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Halloween Boa.

Halloween Boa.

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This is My Halloween Costume:

If you tend to be less than enthusiastic when it comes to dressing up for Halloween, this bright orange knit boa is the project for you. At six feet long, it's still easy enough to knit that you could finish it in an evening or two, and you'll look "dressed up" even without a costume.

Though eyelash yarn can be a little tricky for beginners, the big needles and easy construction of this little boa make it easy enough even for new knitters.

And if you don't feel the need for a bright orange boa of your own, make a smaller one for the kids who like to play dress up.

Materials:

  • about 70 yards eyelash yarn (I used a little more than half a skein of Yarn Bee Tempting Girl in color 408, Traci, but this yarn has been discontinued)
  • one pair size 11 US needles
  • scissors
  • crochet hook or yarn needle

Gauge

About three stitches and four rows per inch in garter stitch. Gauge is not critical.

Size

Finished size is three inches wide and six feet long. Child's version would be three inches wide and three feet long, and use about 50 yards of yarn.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 10 stitches.
  2. Knit in garter stitch until piece measures six feet.
  3. Bind off.
  4. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

About the Yarn:

Tempting Girl is a 64 percent polyester, 26 percent lurex glitter blend. It's really sparkly, fun to work with and quick to knit. It should be hand washed in warm water and should not be machine dried or ironed.

This boa/scarf is long enough to wrap around your neck a couple of times, or wear it long and open. If you use the yarn called for, you could make the boa even longer with just one skein of yarn (or make two boas about five feet long each).

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