Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New Knit Stitch a Week: Butterfly stitch

Butterfly stitch

Teaching myself one new knit stitch a week, from the Complete Guide to Needlework book, c. 1979. I tried this stitch unsuccessfully before, so I'm happy to discover I am getting better at following directions! This time around it was easy for me to keep track of, and relatively even and cute. I bet it would look nicer when blocked.

Using size 6 needles, I cast on 15 stitches in:
Left: Elsebeth Lavold Baby Llama in Lime Juice
Right: Louise Harding Grace Silk & Wool, color 26

Multiple of 10 stitches plus 5

Rows 1 and 3: K5, *K2 tog, yo, K1, yo, sl1, K1, psso, K5*
Rows 2 and 4: *P7, sl1 P-wise, P2* P5
Rows 5 and 11: knit
Rows 6 and 12: purl
Rows 7 and 9: *K2 tog, yo, K1, yo, sl1, K1, psso, K5* K2 tog, yo, K1, yo, sl1, k1, psso
Rows 8 and 10: *P2, sl1 P-wise, P7* P2, sl1 P-wise, P2

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