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Butterfly Dish Or Face Cloth Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Butterfly Dish Or Face Cloth Knitting Pattern

This knitting pattern is reversible; the reverse side shows the butterfly as a mirror image. On one side the butterfly will be stockinette and on the other reverse stockinette. The cloth has a seed stitch border.

Butterfly Dish Or Face Cloth Knitting Pattern

You may knit this using the written instructions or from the chart. Charts are read beginning in the lower right corner; Row 1 and odd rows are read right to left and Row 2 and even rows are read left to right. On Row 1 and odd rows, the white squares are purled and the grey squares are knit; on Row 2 and even rows, the white squares are knit and the grey squares are purled.

There is also a chart of the butterfly alone; you can use this to add the butterfly to a scarf, sweater, or any other knitting project.

You could also knit the butterfly in one color and the background in a different color if you wish.

Size:
9½" x 9½"

Gauge:
16 sts=4 inches in St st
Not vital

Materials:
Worsted weight cotton dishcloth yarn (Sugar 'N Cream, Lion Cotton, Bernat Handicraft)
Needles appropriate to yarn (about size 8 US or 5 mm)

Butterfly Dish Or Face Cloth Knitting Pattern

Click for large chart to print

Instructions
CO 39 sts.
Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from *, end k1
Row 2: Rep Row 1
Row 3: Rep Row 1
Row 4: k1, p1, k to last 2 sts, p1, k1
Row 5: k1, p1, k1, p14, k2, p17, k1, p1, k1
Row 6: k1, p1, k17, p4, k14, p1, k1
Row 7: k1, p1, k1, p12, k6, p15, k1, p1, k1
Row 8: k1, p1, k15, p7, k13, p1, k1
Row 9: k1, p1, k1, p12, k8, p13, k1, p1, k1
Row 10: k1, p1, k14, p8, k13, p1, k1
Row 11: Rep Row 9
Row 12: k1, p1, k9, p2, k3, p8, k13, p1, k1
Row 13: k1, p1, k1, p7, k1, p5, k6, p3, k4, p7, k1, p1, k1
Row 14: k1, p1, k8, p5, k2, p6, k4, p2, k8, p1, k1
Row 15: k1, p1, k1, p8, k2, p3, k6, p1, k7, p6, k1, p1, k1
Row 16: k1, p1, k6, p8, k2, p5, k2, p3, k9, p1, k1
Row 17: k1, p1, k1, p9, k2, p2, k5, p1, k10, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 18: k1, p1, k4, p12, k1, p4, k1, p3, k10, p1, k1
Row 19: k1, p1, k1, p10, k2, p2, k2, p1, k14, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 20: k1, p1, k3, p14, k1, p2, k1, p2, k12, p1, k1
Row 21: k1, p1, k1, p3, k3, p5, k21, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 22: k1, p1, k2, p20, k2, p8, k3, p1, k1
Row 23: k1, p1, k1, p1, k10, p1, k20, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 24: k1, p1, k2, p13, k4, p14, k2, p1, k1
Row 25: k1, p1, k1, p1, k15, p6, k9, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 26: k1, p1, k16, p3, k2, p12, k2, p1, k1
Row 27: k1, p1, k1, p1, k10, p1, k2, p1, k1, p2, k1, p14, k1, p1, k1
Row 28: k1, p1, k18, p1, k1, p3, k1, p9, k2, p1, k1
Row 29: k1, p1, k1, p2, k7, p2, k3, p2, k1, p16, k1, p1, k1
Row 30: k1, p1, k20, p4, k2, p6, k3, p1, k1
Row 31: k1, p1, k1, p2, k5, p2, k5, p19, k1, p1, k1
Row 32: k1, p1, k19, p7, k3, p2, k4, p1, k1
Row 33: k1, p1, k1, p7, k8, p18, k1, p1, k1
Row 34: k1, p1, k19, p8, k8, p1, k1
Row 35: k1, p1, k1, p6, k9, p18, k1, p1, k1
Row 36: k1, p1, k19, p9, k7, p1, k1
Row 37: Rep Row 35
Row 38: Rep Row 36
Row 39: Rep Row 35
Row 40: k1, p1, k18, p10, k7, p1, k1
Row 41: k1, p1, k1, p7, k9, p17, k1, p1, k1
Row 42: k1, p1, k18, p8, k9, p1, k1
Row 43: k1, p1, k1, p9, k7, p17, k1, p1, k1
Row 44: k1, p1, k18, p7, k10, p1, k1
Row 45: k1, p1, k1, p10, k6, p17, k1, p1, k1
Row 46: k1, p1, k18, p6, k11, p1, k1
Row 47: k1, p1, k1, p11, k5, p17, k1, p1, k1
Row 48: k1, p1, k18, p5, k12, p1, k1
Row 49: k1, p1, k1, p12, k3, p18, k1, p1, k1
Row 50: Rep Row 4
Row 51: Rep Row 1
Row 52: Rep Row 1
Row 53: Rep Row 1
BO loosely in pattern.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter including a large selection of felted patterns