Sunday, January 4, 2009

John Deere Tractor Sweater

Pattern: Roo Designs
Yarn: Plymouth Encore
Needles: Size 7

I'm getting excited about this sweater. I can see an end in site and I can't wait to finish it. The most difficult part is done.

The sleeves will be striped like the bottom edge. The neckline will have a K1,P1 ribbing in cream and then a green rolled edge like on the front/back bottoms.

One of the reasons why intarsia knitting can be such a pain. Lots of ends to weave in is not my favorite thing to do.

The sweater is for my grandchild, Jakob, now age 2. He loves his dad's John Deere tractor and will cry if they leave the house without the keys for the tractor. The sweater probably won't fit him till next fall. I didn't want to pressure myself into finishing it in his current size. Hopefully, he will still be enthralled with the tractor by then.

I started knitting intarsia when I was only 12 years old. For some reason, I think my tension was better back then or I just didn't know any better. I remember knitting my high school sweater with a mascot on the back to wear to the football games and everyone wanting me to knit them one.

I'm almost done with a Debbie Bliss baby sweater. I only have to assemble it and I can't wait to be done. I purchased cheap yarn at Michael's that looked pretty but has not been fun to knit with. Pics coming later this week!

Happy Knitting!


  1. I hope someone takes pictures of him when he gets that on for the first time! How very very cool--a little boy's dream!

  2. The sweater is adorable!

    Best of luck with your return to work. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

  3. Love the sweater! Can't wait to see it finished!

  4. This is great! I can imagine the hassle of knitting, but it was worth it! I'm sure he will love it.

  5. That is just too cute! My grandson would like one of those too!

  6. That's darling! My nephews would love it. Lucky kiddo. I admire your intarsia skills. Last time I tried it, it literally - no exaggeration - reduced me to tears.

  7. What a great sweater - I'm sure he is going to love it :-)

  8. I have to say that the sweater is beautiful!! I know he will love it. Intasia is not my favorite thing to knit either, I really don't like the constant changing and then weaving all those ends in ;P. But it gorgeous!!!

  9. What a great photo! I'm going to have to try a sweater like that. I tried a Cat sock that was Intasia, too, but it didn't work out so well. I ended up frogging the whole thing. I hope you get photos of your GS in the sweater.

  10. Way way beyond COOL! He'll love it. You are soooooooooo talented. I've not tried my hand at intarsia...yet another thing on my list. My list keeps growing instead of shrinking.


  11. Oh My! Look at all those ends to weave in.
    The sweater looks great.

  12. can I have instructions and pattern
    moshe yaakov