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Baby Blue Eyes: A Little Girls Dress Up Boa

Fireflys Hand Knit Blue Boa for a Little GirlThis 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.

Copyright © 2006 J.L. Fleckenstein ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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  1. How cute! I have made 3 or 4 for each of my granddaughters and they love their “boas”. Yes, they call them boas! They may not play with them for a few weeks, then suddenly, they are wearing them every day. I firmly believe that every girl needs a boa – or 5 or 10…maybe even more!

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