Every arrival of Spincycle’s Independence base has us jumping at the chance to make new and interesting color pairings with a long-standing favorite, Manos del Uruguay Maxima. These two yarns play so nicely together and really let the best features of each other shine. Spincycle is a uniquely produced yarn where the fiber is dyed before being spun, giving it long color repeats that effortlessly fade into one another. Pair it with Manos and you have the perfect combination for squishy brioche! Enter Salish Sighs by Theresa Almeida. This fun scarf features a wave-like brioche pattern that really highlights the color shifts of Independence. It looks equally good when Independence is paired with a contrasting or coordinating color, but pair two colors of Independence together for even more fun. Want even more option? Pick up a few out the fun Jul closures that just arrived and quickly transform your scarf into a cute cowl. The beauty of the Jul closures is that they can be as easily removed from your knitting as they are inserted, allowing you to transform your project at the drop of a hat.
- Spincycle Independence (200yds/183m; 100% wool) – 1 skein ($32)
- Manos del Uruguay Maxima (218yds/199m; 100% merino) – 1 skein ($17)
- US 7 (4.5 mm) needle in style of choice (24” circular recommended)
- 3 stitch markers
- Darning needle
- 1-2 Jul closures
- Two color flat brioche
- Italian two-color cast on
- Italian bind off
Pair your scarf with a classic pea coat in black, gray or navy to really let the finished object be the center of attention while keeping you nice and toasty. To transition indoors or to warmer weather, use your Jul closures to transform your Salish Sighs into a cowl and pair with your favorite coordinating long sleeve t-shirt or simple blouse.