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May ’17 stitch of the month: Butterfly Blocks

YOU WILL NEED:

One pair recommended needle size for the yarn you are using

ABBREVIATIONS:

k = knit; p = purl; patt = pattern; pw = purlwise; rep = repeat; RSF = right side facing; sl = slip; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together.

 

Multiple of 10sts + 7sts:

1st row: RSF, k.

2nd row: P6, [take yarn to the opposite side (back) of work, sl5pw, return yarn to front of work, p5] to last st, p1.

3rd to 6th row: Rep 1st and 2nd row twice more.

7th row: K1, (k7, take right-hand needle under the 3 long strands and k them tog with the next st on left-hand needle, k2) to last 6sts, k6.

8th row: P1, take yarn to the opposite side (back) of work, sl5pw, return yarn to front of work, [p5, take yarn to the opposite side (back) of work, sl5pw, return yarn to front of work] to last st, p1.

9th row: K.

10th and 11th row: Rep 8th and 9th row.

12th row: As 8th row.

13th row: K1, (k2, take right-hand needle under the 3 long strands and k them tog with the next st on left-hand needle, k7) to last 6sts, k2, take right-hand needle under the 3 long strands and k them tog with the next st on left-hand needle, k3.

Rep rows 2-13 for patt.