Butterfly Lace Stitch knitting pattern featured aabharcreations

Knit with Aabhar – Butterfly Lace Stitch Pattern

Pattern Description

Butterfly Lace stitch creates an all-over lace fabric with offset motifs resembling butterflies. Each butterfly motif has a set of 4 eyelets. This knitting pattern features strategically placed yarn overs to make the knitted fabric appear like a field full of butterflies.

While the knitting pattern is 8 rows long, the same pattern repeats over every 4 rows, shifted over a few stitches for the offset design. You can feature the Butterfly Lace stitch in blankets, baby cardigans, and scarves. Unlike the other Butterfly knitting stitch, it’s a versatile lace knitting pattern without creating too much openwork and only a little bit of airiness.

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Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
(Multiple of 8) + 7 stitches

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This free knitting pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knitting abbreviations

COCast on
k2togKnit 2 stitches together
pssoPass slipped stitch over
RSRight side
slSlip knitwise with yarn in front
st (s)Stitch (es)
WSWrong side
wyifWith yarn in front
yoYarn over

Pattern Instructions

CO (Multiple of 8 stitches) + 7 stitches. For example, you can cast on (8 x 2) + 7 = 25 stitches to knit a sample swatch.

Row 1 (RS):k1, * k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k3; rep from * to last 6 sts, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
Row 2:p3, * sl 1 purlwise wyif, p7; rep from * to last 4 sts, sl 1 purlwise wyif, p3.
Row 3:Rep Row 1.
Row 4:Rep Row 2.
Row 5:k5, * k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6:p7, * sl 1 purlwise wyif, p7; rep from * to end.
Row 7:Rep Row 5.
Row 8:Rep Row 6.

Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (8 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.

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