How to work an easy butterfly pattern

In this DROPS video, we show how to work an easy butterfly pattern that repeats itself. Knit a butterfly over 7 stitches + stitches between each butterfly and 2 garter stitches in each side (garter stitches = knit on each side).

We have cast on 29 stitches and worked 1 row with the main color (green) and 2 garter stitches on each side. We start the video by working like this:

Right side: Work 2 garter stitches, * put the second color in front of the work / towards you, knit 7 stitches, put the second color behind the work / from you, knit 2 *, repeat * - * the entire row, turn.

Wrong side: Work 2 garter stitches, * put the second color behind the work / from you, purl 7 stitches, put the second color in front of the work / towards you, purl 2 *, repeat * - * entire row, but work the last 2 stitches in garter st, turn.

Repeat these two rows until you have 6 loose threads in front.

Right side: Now work with the main color. Work 2 garter stitches, knit 3, * insert right needle under all 6 long threads (use thumb for help if needed), knit next stitch, do not lift stitch off left needle, but pull the stitch under the 6 long thread, put the stitch on the right needle, knit these two stitches twisted together, knit 8, repeat * - * 1 more time. Knit under all 6 long threads, knit the next stitch, do not lift the stitch off the left needle, put the stitch on the right needle, knit two stitches twisted together, knit 3, knit 2 garter stitches, turn and purl 1 row with 2 stitches in garter sts on each side.

We use the yarn DROPS Eskimo in this video.

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