for sale: B-Side Cardigan

A couple of days of intensive editing, and here’s the pattern for the B-Side Cardigan!

More photos in my Flickr set.

B-Side Cardigan

Keep your cool with B-Side! The B-Side Cardigan features an easy to knit cable panel on the left front and shoulder, subtle waist shaping, ribbed sleeve detail and ribbed sailor-type collar. The body is worked in one piece to the underarm, then splits for the set in sleeve shaping.

This fun, lightweight cardigan is worked in a kettle-dyed, slightly thick and thin wool-silk blend yarn with lots of character. The sportweight gauge keeps the fabric thin and wearable all year long.

B-Side Cable Detail

A [B, C, D, E]{F, G, H, I, J}
Shown in size C on a 36″ bust.

Finished Measurements
Bust: 32 [34, 36, 38, 40]{42, 44, 48, 52, 56}
Length: 19.75 [21, 21.25, 22, 22.75]{24, 25, 26.5, 28.25, 30.5} inches

Yarn: Manos Silk Blend [70% merino wool, 30% silk; 150 yd/135 m per 1.75 oz/50g skein]
7 [8, 9, 9, 10]{11, 11, 13, 14, 16} skeins
Shown in colour #3055

Other sport/Dk weight yarns: 1025 [1130, 1200, 1300, 1390]{1500, 1625, 1825, 2050, 2300} yards

3.5 mm/US 4 circular needles, length 24″, 29″, 32″ or 36″, depending on size
Approximately 7 [7, 7, 8, 8]{9, 9, 10, 10, 11} buttons, 3/4 inch diameter
Stitch Markers
Stitch Holders or smooth waste yarn
Tapestry needle

24 stitches and 36 rows = 10 cm/4 in square in stockinette stitch
24 sts of Ensign’s Braid Cable = 2 3/8 inches wide

Adventurous Beginner or Intermediate. Skills: cast on, knit, purl, read a chart, cables, shaping, picking up stitches, sewing up, bind off.

B-Side Cardigan

Pattern Information

$6.50 CAD

This 9-page pattern contains photos, detailed cable chart and legend, schematics, abbreviations list and of course, the pattern information. 2 MB file size.

Ravelry Download
Just click the button to purchase through Ravelry – you will receive an automated download link, and the pattern will be saved to your library! Payment is through Paypal, credit card or balance transfer.

Note: As of July 5, 2010, sales tax will be added to this price for all Canadian residents only. The rates are: British Columbia 12%; Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador 13%; Nova Scotia 15%; and everywhere else in Canada 5% GST. Tax will be added in the Paypal payment process.



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51 responses to “for sale: B-Side Cardigan”

  1. rachel m Avatar

    the sweater looks great, laura! congrats!

  2. Nicole Avatar

    Wow! That looks so nice! Great job. I’m definitely adding it to my queue!

  3. Joan Avatar

    I love this–think I just found my next sweater!

  4. Kim U Avatar

    This is TOO CUTE! Added to my queue :) ps Thanks for providing the pattern in such a wide size range, you rock!

  5. Hannahbelle Avatar

    Absolutely adorable, I’m probably going to have to knit this up sometime! And your pictures are so pretty :)

  6. May Avatar

    Beautiful sweater Laura. I got some silk blend about when you did… been waiting to see what you come up with to see if I should follow suit :)

  7. thea Avatar


  8. Grace Avatar

    I have found my next sweater project (after tangled yoke!). I love it!

  9. wendie Avatar

    I really love the placement of the cable panel. Beautiful cardigan!

  10. Zhenya Avatar

    Beautiful design!

  11. Rhian Avatar

    Very pretty! I like designs that are classic with a bit of a twist, so this is right up my street. It’s definitely being added to my queue!

    Thank you for providing button sizes and full yardage requirements, too – it’s very thoughtful and will make my button-buying much easier.

  12. Lorih Avatar

    This sweater is very pretty (the color is great). It’s really cute with that skirt. Once my knitting improves, I’m definitely going to try to make this!

  13. Seanna Lea Avatar

    Gorgeous (though I still want to make the wrap first)!

  14. Laura Avatar

    I am loving this sweater….and it is going on my list. It’s beautiful !

  15. Gudrun Avatar

    Just saw this in lots of queues on Ravelry…it’s very beautiful…that green is a great colour on you too!

  16. teopea Avatar

    That is lovely – there are so many great little details. I’ve added it to my queue. I too love the range of sizes you’ve provided – its so nice to see that in a pattern. The rest of the pattern looks very detailed too. I’m really looking forward to making this!

  17. Jody Avatar

    I love this sweater! Awesome job!

  18. Jacquie Avatar

    You really outdid yourself this time. I can’t wait to make this sweater!!

  19. Elizabeth Avatar

    It’s gorgeous – congratulations! I may have to knit this one come fall.

  20. ysolda Avatar

    Yay! It looks so good blocked :)

  21. SamLaTricoteuse Avatar

    This is a very nice – classic but contemporary (with just enough touches) to make me want to buy my first Cosmicpluto Knit..
    And the yarn is great – would you have any other suggestion as to yarn replacements ?

  22. Keatyn Avatar

    Very cute! I will definitly add that to my neverending queue.

  23. LizKnits Avatar

    That sweater does look fantastic… I’ve added it to my ravelry favs and look forward to getting to it!

  24. Linda Avatar

    I love the sweater. The collar is great.
    You are definitely a gifted knitter !

  25. Rachel Avatar

    Beautiful pattern!

  26. Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) Avatar

    Love it! Love, love, love it! And you look gorgeous modeling it, too. Going to buy it now…

  27. alison Avatar

    This is beautiful, Laura!

  28. Kathy Avatar

    Definite “gotta have it” sweater. Thanks for the “extra lovely” sizing. Purchased pattern and printed already, just need the wool. If Manos not readily available, can you suggest any other wool/silk blends?? Thanks Laura, BTW, how is Brown Belle coming along?

  29. Mary Kay Avatar

    You are too cute! That cardi looks great! I love your blog and I think that you are way talented. Keep up the good work and inspiration.

  30. Carin Avatar

    Wow, that is a great looking sweater, and those buttons are perfect with that yarn.

  31. Christy Avatar

    Dude! Congratulations! It’s absolutely gorgeous. Even my hubby said he’d wear one (minus the long collar, of course). And I loooooove the silk blend. I just picked up a ton from my lys and am looking forwrd to my own goodness-inspired creation.

  32. Punkin Avatar

    This design has many of the elements I want in a cardigan. I bought a copy of the pattern and look forward to knitting this.

  33. Kelly Avatar

    This is just lovely – congrats! You are a very talented gal! The pictures are lovely, too.

  34. LynnH Avatar

    It’s lovely. Let’s hear it for the virtues of small-gauge sweaters. Great fabric, great drape, more wearability!

    Nice job.


  35. Jennie Avatar

    Gorgeous creation!

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  37. katie m. Avatar

    I love this sweater! De-lurking just to say so. It’s a kickier — and prettier — version of my absolute favorite store-bought cardigan. Thanks for a great design that is going in my queue right. now.

  38. claudia Avatar

    Very, very nice.

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    Nancy Tilton

    Thank you for an exact and exquisite pattern! I made one for my oldest in Manos Silk, Moss and my other daughter tried it on before I sent it to the older and said she hoped it didn’t fit her sister so she would send it back.. needless to say, I’m making one for the younger in spumoni :) This pattern is a pleasure to work with and the measurments came out exact for my daughters using the size 4 needles. I modified the number of buttons (increased to 11) to accomodate a larger bust measurment without gapping. It worked beautifully the other didn’t need any adjustments. Excellent pattern. Thank you.

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