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DVD for the yarn FAI DA TE

FAI DA TE is even simpler to knit with! Adriafil suggests you the DVD with all the steps to work with the yarn. Choose the colour that you prefer and start knitting, following the video and the vocal instructions, to make a warm and confortable scarf. Working with Fai da te, even if very straightforward, is the result of a sudy carried out by the company. Patent pending. The Dvd includes a menu for the selection of the language for our foreign customers.

FAI DA TE! The new Adriafil mania!

It is the truly new concept of the winter season 2010/11! Adriafil Fai da te is made up of many threads superbly chained to form a very thick yarn, available in 7 warm colours. What is new about it? The knitting process. For the first time in the Adriafil collection, we present a yarn to be knitted with your hands! Use your arms as if they were needles and cast on from your wrist. In a few quick steps you can make a very nice scarf. Suitable for experienced knitters as well as beginners, Fai da te is pleasant to work with and warm to wear, thanks to the wool content in it. Beware of imitations, only with Adriafil Fai da te great fun is ensured!

Fancy yarns 2010: Nina

Nina is a soft and snuggly yarn that is proving very succesfull in the autumnal months, thanks to the elegance of the garments knitted with it. The peculiarity of this yarn, mainly made of soft wool, is a small and invisible sequence made bright by the sorrounding light and creating a very unique effect. The sequence is skillfully inserted in the thread so that the surface of the garment stays smooth. It is a very fashionable idea for your nights out with friends.

Children patterns

Adriafil classic yarn is perfect for your children. Surprise them by knitting up a teddy bear to hug in bed every night. In pure wool or blended wool according to everyone's taste, Adriafil yarn is treated in order not to irritate your children's skin. A fancy scarf gives the toy a colourful touch.

Knitting Ideas: Baba bag

It is true that this winter chunky yarns are popular: Adriafil promotes it best products to be knitted with chunky and mega-chunky needles. Candy and Charme are some of the more classic references, nontheless whoever wants to work with something different can choose one of the multicoloured shades of Baba. This yarn is perfect for accessories, as the one shown in the above picture. The light and shade effects and the peculiar structure make unique and amusing items.


Knitcol (Knit in colours) is a yarn in 100% merino wool, machine washable up to 40°C, available in a collection of 10 colours. Knitcol was launched in the winter collection 2007/08 and it marked a turning point for Adriafil. The idea took inspiration from old stockings, for which people would create various patterns in different colours, striping the surface of the finished garment. This effect was named "jacquard effect", following the success of the loom bearing the same name, that allowed people to produce fabrics with complex patterns in them. Knitcol also recalls the "fair isle" fashion, deriving from the UK islands, in which the same concept was applied to wool sweaters. What is the difference then? Knitcol has been one of the first yarns to be produced by the means of a new computerised dying technique: the thread runs under a nozzle thet releases the colour in 8 different shades, automatically creating the jacquard effect. It is the perfect product for a beginner that wishes to easily knit up something fancy or for the expert knitter, who can use Knitcol to decorate plain coloured garments. Adriafil regularly updates the colours, adding new combinations of them, by renewing the yarn that launched the "automatic jacquard" in Europe.

Ewa Crochet: Crocheted accessories

Ewa Crochet regularly collaborates with Adriafil. In the latest released magasine you can find pattern of crocheted accessories. A nicly decorated bag that will suit young knitters.

Lace Knitting with Zephir 50

The popularity of lace knitting is spreading always more. Many are the Adriafil retailers that already have Zephir 50 in a good color collection in their shop. Zephir is a two-ply blended yarn that has always been demanded because ideal for machine work; today it serves the purpose of lace knitting. Zephir is a very price-effective yarn - also thanks to the presentation in hanks - it is presented in more than 20 shades, reaching a length of more than a 1000 mt.

Cashmere II - Curiosities and production.

The Cashmere fibre is obtained from the undercoat of the Kashmir goat's abdomen. Between the animal skin and the outer rougher layer of the coat, Cashmere filament grows thicker during the long himalayan winters. Then, with the spring moulting season, the fibre is sheared, carefully washed and the dehairing process takes place, to separate the more noble hair from the outer coarser one. Cashmere is now ready to be dyed and spun into yarn, while the rougher fibre is employed for non-apparel products. So, what are the advantages of wearing Cashmere? Certainly, the insulating property of this material - light and warm at the same time - and the resistance to wrinkling, its durability and the natural growth in softness through use.

Knitting ideas: "Orange twist", knitted with Stella Alpina yarn.

A new sparkling idea to colour winter time with Adriafil classics. Marina Orry releases a new sleevless cardigan with a intriguing pattern to it, carried out with 100% superwash merino yarn Stella Alpina. It is an aran weight yarn, still slim fitting and elegant, that holds colder weather well. Check the page and download the pattern instructions.

Knitting targets young people

In the last few years we witness an unprecedented attention from the knitting market towards younger people. Knitting renews itself continually, also learning from them. Many are the youth that, in order to learn this great hobby, subscribe to knitting classe, open blogs on the internet to exchange opinions, invent new ways of making art with needles in their hands and try to make up their on look. The latest fashion is the knit-café, where friends can knit and drink something together, relaxing and enjoying the nice atmosphere. Adriafil always supports these initiatives and works for the creation of yarns able to meet youth's taste.

Knitting ideas - Gaia thick shawl

Chunky weight is one of the fashions that are coming back for the autumn-winter 2010. It is the perfect occasion to introduce a new pattern idea with Charme, a classic Adriafil yarn that associates cashmere and extrafine merino in a thick thread for with incredibly soft result. Gaia shawl is suitable for both the mid-season and the winter season, combining it with a long sleeve shirt. It is at the same time elegant and easy to make.

Know further about... Cashmere: history and curiosities - part I

Cashmere (also Cachemire) takes its name from the Himalayan region of Kashmir, where goats grow a wool of rare quality and softness, incredibly light and resistant. Although already known in the 11th century, Cashmere became popular in Europe during the napoleonic era (beginning of 19th c.) due to the shawls trade. They were first imported and then France started its own manufacturing process. Today, raw Cashmere production is still fairly limited. Think that one goat of the high plateaus in Asia can grow only 150 gr of fiber. This means that in a year, goats produce enough wool to just make a scarf. Nevertheless, Cashmere quality and durability make of this fiber one of the most renowned and demanded products in the world.

Primula - Soft Extrafine merino

In order to start September in the right way, Adriafil suggests Primula, a soft yarn with such a quality that through the years has brought great value to our classic collection. Try the comfort of a pure merino made in such a rich and precious fiber. The way it is twisted exhalts the smoothness and elegance of the product. Choose one of the 22 colours and knit your way towards a soft and comfortable autumn period.

Trysordy Crafts stimulates the fantasy

Directly from Wales, always been renowned for the passion for knitting, come fresh and genuine ideas for whoever wants a change in its knitting project. Trysordy Crafts ( is a small Welsh online business that propose you crochet patterns of all kind of items able to decorate your house, the room of your children, everydays objects and your personal style. Toys, scarfs, centerpieces and hats made with Regina, Genziana, Knitcol and other yarns of Adriafil classic collection. Each one of our new collaborations always translates in several new ideas for you...

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.

Available now the new colours for Adriafil Mistero!

Mistero is proving to be a very successful yarn in the Adriafil collection. Thanks to its particular construction - a thick but soft and light thread - Mistero is chosen for pulls, scarfs, hats and accessories for all events. Today the collection is made of four new fashion colour for next season /intense red, green and purple) to give a autumnal touch to your late summer patterns.

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 Caracas- 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.

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