Butterfly Mittens by Emily Bujold

Butterfly Mittens

August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
40 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
One Size
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There are two versions of this pattern, one with a Carl Sagan quotation and one without. Both are included in the PDF.

7” circumference and 9” long

This pattern requires two contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn. Approx 200 yds each. Some very creative folks have dyed the butterfly or duplicate stitched it also!

20 sts = 2” in Fair Isle Stockinette Stitch.
Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Size US 1 (2.25 mm) in preferred method for small diameter circular knitting. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge for desired size.

Tapestry needle
1 stitch marker
Scrap yarn for securing thumb stitches during construction

Pattern Format
7 Page PDF with written and charted instructions. The pdf includes both the plain and wordy versions.
The pattern was last updated January 2017


  • Half of the butterfly is on each mitten, you can put the Butterfly on the palm or top by putting the thumb gusset in the middle of the butterfly chart or on the end of the chart.