Knit with Aabhar – Butterfly Stitch Pattern
Butterfly Stitch Pattern is a classic slipped stitch pattern where the slipped stitches look like they are fluttering wings of a butterfly. This pattern is also commonly referred to as Bow Stitch as it is similar in appearance to bows on a fabric.
The Butterfly Stitch Pattern creates a beautifully knitted fabric with a unique texture. This pattern is ideal for knitting some beautiful eye-catching projects. You can knit this free pattern in projects such as jackets, cowls, hats, or even blankets.
(Multiple of 10 + 5) + 2 edge stitches
This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|k1tbl||Knit stitch through back loop|
|sl||Slip stitch purlwise|
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
|wyif||With yarn in front of work|
bow st: insert the right hand needle into the 4 loops on the other side of the work from top to bottom and slide them onto the left needle. Then, purl 5 stitches (4 loops that were picked up and the subsequent stitch on the left needle) together. This creates the bow shape.
CO (Multiple of 10 + 5) + 2 edge stitches.
|Row 1:||(RS) – k1tbl, * p5, sl 5 wyif; rep from * to last 6 sts, p5, k1.|
|Row 2:||sl 1, purl all stitches.|
|Row 3:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 4:||sl 1, purl all stitches.|
|Row 5:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 6:||sl 1, purl all stitches.|
|Row 7:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 8:||sl 1, * p5, p2, bow st, p2; rep from * to last 6 sts, p5, sl 1.|
|Row 9:||k1tbl, * sl 5 wyif, p5; rep from * to last 6 sts, sl 5 wyif, k1.|
|Row 10:||sl 1, purl all stitches.|
|Row 11:||Rep Row 9.|
|Row 12:||sl 1, purl all stitches.|
|Row 13:||Rep Row 9.|
|Row 14:||sl 1, purl all stitches.|
|Row 15:||Rep Row 9.|
|Row 16:||sl 1, * p2, bow st, p2, p5; rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, bow st, p2, sl 1.|
Repeat this free knit pattern (16 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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