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New Magasine Dritto & Rovescio n. 49

The new magasine Dritto & Rovescio for the autumn-winter 2010 is now available at your local Adriafil retailer. New pattern ideas, presented in the fashionable colours of the coming season, to let you the pleasure of creating cutting-edge patterns. Two patterns for each yarn of the new collection 2010/11 to start with, allow you to choose the one that suits you better. You will also find a wider selection of patterns for the classic collection for those who love pure fibers and merino wool garments.

New Zealand: new fancy colors

The new shades of the NEW ZEALAND yarn are available. With 200 mt for 100 gr., New Zealand is proving one of the most loved Adriafil classic yarns for its robustness, wool content and structure that gives you a pleasant effect on the garment. It is a warm and versatile article for all kind of knitting projects, as you can see from the patterns that we provide you with every year. The new colours show purple and intense green and red. They will renew the fancy New Zealand collection for more and more lively garments.

Duo Plus new shades

Three new shades are now available for the Duo Plus range. Adriafil constantly tries to study new shades combinations for your garments, well considering the fashion trends of the months to come. The exclusive Adriafil wool-cotton mix is the right yarn for all seasons.

On August we support Miriam Tegels

The initiatives and the commitment of our speedknitter Miriam Tegels are endless. After the conclusion of the knitting retreat “knitting the nature”, at which Adriafil has collaborated by donating yarns, Miriam will attend on August the 14th the competition “Back to Back Challenge” in Sterling, Scotland, in order to attempt a new Guinness World Record. In this attempt Miriam - with a team of other 7 knitters - will shear a sheep, spin the yarn and create a men’s sweater. In order to reach a new world record, Miriam and her team will have to conclude the whole contest in under 4 hours, 51 minutes and 14 seconds. The “winning sweater” will then be raffled, with funds going to Médécins sans Frontières. Let’s all together cross our fingers for Miriam and her team, who Adriafil continues to sponsor during her initiatives.

Knitting Ideas - Yarn CHEOPE - Diamante Cardigan

The knitting idea of the month is a classic yarn in pure Egyptian cotton. The Diamante Cardigan is a reinterpretation of the double-breasted jacket in which the line of buttons has been substituted by a confortable zipper. This pattern is very refined even if still casual, matching with a "lingerie style" skirt. Cheope is a classic of the Adriafil summer line: great performance, machine washable and with a good price for the quality.


We want to share the picture of the window of one of our French retailers. Thanks to Knitcol and Duo Plus- the jaquard yarn in merino wool and blended wool - it is possible to set up a very colorful window for the summer period. Madame Delot was very satified about them and she showed it to us.

Purchase recommendations...

Being producers of high quality yarn, we know well how - sometimes - a pattern knitted up with our yarn can be "more expensive". We believe very important, though, to remind you that knitting is a hobby that requires great attention, a good amount of time and pacience. Time and money must be well invested and can be easily wasted by purchasing a product of an only apparent good quality. It is worth spending slightly more for the certainty of working with a longlasting product, to experience directly the advantages of spending well one's resources, by knitting with a pure wool yarn, with natural fibres or with an Egyptian cotton more than an Indian one. It is worth checking dyelots on a regular bases and even purchasing one ball more, to be sure not to be without the right shade at the end of the project. It is worth visiting and asking for advice to the local retailer and buying yarn from him, instead of blindly purchasing clearances anywhere. Because saving does not necessarily mean spending less. It means knowing exactly what one is purchasing, knowing the origin and quality of a product that can last more and give you more satisfaction through time. This is what Adriafil daily tries to give to its customers through all its selling points. This is what you must pretend from your suppliers.

Yarn Venezia - Quality and brightness on cotton.

The Veneziayarn is proving to be very successful for the second year now, thanks to its brightness and texture. It is ideal for shawls or summer jackets to be worn at night or for nice little hints of sparkling originality on your dress. Venezia is a yarn in Egyptian cotton enriched with transparent threads that create a sparkly effect on the garment. Look for patterns in the Magazine section.

National day of knitting in France: more and more initiatives for keen knitters.

More and more initiatives and knitting ideas from the national day of knitting in France. Mme Mortet of the Joce Laine shop in Besancon sent us pictures of some realisations with the yarn Yuppi. Yuppi is a blended yarn, characterised by very lively printed colours, suitable for garments and socks. It is a fine yarn with an excellent performance in the ball (225 mt in 50 gr.). We want to thank Joce Laine for the collaboration.

“Knitting in Nature” with Miriam Tegels

This year will take place the third edition of “Knitting in Nature”, the knitting retreat organised by the speedknitter Miriam Tegels. The aim of this initiative is to teach the art of knitting surrounded by a relaxing and natural environment. For this purpose, Miriam and her husband will host 14 knitting guests from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. The entire event will take place from July 12th to the 16th, during which Miriam will teach knitting workshops in the morning. Adriafil will support this initiative by donating its yarn Stella Alpina on the occasion of the workshop “Cables without cabling needle” on the morning of July 15. Will follow pictures of the final creations.

National Knitting day in France: knitting ideas

Adriafil would like to thank Madame Laure Barbey in Versaille, Gil et Puce shop, for her projects knitted during the national day of Knitting. Gil et Puce only works for baby and children knitting and for the occasion sent us pictures of a pull knitted up in CHEOPE and a mini garment in REGINA with matching shoes that we are happy to publish in our website. The two patterns have been donated to the "MAison de Tom Puce", a center that helps young mothers to carry out pregnancy and avoid abortion.

A magic summer with Adriafil Spazio

In view of a cheerful summer Adriafil wants you to astonish everyone with the Bolero Zaffiro illustrated in the 48th number of Dritto&Rovescio. This pattern realised with Adriafil yarn Spazio, will follow you during all your summer nights, making them more special thanks to its unique effect. According to the colour that you choose this fresh yarn has different lighting effects. Where the polyamide soul of the thread is bright the pattern creates blank spaces and the knitted surface seems transparent. Where the polyamide soul is dark, the cotton acquires more brightness.

Snappy ball: the certainty of classic yarns

Adriafil quality has always been a certainty. If you combine this to yarns like Snappy Ball, it becomes also a convenient choice during the years. Snappy Ball is a pure cotton yarn that stands out for its impeccable quality and elegance, underlined by sober colours. The 540 meters of each of the 200 gr ball of Snappy, makes this yarn very convenient, enabling who knits with it to make up an entire child pattern with a single ball.

Miriam Tegels: new events from our active speedknitter

Following the collaboration that we had at the Show in Cologne - the organisation of the speedknitting competitions for which Adriafil yarns were also used - Miriam Tegels updates us on her new events for the summer season. From the 12th to the 16th of July in Holland, the "Knitting in nature" event will be held for those who want to work with quality yarns sorrounded by nature. The 14th of August Miriam will head to Scotland for a new World Record: the "back to back challenge" during which competitors will spin and knit a garment at record speed. As usual Adriafil will support the initiative by donating yarn. Keep visiting the news section in Adriafil's website for more information on these events.

Knitting idea: yarn Avantgarde

It is a pleasure for us to post a very pretty knitting idea for the mid season, completed with the yarn Avantgarde (100% pure wool). The picture of the pattern was sent by the knitting group "Au tricot girondin" in France, that exhibit their knitting projects on the Au tricot girondin blog. Worked out with a needle 5 after doubling the thread, this pattern takes only 6 balls to complete and it is machine washable.

National Knitting Day in France

Very eventful day in France today! Many are the initiatives in all French regions in order to stimulate and promote knitting activities and new yarns in 2010. Knitting picnics, scarfs or hats competitions, charity day for many knitters that will enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of the shops adhering to the initiative. Adriafil will support this cause by sponsoring many shops with yarns, allowing many knitters to try our yarns for free. Soon available the pictures of the National Knitting Day on our website.

Citrino Gilet: Yarn Sol Levante

Adriafil quality in summer 2010 is well represented by Sol Levante, a yarn skillfully constructed by blending Egyptian cotton, linen and silk. A classy yarn, soft and characteristic that will certainly satisfy the fantasy of those who appreciate natural fibers. Sol Levante is presented for the Citrino Gilet in a summer version, comfortable but elegant at the same time.

Share your hobby... Send us the pictures of your latest knitted project!

Do you want to show your originality in knitting to everybody? Do you want to share a passion, a satisfaction, a creative moment with us? Do you wish to enlarge your knitting community? Send us a picture of your latest project made with Adriafil yarn. The best ones will be published on our website and on the other tools for material sharing that we have available. For each pattern idea you share to other knitting lovers, you could get many more back by simply visiting our website. Write to us and send your pics at

Knitting ideas: Fruit basket in crocheted cotton!

So many are the ideas for spring/summer 2010! Between one garment and another it could be nice to fantasize over a new knitting idea to be exhibited as an ornament in your living room. A fruit basket in cotton yarns like Cheope or Mako 5 to be crocheted is extremely fashionable this year to create an original and colorful corner in the house. You can customize your fruit basket as you want by choosing the pieces of fruit that you prefer and decorating them with leaves or doilies. (Image offered by Susanne Fagelberg- Sweden.)

Knit generation

Here is a very indicative trend that we are experiencing in these years: "Knitting today means taking part in the knit generation." Do you still have in your mind the image of the grandmother knitting socks in from of the fire? Forget it please. Nowadays, knitting is fashionable and knitters are women - teenagers or carreer oriented - that get together in cafés and communicate through blogs. In many cities Knit Cafés are opening in an increasing number. These are places where one can relax and knit drinking tea or coffee and sometimes have even access to online tools from the shop! Look for your closest Knit Café, you will see how close it is!

Publication of Adriafil patterns on the French Magazine Ewa Crochet

Ewa Crochet, De la Rose Edition, releases three Adriafil crochet patterns in the number for the month of May. You can find the ROBERTA TOP, a "natural" corset coloured in sun-yellow, the pretty CRETA top and the PONCHO CHIARA for a trendy "taste of orange".

Speed-knitting Guinness World Record. Adriafil is official sponsor.

Adriafil is the official sponsor of Miriam Tegels. Miriam deteines the Guinnes World Record for speed-knitting. The official record has been reached the 26th of Augut 2006. Her result was 118 stitches in 1 minute. It needs to be told that many competitions calculate the stitches performed in 3 minutes. The stitches that Miriam Tegels has accomplished in 3 minutes time are 298 (Rotterdam, October 2007). In March 2009, in Cologne, the german champion knitted 223 stitches in 3 minutes.

Metropolitan fashion... Yarn bombing in USA.

It is also known as "graffiti knitting" and it is one of many forms of underground art that is receiving growing attention in the United States. The idea is very simple: using yarn leftovers or multicoloured fancy yarns - with a simple stitch or crocheted - on public surfaces. This allows people to "paint" and personalize cold or sterile public surfaces without using sprays or chalk, that contributed in throwing negativity on the "murales" artworks. Using yarn transforms is environmental-friendly and allows young artists to keep their art concept in place. A famous artist of this movement is a sculptor named Dave Cole. Find the pictures of his works on the internet. More will follow on this subject...

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