Some thirty-five years ago, I first knitted this jumper. Intarsia was all the rage at the time, and this pattern from "Farmers' Weekly" was not at all unusual. I made it in dark green with a red tractor for my nephew, who was under ten at the time. Then, since it was October half-term and I had some time on my hands, I also knitted a bigger, matching jumper for his father, my brother-in-law. I customised them by adding their names to their jumpers - each name was three letters long, so this was no big deal.
At the recent family gathering it emerged that the bigger of the two sweaters is still extant - after all this time! Sadly, I have no picture of it. However, "Farmers' Weekly have made the pattern available again. My sister asked me to knit it for a small boy she knows. My great-niece was able to tell me that their tractor would be a New Holland in this striking blue livery.
I'm quite pleased with how this has turned out, although I had forgotten what a pain intarsia actually is to do. I don't remember this being a problem on the first round. I have not included the name as I'm not sure that a child in 2013 would feel comfortable with that.