Butterfly Fields is a washcloth pattern based on a variation of the butterfly stitch. Framed by garter stitch, this washcloth only requires you to know how to work knitting and slip stitches. This pattern is a great introduction to slip stitches or a quick gift for a more experienced knitter.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Small (Large)/ 7.5 x 7.5 (9 x 9)”
Gauge: 10 sts and 12 rows = 2” [5 cm] in garter stitch after blocking
Willow Yarns Sudsy (85% cotton, 15% polyester; 175 yards [160 meters]/100 grams): #0013 Blue Mint (1 (1) balls)
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) straight or circular needle
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
Butterfly Stitch Pattern
(worked over 16 rows)
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7 (WS): Sl 5 sts with yarn in back, being careful not to pull or cause fabric to pucker, k next 5 sts.
Rows 2, 4, 6 (RS): K all sts.
Row 8: K7 sts, on next st, k into st 2 rows below, pulling yarn up and around floating strands, drop next st off needle, k next 2 sts.
Rows 9, 11, 13, 15: K5 sts, sl 5 sts with yarn in back, being careful not to pull or cause fabric to pucker.
Rows 10, 12, 14: K all sts.
Row 16: K2 sts, on next st, k into st 2 rows below, pulling yarn up and around floating strands, drop next st off needle, k next 7 sts.
CO 36 (46) sts.
Rows 1-6: K all sts.
Next 80 (96) Rows: K3, work 3 (4) repeats of Butterfly Stitch, k3.
Next 6 Rows: K all sts.
Bind off 33 (43) sts.
Over next 3 sts, begin working I-cord for 2”.
Finish off. Fold loop over and sew to washcloth.
Block to measurements, if desired. Yarn will fluff and soften up after running it through the dryer once or twice.