Baby Boa and Cuff

Copyright Marnie MacLean 2003

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Starry Night is a furry yarn with sparkle. What girl wouldn't want to feel sexy and fabulous at the same time? This is a project you can do in an evening and still be able to go out afterwards to show off your work. I think you'll be surprised how warm these little guys can be as well. It's like wearing a scarf without any excess to deal with. I think that means these are practical to boot. Make some for your grandma and see what she thinks.


It's a little hard to tell since you can't see the stitches. 10 stitches is about 2.25" on #10.5 needles


  • #10.5 knitting needles
  • Less than 1 skein of Starry night in color of choice
  • .24" silk ribbon in color of choice (purchased at local craft store)

Yarn Substitution

Starry night is a very thick a luxurious eyelash yarn with it's own bit of sparkle. Substitute another eyelash yarn, doubling it if necessary to achieve a very dense result.

Stitches used:

  • Garter Stitch
  • YO
  • K2tog


Pattern written for choker with directions for wrist cuffs in parenthesis ().

CO 10 (10) st

Row 1: K

Row 2: K1, *YO, K2tog* to last st, K1

Row 3: K

Repeat Row 3 for 11" (5.5")

Repeat row 2

Next row: K

BO and weave in ends


Cut a couple feet of ribbon and lace through YO holes at either end of choker and wrist cuffs. Trim as needed. I found that I did not need to tie and untie cuffs since I could fit it, fastened, over my hand, but the choker needs to be laced and unlaced to be put on, so keep that in mind when trimming ends.

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