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The Butterfly Knit Stitch Pattern – Yarn|Hook|Needles

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One of my favorite things to do is try out knitting stitches. I like it when they look super intense but then wind up being easy as pie! Those are always my favorite 🙂

Today I am sharing this amazing stitch I found called, “the Butterfly stitch”. One thing I like is how this stitch actually looks like butterflies! I hate it when a stitch is named something and no matter which way you turn it you simply cannot see how in the world the namer  ( is that even a word) of the stitch came up with that!

Who get’s to name these stitches anyway?!?!

When I am playing around with new stitches I tend to pull from my yarn stash. Once I feel comfortable enough with the stitch I will go on to begin a project. That’s when I will pull out or purchase the “good stuff”! Hahaha


  • size 8 needle
  • stash yarn
  • scissors




Knitted in a multiple of 10 + 9 sts and 20-row repeat.

R1, 3, 5 & 7 (Right side): K2, * sl 5 wyif, k5; rep from * to last 7 sts, sl 5 wyif, k2.

R2 and all wrong rows: Pur all sts.

R9: K4, * k1 uls, k9; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1 uls, k4.

R11, 13, 15 and 17: K7, * sl 5 wyif, k5; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

R19: K9, * k1 uls, knit 9; rep from * to end.

R20: Purl all sts.

Repeat Rows 1-20.


I will say, initially this may look a bit overwhelming. Trust me, work through the pattern slowly and you will quickly realize how easy it is.

You easily find a rhythm and be able to work up a project using this pattern very quickly. Another thing I love about this pattern is how beautiful it looks! With the right color yarn this would be an absolutely stunning project!


If you do you use this pattern to create something I would love to see it!

You can share it down below in the comments or you can tag me in your photo on Instagram! I love being inspired by other makers and I know it’s encouraging to work so hard and have someone recognize the quality of your work!

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I hope you enjoy adding this stitch to your collect. Feel free to pin it to your knitting board so you can refer back to it when you’re ready to begin your project!



Until next time…


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