Cliffs of Insanity

When I started knitting the first one of these scarves, I had no intention of making it into a pattern.  I was improvising and playing and had no idea how to translate the pictures in my brain to paper.  The more I knit it, and the more people came to admire it, the more I realized that there WAS a way to translate what I was doing.  That there were rules I was setting for myself and that everytime I make this scarf, I change the rules, I add new elements and I change the shape of the scarf.  All of that can be written into a pattern.

So here you go:  Cliffs of Insanity

The pattern includes instructions for three different shapes:  Rectangle, Bias Rectangle and Elongated Triangle.  (Links to Ravelry projects)

The Rectangle was the original and is the simplest.

The Bias Rectangle angles cables up and around your neck and drapes beautifully, molding itself to your body.

I’m especially fond of the Elongated Triangle style for the many ways it can be wrapped and looped around your neck.  I added enlarged eyelets throughout the scarf, so there are many places to weave the pointy ends through and secure the loops.


Kits are available to purchase directly from us only.  Kits include enough Merino Silk Lace and Habu Silk Stainless Steel to make your scarf.  Please indicate the size kit you wish, and the colourway of Merino Silk Lace you want.  Allow us to choose Silk Stainless Steel for you, so that we can choose a colour that goes best with your lace yarn.

Available colours                    How to order kits and yarn

Small (small rectangle, elongated triangle), includes 1 skein Merino Silk Lace & 2 cones of Habu Silk Stainless Steel:  $55 (if you <a href="buy now” target=”_blank”>purchase pattern from Ravelry*) or $63 if you’d prefer a printed pattern to be mailed with your kit.  (link is for buying the pattern only.  Email us directly to order the kit:  ordersATindigodragonfly.ca, replace “AT” with “@”)

Large (large rectangle, bias rectangle), includes 2 skein Merino Silk Lace & 4 cones of Habu Silk Stainless Steel:  $108 (if you <a href="buy now” target=”_blank”>purchase pattern from Ravelry*) or $116 if you’d prefer a printed pattern to be mailed with your kit.  (link is for buying the pattern only.  Email us directly to order the kit:  ordersATindigodragonfly.ca, replace “AT” with “@”)

Buy the pattern on Ravelry – $7.00 CDN:

To order kits:

Email orders AT indigodragonfly.ca to place all orders.  Let us know: 1)  what you would like to purchase, 2) where you live (state/province/country), and 3) whether you would like us to wind your yarn into cakes (charge of $1 per skein with proceeds going to our Otis Houndation).  A PayPal invoice will be mailed to you that includes airmail shipping (or surface mail if you’re in Ontario).

*We’ve offered this option for those who wish to have their pattern in their Ravelry library. If you would prefer to have us email the pattern to you, please let us know. An additional $7 charge will be added to your order.

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