Cider Mill by Amy Herzog
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Cider Mill

October 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1400 - 2800 yards (1280 - 2560 m)
Yours. (Cider Mill is a CustomFit Pattern and will be made to your choice of size, from child through any size adult.)
This pattern is available from for $12.50.

Cider Mill is a design built directly into CustomFit, which means that each Cider Mill pattern is written specifically to your choice of gauge and size.

Cider Mill is the kind of sweater I wear all winter in my studio. I keep things chilly enough that I need a substantial sweater from about October through March. When I have a choice, I reach for something that’s comfortable enough to snug up in for an entire day - and stylish enough to look great in a video call.

Cider Mill has slipped into my wardrobe perfectly: The long length, A-line shape, and bonus pockets are as cozy as it gets; at the same time, the unusual wide twisted rib and artisan glass buttons are clean and modern. The yarn, thoughtfully and locally made by Jill Draper, is utterly amazing and feels as good as it looks.

Since it’s built directly into CustomFit, your Cider Mill pattern will be created specifically to your choice of gauge and size. Swatch in Stockinette, and CustomFit will do the rest! Cider Mill is shown in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Rockwell, a 100% cormo-merino crossbred wool that’s made, from sheep to skein, in the Northeast.

It would take someone with better words than I have to describe how amazing this yarn is. It’s warm and rustic, but so soft you could weep. The marled colors are exquisite, and work perfectly with Cider Mill’s clean lines. Wearing a sweater out of this yarn simultaneously transports me to my favorite fall fiber festival, and makes me feel like I’m getting a giant hug all day long. I used the color “Dark Roast”, and liked the yarn at a gauge of 20 stitches and 28 rows to 4’’ (10 cm).

If you’re getting roughly the same gauge that I am, for a standard size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)’’ bust you’ll need approximately 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) hanks of Rockwell.

One more note on yardage – while I’ve given approximate quantities for standard size sweaters, CustomFit will make Cider Mill in the size and gauge of your choice. And it’s pretty tough to give yardage requirements for any possible combination! If you’re not using the recommended yarn, and/or you’re not a standard size, I recommend Hannah Fettig’s amazing app, stashbot, to get a sense of your yardage requirements.