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Tractor Sweater

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Tractor Sweater is a simple and basic staple sweater that showcases a fabulous tractor design on the front. The body is worked back and forth, while sleeves are worked in the round. The front is worked from the bottom up and the back from the top down. Tractor Sweater is knit using 1 strand of Heavy Merino.
You begin working bottom up and back and forth, starting with front hem. You continue with stockinette stitch and colorwork back and forth over front and shape for armholes. Stitches are bound off for the neckline and each shoulder is subsequently worked separately back and forth until shoulder pieces are joined with new cast on stitches at back neck. You then work the back top down to the hem, back and forth. Side seams are grafted, and you pick up stitches for the sleeves and work these in the round down to the cuffs. The sweater is finished with a ribbed neckband.
The Fair Isle pattern is charted only.

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Sizes: 1 (2, 4, 6) years
Finished measurements: Chest circumference: approx. 64 (73, 77, 82) cm
[25¼ (28¾, 30¼, 32¼)]”; Length from shoulder to hem: approx.
32 (35, 40, 44) cm [12½ (13¾, 15¾, 17¼)]”; Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: approx. 21 (23, 26, 30) cm [8¼ (9, 10¼, 11¾)]”
Yarn: MC: Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino (125 g [137 yd] / 50 g [1.8 oz]), worsted weight yarn, 3 (3, 4, 5) balls. CC: Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino, 1 (1, 1, 1) ball or 10 g leftover yarn. Sample is in Heavy Merino in Rainy Day (MC) and Dark Moose (CC) colorways
Needles: 3.5 mm / US4 and 4.5 / US7 circular and double-pointed needles, or in size to obtain gauge
Gauge (after blocking): 18 sts and 27 rows = 10 cm [4”] in st with 4.5 / US7 needles
Notions: Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle