How to knit the butterfly stitch

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.

Tutorial: how to knit the butterfly stitch

MATERIALS
Piuma yarn col. Beehive 100 g / 3.5 oz
Knitting needle n° 8 EU / 11 US

8.00 mm KNITPRO Basix Birch Double Point Needles
8.00 mm
1 pc. € 6,78
€ 7,53
Piuma - 500 g - The Classics Collection
Natural White
1 pc. € 29,27
Piuma - 100 g - The Print Collection
Beehive
1 pc. € 9,74
Piuma - 100 g - The Print Collection
Marshmallow
1 pc. € 9,74

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Basic

METHOD 
It’s done in multiples of 10+5

Row 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 19: knit
row 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10: 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 *
row 11: * 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
row 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 - 20: slip 5 as if to purl together, * purl 5, slip 5 as if to purl together *
row 21: * knit 2, spike stitch, knit 7 *, 1 spike stitch, knit 2
row 22: repeat from row 2.

Repeat from * to* for all the row and finish off with the stitches that come after the 2nd asterisk.

If you liked the butterfly stitch you might also like another stitch that was done using our Vintage yarn: the Chunky Braid stitch.


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