Cliffs of Insanity!

We have a new sample and new yarn packs in stock for Kim McBrien’s “Cliffs of Insanity” scarf!

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While it looks like a single colour from a distance, this scarf is actually knit with two strands held together: one strand of Kim’s hand-dyed Indigodragonfly Merino Lace and one strand of Habu Textiles’ Silk/Stainless Steel thread…

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In this scarf, the Merino Lace is green and the Habu Silk/Stainless is purple!

The Merino Lace keeps this scarf very light weight and airy, but the Silk/Stainless Steel thread provides structure, so the fabric can support design elements like cables and large eyelets.

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In the “elongated triangle” shape, knit from side to side, the ends form skinny tendrils that can be woven through large eyelets to create a unique garment architecture, one that can be played with and manipulated on a whim. The pattern itself is based on improvisation, inspired by music:

When musicians improvise, they use set rules to give structure to the song.This scarf uses the same form of guided improvisation. 

Choose the shape, the execution of the stitch pattern, and optional design elements to make your own piece of wearable art!

Kim provides the instructions for creating the shape and the design elements, but YOU decide how and when to execute them – each scarf is unique to its knitter!

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Each yarn pack contains one skein of Indigodragonfly Merino Lace and two cones of Habu Silk/Stainless Steel. Some colourways are matched to be very similar, to create a tonal quality between the two strands, whereas others provide more contrast.

The pattern is available on Ravelry here: Cliffs of Insanity

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