Butterfly Knit Stitch Pattern with Studio Knit

This beautiful Butterfly Stitch Knitting Pattern is a vintage summer classic! Strategically placed slipped stitches help create the butterfly wings design into your knitted work. I recently shared the Caterpillar Knit Stitch Pattern, so now it’s time for butterflies! I hope you enjoy my Step-by-Step video tutorial and printable written knitting instructions of the Butterfly Stitch Pattern below.

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MATERIALS for the Butterfly Stitch

Materials for Knit Stitch Pattern Written Instructions with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

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My sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. Feel free to use any appropriately sized yarn and needles for your creative project.


KNITTING TECHNIQUES for the Butterfly Stitch

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Butterfly Stitch Knitting Pattern and Video Tutorial

Butterfly Stitch Knitting Pattern and Video Tutorial

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

This beautiful Butterfly Stitch Knitting Pattern is a vintage summer classic! Strategically placed slipped stitches help create the butterfly wings design into your knitted work.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 10, plus 7 Stitches

STEP ONE: Knit all stitches along the first row

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STEP TWO: Knit the following Butterfly Stitch pattern.

Knitting Rows

  1. Row 1: K1, P5, * with yarn in back (wyib) slip 5, P5 *, K1
  2. Row 2: Knit All
  3. Row 3: K1, P5, * wyib slip 5, P5 *, K1
  4. Row 4: Knit All
  5. Row 5: K1, P5, * wyib slip 5, P5 *, K1
  6. Row 6: K1, * K7, Lift 3 Strands, K1, Release 3 Strands, K2 *, K5, K1
  7. Row 7: K1, wyib slip 5, * P5, wyib slip 5 *, K1
  8. Row 8: Knit All
  9. Row 9: K1, wyib slip 5, * P5, wyib slip 5 *, K1
  10. Row 10: Knit All
  11. Row 11: K1, wyib slip 5, * P5, wyib slip 5 *, K1
  12. Row 12: K1, K2, Lift 3 Strands, K1, Release 3 Strands, K2, * K7, Lift 3 Strands, K1, Release 3 Strands, K2 *, K1

Notes

  • Repeat Rows 1 – 12 until your piece is the length you desire.
  • Non-Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern.


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