Long loops instead of feathers -- The knitted boa is very stylish.

Free Boa Knitting Pattern

Stand out in the crowd this winter with a glamorous, fabulous boa! This scarf is knit in two pieces, then stitched together. Stockinette stitch, which is used for the base of the boa, naturally curves to create a tube.

Size

Width: 31/2" (9cm)

Length: 90" (228.5cm)

What You'll Need

Yarn: Mohair yarn, 180 yards (164.5m); worsted-weight wool yarn, 190 yards (174m)

We used: Classic Elite La Gran Mohair (76% mohair, 18% wool, 6% nylon; 90 yards [82.5m] per 50g skein): #6585 Pumpkin, 2 skeins; Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride worsted weight (85% wool, 15% mohair; 190 yards [174m] per 4oz [113.5g] skein): M110 Orange You Glad, 1 skein

Needles: US size 15 (10mm)

Notion: Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Gauge

13 stitches and 20 rows=4" (10cm) in stockinette stitch

To Make A Loop Stitch

To make the loop stitch in the pattern, knit the next stitch and, without slipping this stitch from the left needle, bring the yarn forward between the needles, make a loop of the desired length by wrapping the yarn around your thumb (either the right or left thumb, depending on which feels more comfortable to you), bring the yarn to the back between the needles, knit the same stitch again, and slip it off the left needle. Insert the tip of the left needle into the front loops of the 2 stitches you just slipped, and knit these stitches together through the back loops. Pull on the loop to secure it.

Making the Scarf

With both yarns held together as 1, cast on 9 stitches.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: (Knit 1, make loop) 4 times, knit 1.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit 2, (make loop, knit 1) 2 times, make loop, knit 2.

Row 6: Purl.

Repeat rows 3-6 until scarf measures 45" (114.5cm). Bind off all stitches.

Make a second piece identical to the first.

With yarn threaded on tapestry needle, sew the 2 pieces together end to end with the loops facing down.

Weave in loose ends.

Not every day is for glamor, which is why this next scarf could be just as important for your wardrobe as the boa. Go to the next page for the free ripple scarf pattern.