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A new home for THE jumper

The long running saga that is the Farmers Weekly jumper hoo-har draws to a close today – at least for us… We’ve picked a winner from those kind people who made a donation to the RABI via our JustGiving page. We raised £57 in the end. We thought it would be fair to let everyone […]

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Another tractor jumper surfaces!

This is very exciting! Having sent out many, many copies of the Farmers Weekly tractor knitting pattern to the enthusiastic knitters who have requested it, we’ve finally had an example of the finished product sent back in!!! Tracy Williams was good enough to let us see this marvellous creation, which is her mum’s handiwork: Connoisseurs […]

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Now “that jumper” could be yours

Our now almost legendary jumper was spawned from a pattern found in a drawer at the Farmers Weekly offices. They were probably all the rage about 20 years ago. The pattern ended up with us because our Certification Manager tells awful jokes and Community Editor at FW, Isabel Davies, took pity on him, told him […]

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Ladies and gentlemen – I give you, THE Jumper

The moment so many have awaited for so long has arrived. The Farmers Weekly tractor knitting pattern jumper is complete. It has been united with Certification Manager, Steve, who won the pattern in the first place with some appalling gags, and the pictures are below. You’re probably reading this part of the post on your second scan […]

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D-Day looms for Farmers Weekly jumper

We kick off the new year with some news that will no doubt cause a degree of mirth around the office. Official confirmation has been give by our Knitter-in-Chief (a.k.a. Certification Officer, Katie Owens) that the Farmers Weekly tractor knitting pattern jumper is all but complete! Yes, finally, this long-anticipated garment is due to be […]

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An update on THE jumper

It’s official – the OF&G/Farmers Weekly jumper is underway! I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Our handicrafts expert, Certification Officer Katie Owens, is beavering away with the knitting needles and is already a good couple of inches up from the bottom (probably called lower hem, or something, for those in the know). She’s using […]

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We have wool!

Another key step on the (long, slow and somewhat tortuous) route to our Certification Manager, Steve, getting his Farmers Weekly tractor jumper has been achieved. The wool has arrived, courtesy of the lovely Juliet Morris at Ystrad Organics, who is also one of our Twitter friends. Our resident knitter, Certification Officer Katie Owens, is gearing […]

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Knitting challenge back on track

Any regular readers will recall that we had some fun when our Certification Manager, Steve Clarkson, was the lucky winner of a Farmers Weekly knitting pattern. Oh did we laugh. We promised then that the jumper would be made and he would be forced to model it. Well, I’m afraid that hasn’t happened. The reason […]

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