I love playing with new yarns! One of the yarns I got to play with recently was Adriafil’s Cortina, which came all the way from Italy (you may have spotted it in the recent Hit Hat Giveaway). Well of course me playing with yarn means a new free pattern for all of you – introducing Scarfati!
But before I share that pattern, I have to mention the Dolcezza Baby they also sent – so lovely! It’s 100% Merino fingering weight, so fine and soft. I held the two colors together to make a Loopy Love Hat – super cute! You can see all the Adriafil yarns on Tricotin, and they are distributed in the US by Plymouth Yarn Company.
Now on to the Cortina! Scarfati is easy, fun and fast! Each skein of Cortina makes 1 Scarfati – love the one skein projects! You can wear them alone or together, mix and match, wear them long or cowled – it’s up to you!
The Adriafil Cortina was a great yarn to use for this pattern – it’s a bulky weight, but 60% animal fiber (50% Wool, 40% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca), so it breathes and drapes. The twists of color add a lot of interest for such a simple project! And I was delighted to discover that it’s a Z twist yarn – which means that (unlike S twist yarn) it won’t untwist while you crochet with it!
- US – K, 6.5mm hook
- 98 yds bulky weight yarn (Adriafil Cortina; shown in colorways 083 and 084)
- Gauge: 10 sts x 6 rows = 4″ in dc
- Need a long or shorter scarf? Add or subtract stitches from Round 1 in multiples of 4.
Click on the linked stitches and instructions within the pattern to go to their video tutorials. (Note that I’ve linked to the dc2tog tutorial for the dc3tog stitch – the premise is the same, but start one more dc before finishing the stitch.)
Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), *dc3tog, ch 3, skip 1 st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in top of first dc3tog. (200 sts)
Round 3: Sl st into the ch sp, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), *dc3tog in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip the next st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in top of first dc3tog. (200 sts)
Easy as can be! These work up so crazy fast, and I love the way they look all layered together. Scarfati are effortlessly fashionable – very Italian indeed! Here’s a chart (for a little more international flair)!
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