Knot Stitch

Add a beautiful textured appearance to your knitting with this simple stitch. P2tog leaving the stitches on the left hand needle. Now, work a k2tog into the same two stitches and remove from the left hand needle.
The knot stitch is worked over an even number of stitches. Although there are two decreases, the stitch count remains constant because each pair of stitches is worked twice.

Butterfly Stitch

Several stitches are slipped with yarn in front to create a stack of loose strands. These strands are gathered up in one stitch creating wings radiating out from the center. Done in a solid color, the butterflies are very prominent. When done in multiple colors, the butterflies are hidden and simulate tuck point quilting.