PELTS

Just one ball of yarn creates this fun scarf/boa approximately 35" long. Make more than one and attach them together for a longer scarf. Use two balls of your favorite eyelash yarn to make two, one without ears. Stitch them together and stuff to make a soft toy.

Materials: 1 ball of Bernat® Boa 1 3/4 oz/50 g (71 yards/65 meters)

Or comparable furry yarn.

Size 5 1/2-mm knitting needles or size required to obtain gauge

Darning or tapestry needle

Gauge: 22 stitches = 4" 18 rows = 4"

Instructions:

Tail - Cast on 2. Knit 6 rows

Knit 1 with increase, knit 1 (3 stitches). Knit 4 rows. Knit 1, knit 1 w/increase, knit 1 (4). Knit 3 rows

Knit 1, knit 1 with increase, knit 2 (5). Knit 3 rows. Knit 2, knit 1 with increase, knit 2 (6). Knit 3 rows.

Knit 2, knit 1 with increase, knit 3 (7). Knit 3 rows. Knit 3, knit 1 w/increase, knit 3 (8). Knit 3 rows.

Knit 3, knit 1 w/increase, knit 4 (9). Knit 3 rows. Knit 4, knit 1 w/increase, knit 4 (10). Knit 3 rows.

Knit 4, knit 1 w/increase, knit 5 (11). Knit 3 rows. Knit 5, knit 1 w/ increase, and knit 5 (12). Knit 6 rows.

Knit 5, knit 1 w/increase. knit 6 (13). Knit 12 rows.

Back Legs - Knit 2 rows, at the end of each row, cast on 14 stitches (41 stitches). Knit 3 rows.

Cast off 12 stitches, knit to end (29). Cast off 12 stitches, knit to end (17)

Body - Knit 1 row. Knit 1 row, increasing 1 stitch each end (19). Knit 1 row.

Knit 1 row, increasing 1 stitch each end (21).

Knit until pelt measures 24".

Knit across, decreasing 1 stitch each end (19). Knit 1 row.

Knit across, decreasing 1 stitch each end (17). Knit 1 row.

Front Legs - Knit 2 rows, at the end of each row cast on 14 stitches (41 stitches). Knit 3 rows.

Cast off 12 stitches, knit to end (29). Cast off 12 stitches, knit to end (17)

Head - Decrease 1 stitch each end next 2 rows (13). Knit 3 rows. Knit 1 row, increasing 1 stitch each end (15). Knit 2 rows. Knit 1 row, increasing 1 stitch each end (17). Knit 4 rows. Knit 4, to create ear - *knit 1 w/increase 2 times (4 stitches), turn, knit 4 (repeat turn and knit 4 for 7 rows). (eighth row) Turn and knit 2 together twice*, continue across head, knit 5, repeat ear * - *- turn and knit 4 and continue across by knitting last 4. Knit 4 rows. Knit 1 row, knitting two together each end (15). Knit 1 row, knitting 2 together each end (13). Knit 1 row. Knit 1 row, knitting 2 together each end (11). Continue knitting rows, decreasing 1 stitch each end until there are 3 stitches remaining on the needle. Cast off.

Finishing

Thread the yarn end onto needle and weave into your knitting. Trim excess.

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