Scrumptious Living Knitting Patterns
Baby Blue Eyes: A Little Girls Dress Up Boa
This sweet little boa is a Christmas gift I knit for my husband’s newphew’s little girl; she is three years old and loves dress up and make-believe performances. We are giving her some new fangled toy or other, but wanted to give her something beyond a store-bought gift: thus the boa.
The yarn I used is an incredibly soft eyelash yarn that looks very much like feathers. It is Voila by Trendsetter Yarns, made in Italy. I used a bright pretty blue to go with her blue, blue eyes: color number 3288.
This pattern is essentially the same as my No Mo Blues Scarf, but sized down for a little girl and worked in this beautiful Voila yarn. Also, this boa is knitted on much smaller needles, which makes the finished piece coil around and around most beautifully.
- 1 skein Trendsetter Yarn’s Voila in color #3288
- Size U.S. 8 29″ circular needles
- Large tapestry needle
Cast on 80 stitches.
Rows 1 and 2: Knit.
Row 2: Knit across, increasing one stitch in every other stitch across. 120 stitches on needles.
Rows 3 and 4: Knit.
Row 5: Knit across, increasing one stitch in every other stitch across. 180 stitches on needles.
Rows 6: Knit.
Row 7: Knit across, increasing one stitch in each stitch across. 360 stitches on needles.
Rows 8 and 9: Knit.
Row 10: Bind off loosely. As you bind off the stithces, you will see a twist begin to show up in the boa.
After casting off, cut yarn leaving a tail a few inches long.
Secure ends and weave loose ends into stitches.
Shake the boa a bit to fluff it up and get any trapped feathery strands untrapped.
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