How to knit a loopy boa scarf

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How to knit a loopy boa scarf
A scarf can make the perfect gift. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

A loopy boa scarf can be the perfect accessory - with the addition of the loops it is much fluffier and keeps your neck and chin warm. When knitting your own scarf, make sure you go for wool that is soft to the touch. In order to knit your own loopy boa scarf you will need to know the basics of knitting including how to cast on and bind off. What makes this scarf different is the loop stitch which you will learn as you knit your scarf.

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Things you need

  • 300g ball of wool
  • Pair of knitting needles

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  1. 1

    Cast on as many stitches as you require, this will be guided by the thickness of the wool you are using, bearing in mind that boa scarves are generally skinny. Once you have cast on continue to knit one standard row.

  2. 2

    Knit a row of loop stitch by first knitting a stitch as normal but instead of dropping it off the needle you leave it on the left needle. Bring the tail of the wool back through to the front between your needles so that you have the first stitch on the left needle and the second on the right needle.

  3. 3

    Loop the wool around your thumb and back through between the two needles to create your loop. Knit the rest of the stitch as normal and you will be left with two stitches on your right needle. Drop the first stitch over the top of the second one, like binding off, you now have one stitch on the right needle and a loop. Repeat this until you have a full row of loop stitches.

  4. 4

    Continue to knit the scarf using alternate rows. Knit one standard row then one loop row, ensuring that all the loops appear on the same side. Knit as many rows as you require for the desired length of the scarf and then bind off securely on your last row.

Tips and warnings

  • To lock in the loop on the final stitch, pass the first stitch over the second one to lock it in place.

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