About The Bayview Sweater is a light and airy pullover with oversized sleeves and a relaxed fit. Featuring a drop-shoulder construction and statement ribbing on the sleeve cuffs, hem, and neckline, the charmingly playful Bayview Sweater is destined to become your next closet staple. Knit with a bulky weight yarn with a hazy, blown construction, this seemingly-weightless pullover knits up in no time and feels light as a feather, adding a touch of texture to your cold-weather layering without overheating you. The breathability of Knit Picks Wonderfluff makes the Bayview Sweater the perfect layering piece to sport year-round, suitable for the coldest winter days or cool summer nights. The wide sleeves and relaxed fit of the body create a casual silhouette, while a few simple short rows in the shoulders improve the fit for a more polished look.
Pair it effortlessly with jeans or try styling over a white collared shirt for a business-casual look.
Yarn: Bulky—Knit Picks Wonderfluff in Hare Heather (beige full-length version) and Kumquat Heather (orange cropped version – unfortunately this colorway seems to be discontinued)
Substitute Wonderfluff with a similar bulky weight, category #5 yarn with a blown construction. This type of construction creates a very light and airy yarn with a halo. For a finished sweater similar to the one shown, choose a yarn with similar properties, being mindful of the weight and yardage per skein.
You may also be able to match gauge with a worsted/aran weight yarn, or even a worsted held double with a lace-weight mohair.
Main Gauge Needle - Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge with the following recommended cord lengths:
24” or 32” (60-82 cm) cord for body or cord long enough to accommodate all sts
16” (40 cm) cord for majority of sleeves
DPNs (double pointed needles), or your preferred method of smaller circumference knitting for the lower sleeve. You can also use the magic loop method to complete the sleeves using a longer cord length, if preferred.
Ribbing Needle - Size U.S. 10 ½ (6.5 mm) or size that is 1.5 mm smaller than main gauge needle, with the following recommended cord lengths:
24” (60 cm) cord for body or cord long enough to accommodate all sts
16” (40 cm) cord for neckline ribbing
DPNs (double pointed needles), or your preferred method of smaller circumference knitting for the sleeve cuffs. You can also use the magic loop method with longer cord, if preferred.
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker to mark BOR, scrap yarn for placing work on hold (I recommend using a contrasting color), an additional needle (of similar size) for 3 needle bind-off