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Yarn Venezia - Quality and brightness on cotton.

The Venezia yarn 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.

Crochet once again.. this time in a "warmer" version.

Crocheting is not only for cotton. Classic wool yarns can be as effective, as shown in the picture by this stole knitted in NEW ZEALAND. This is a classic yarn of the Adriafil collection, available in many plain shades, natural shades and multicoloured ones, very warm and soft. It is a pleasure for us to show knitted up patterns like this stole that our knitters send us.

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 want to enlarge your knitting community? Send us a picture of your latest project made with Adriafil yarn. The best ones will be pubished 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!

UK pattern available on line!

In 2009/10 Adriafil has been collaborating with British knitters and designers in order to improve the instructions of the pattern support for our yarns. Thanks to the collaboration with British knitters and designers we can now show the results online. Classic yarns such as Sierra Andina, Carezza, Mirage and Regina have already been updated in our website. More UK patterns will follow. Knitting with Adriafil is easier every year!

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".

"Ossidiana" top knitted up in Adriafil Fusione.

Look at the "Ossidiana" top worked with the yarn Fusione in pure egyptian cotton by one of our customers! The colourful stripes on the garment create a nice combination with the knitted pattern. If you like this project you can find it in our latest Dritto & Rovescio magazine (n. 48) or on our website

Adriafil Labels - Always more information at your disposal

In new Adriafil labels you can find new graphic and design. We have also decided to put more information at your disposal. The label shows the needles and the stitches for a 10x10 sample, information about washing and the treatment, product place of origin and also the number of balls needed to knit a standard size top. For more information, you can find an exhaustive explication on our products and their characteristics on the Adriafil website.

Rafia Adriafil. Prepare your summer accessories

The period of long walks by the sea or at the mountain is almost arrived. Get ready to show off new accessories and new colours, crafted with Rafia. Natural, ecological, available in "natural" or fancy shades, Rafia is the right fibre for you, and the right way to surprise your friends. Stop for a moment and try to imagine yourself with a nice coloured hat on the beach, or walking in the centre of the city with a trendy and ecological bag...

Gioiello: a particular way to knit

After the success that the yarn Gioiello obtained as decoration or for edging, this year we want to propose a new way to knit Gioiello to exalt its particular structure. cust on the stitches by taking the black thread from the back, which is the upper part of the ring (as showed in the picture) and you will get an unusual and original effect! A video will follow to explain this technique...

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...

Change needle! Try Adriafil Navy

It is almost summer time. The days are getting longer and hot days are coming back. Still, if at night you feel the need of something warm, try a shawl or a going-out garment in Adriafil Navy. Navy is a chunky cotton (needle 6) that will allow you to keep yourself warm while enjoying the tenderness of Adriafil cotton. The acrylic component of this yarn is necessary to keep the garment light after washing. Navy is proposed in an interesting collection of warm and fashion shades, to invite you to knit classic pulls or fancy summer accessories.

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