Hi knitting friends! Ready to learn a new stitch to add to your own personal collection of knit stitches? We’re going to have a go at the Butterfly stitch today: as it’s dainty and simple to do, it’s ideal for outfits for newborns or a super stylish, snug scarf. After all, who doesn’t like butterflies?
We’ve chosen a colour from our Piuma Print collection to do the Butterfly stitch in the colour. Beehive. We thought it was the perfect one to add a fanciful and striking touch to this knit stitch.
How to knit the Butterfly stitch
It’s done in multiples of 10+5
1st – 3rd – 5th – 7th – 9th – 13th – 15th – 17th – 19th row: knit.
2nd – 4th – 6th – 8th – 10th row: purl 5, * slip 5 as if to purl together (= slip 5 as if to purl without working them, keeping the thread on the right side of the work), purl 5 *, always repeat from * to *.
11th row: * knit 7, spike stitch 1 (with the right needle pick up the thread(s) of the slipped stitches in the row(s) below and put it (them) on the left needle and knit it (them) together with the next stitch), knit 2 *, finish off with knit 5.
12th – 14th – 16th – 18th – 20th row: slip 5 as if to purl together, * purl 5, slip 5 as if to purl together *.
21st row: * knit 2, spike stitch, knit 7 *, 1 spike stitch, knit 2.
22nd row: repeat from 2nd row.
Repeat from * to* for all the row and finish off with the stitches that come after the 2nd asterisk.