Bay Pullover by Jacqueline Cieslak

Bay Pullover

October 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
825 - 1300 yards (754 - 1189 m)
9 sizes by finished full bust/chest circumference of 38-70"/95-175cm
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BAY is your dream all-weather sweatshirt, whether you’re getting cozy at home or being tousled by a crisp ocean breeze. This relaxed fit pullover features dolman sleeves, uninterrupted stockinette on the front and back panels, and decorative 3-needle bind offs, making for a simple, seamless knit with a clean, modern look. The pattern includes 9 sizes, 6 original video tutorials, technical illustrations for understanding the unique construction, and detailed guidance for choosing your size and adjusting the sleeves.


All of my garment patterns are #sizeinclusive to fit up to at least a 60” full bust circumference.

In inches: (38, 42, 46) [50, 54, 58] {62, 66, 70}
In centimeters: (95, 105, 115) [125, 135, 145] {155, 165, 175}

To choose your size, measure the circumference of your torso around the fullest part of your bust/chest and add at least 6”/15cm.

Note about ease:
Because of the dolman sleeves and relaxed fit, BAY works with an extremely wide range of positive ease (anything from 6-20”/15-50cm). If you prefer more drape or a more oversized fit, feel free to size up! In the photos, Jacqui is wearing a size 7 (62”/155cm). Her bust circumference is 54”/135cm, her waist circumference is 49”/122.5cm, and her bicep circumference is 20”/50cm.

To see how BAY looks across the size range with varying amounts of ease, check out the test knitting round up here!

Gauge: 16 sts and 28 rows over 4”/10cm in stockinette after blocking

Recommended needles:

  • Main needles: US 6 (4 mm) 40”/100cm circular
  • Smaller needles: US 4 (3.5mm) 40”/100cm circular and DPNs for cuffs if not using magic loop

Notions: darning needle, st holders or scrap yarn, spare needles in same or smaller size than main needles (for 3-needle bind off), 1 stitch marker (for marking BOR for working cuffs in the round), locking stitch markers (for keeping track of short rows)

This sweater was designed in Magpie Fibers Equinox (184 yards/168 meters/115g), a 65% silk/35% linen blend with a tight ply and incredibly soft hand. This yarn makes for a luxurious, all-weather sweater with a lovely sheen and drape.

Skeins of Equinox: (5, 5, 6) [6, 6, 6] {7, 7, 8}
Yards: (825, 875, 925) [975, 1025, 1075] {1150, 1225, 1300}
Meters: (755, 800, 845) [890, 935, 985] {1050, 1120, 1190|
Other suitable yarns:
Because the recommended yarn is a silk/linen blend, I am recommending mostly substitutions that also include linen and/or silk, so as to achieve a similar sheen/drape. However, many test knitters made beautiful versions from cotton blend yarns (such as Knit Picks Comfy) or 100% wool yarns (such as Malabrigo Rios), which are more widely available at generally lower price points than linen/silk.

Sandnes Garn Line (cotton/rayon/linen)
Berroco Gingko (silk/wool)
Lang Yarns Angelina (silk/wool)

Purl Soho Linen Quill Worsted (wool/alpaca/linen)
Noro Geshi / Noro Akari (rayon/cotton/silk/wool)
Juniper Moon Farms Moonshine (wool/alpaca/silk)

Purl Soho Understory (alpaca/yak/silk)
Miss Babs Big Silk (silk/wool)
Julie Asselin Hektos (wool/cashmere/silk)
BAY includes the following original video tutorials:

  1. Provisional cast on
  2. German short rows
  3. Flat 3-needle bind off
  4. Pick up and join sides
  5. Pick up and knit (pu&k)
  6. Finishing the neckline


☀️ See pictures of other BAY Pullovers and share pictures of your own progress on Instagram with the hashtag #BayPullover. Be sure to tag @jacquelinecieslak too! ☀️