How to Knit the Butterfly Edging

How to Knit the Butterfly Edging

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the butterfly edging stitch. This stitch would be great for all of your edging projects!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


Mountain Meadow Wool

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A pair of knitting needles


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Knit Stitch – K
Purl Stitch-p
Knit 2 Together-k2tog
Yarn Over-yo

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On:Cast on 8 sts.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): sl 1, k2, yo, k2tog, yo twice (to make 2 sts), k2tog, k1.

  2. Row 2

    k3, p1, k2, yo, k2tog, k1.

  3. Row 3

    sl 1, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo twice, k2tog, k1.

  4. Row 4

    k3, p1, k3, yo, k2tog, k1.

  5. Row 5

    sl 1, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo twice, k2tog, k1.

  6. Row 6

    k3, p1, k4, yo, k2tog, k1.

  7. Row 7

    sl 1, k2, yo, k2tog, k6.

  8. Row 8

    bind off 3 sts, 1 st on right hand needle), k4, yo, k2tog, k1.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you reach your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Butterfly Edging. (Reversible)

Example of the Butterfly Edging. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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