleeves.
I also used wooden clothespins with springs for yarn bobbins when working the different colors for the tractor.
I finally learned how to do the Mattress Stitch for seaming garments. It took me a little while to get the hang of it, but it was so worth it. The Mattress Stitch made for a virtually invisible seam.
Now, I just have to wait for cooler weather to see my grandson in his tractor sweater. I'm not in a hurry for the cold weather though.
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