How to knit lacy butterfly stitch

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to knit the lacy butterfly stitch. It is a relatively easy stitch to do if you follow the instructions below.

 

 

To do this stitch you just need some pima cotton from We are knitters and size 8 needles. To make this stitch you need to cast on a multiple of 10 stitches plus 5 extra stitches, which is what used for our example.

 

Rows 1 and 3: Knit 5. *Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, 1 SKPO (slip, knit, pass over), knit 5.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

 

  1. 2 stitches together
  2. yarn over
  3. slip 1
  4. pass stitch over

 

 

Rows 2 and 4: *purl 7, slip 1, purl 2 together*. Repeat from * to * until there are 5 stitches left, purl 5.

 

  1. slip 1

 

Rows 5 and 11: knit all stitches.

 

  1. knit stitches

 

Rows 6 and 12: purl all stitches.

 

  1. purl stitches

 

Rows 7 and 9: *knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, 1 SKPO, knit 5*. Repeat from * to * until there are 5 stitches left. Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, 1 SKPO.

 

Rows 8 and 10: *purl 2 together, slip 1, purl 7*. Repeat from * to * until there are 5 stitches left. Purl 2, slip 1, purl 2.

 

Now you just have to decide where to use this design, a t-shirt, a summery top, or maybe a shawl for Spring. Remember to take a lot of pictures and tag them using the hashtag #weareknitters on all social media.