The 2nd of February in North America is Groundhog Day (Marmotta is the italian for Groundhog!), a tradition that dates back centuries and that is linked to the old Candlemas day. In the US, people watch for the appearance of a groudhog: it is said that if the animal comes out of its hole to see the sun,  winter is almost over and spring will come soon. Just to be sure, and lacking a groundhog hole to watch, I’d say it is better to crochet a super-warm and extra-cosy maxi scarf (which by the way is unisex!) to fight off the cold weather with style.
This pattern is free! You can find for free download just for February on Crowdknitting in the pattern area.
The yarn usdes is Brushed Fleece by Rowan. It has an opaque and slightly felted look to it (as the name says, the yarn is “brushed”), but at the same time it is extremely soft and lightweight.
This pattern is available for free download just for February on Crowdknitting.com in the pattern area. And not only! There is the cape with hood “A Winter’s Tale” designed by Annalisa Dione from Collettivo Maglia 198.
 
Marmotta. Sciarpa a uncinetto. Crochet scarf. Free pattern!

 

Marmotta. Sciarpa a uncinetto. Crochet scarf. Free pattern!
 
Marmotta. Sciarpa a uncinetto. Crochet scarf. Free pattern!
Marmotta. Sciarpa a uncinetto. Crochet scarf. Free pattern!