Mount Merritt by Amy Herzog

Mount Merritt

September 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1400 - 2600 yards (1280 - 2377 m)
Yours. (Mount Merritt is a CustomFit pattern and the instructions will be created to match your choice of gauge and measurements, for children and adults.)
This pattern is available from for $12.50.

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

Mount Merritt is my make. wear. love. fall 2017 sweater retreat design using our vendor Spirit Trail Fiberworks‘ yarn. I was really excited to work with Jen’s amazing new worsted-weight superwash yarn Luna. I’m always inspired by Jen’s use of color, so I wanted to make this cardigan both a showcase for her beautiful tonals, and an opportunity to play with something bright and fun.

An easy slip-stitch color pattern adorns the sweater body, sleeves, and pockets, and a super-long length keeps this cardigan ultra-cozy. The pockets are patch pockets, sewn on during finishing, and the rest of the cardigan is comfortable and simple. The deep V-neckline and long sleeves makes this cardigan perfect for slipping on over whatever when there’s a chill in the air.

I adored working with the Luna – it’s a superwash yarn that feels like a non-superwash. It has a delicious bit of tooth to it, and feels wonderful rolling through the fingers. It’s hardly ever cold enough here for me to wear worsted weight, so I’m now working up a sample in the similar, but DK-weight, Selene right now.

You can make Mount Merritt in any silhouette that you like, thanks to CustomFit’s new “select your silhouette” feature.

For a straight-sided, super (duper) long cardigan, a standard size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ sweater needs 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13) hanks of Luna in MC (shown in “Casco Bay”), and 1 hank of CC (shown in “Winter Harbor”).

One more note on yardage – while I’ve given approximate quantities for standard size sweaters, CustomFit will make Mount Merritt in the size, silhouette, 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.