Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 258 – Camilla Cardigan & Socks from MillaMia

I don't think that funny feeling ever goes know the one. When the days start to get noticeably shorter and the evenings carry a slight chill, my insides can't help but knot with that all-too-familiar dread of back to school days. To be honest, watching those schoolbuses in the morning fills me not with nostalgia, but with a deep sigh of relief that I'm a grownup now.

One thing I DO miss is the new clothes. Nothing takes the sting off your first day like a spanking new outfit to show off to your friends. Your little ones can be styling in this cardigan and sock set from our partners at MillaMia, a brand whose contemporary interpretations of classic garments and techniques, like knitted military jackets, argyle sweaters, and demure cardigans, make it one of the most stylish kids' brands around. Scroll down to learn a little more about MillaMia and to view more designs!

Betsy Perry



(file size: 600 KB; published September 4, 2012)

The Yarn

Naturally Soft Merino
100% Extrafine Merino

Naturally Soft Merino is made entirely from extra fine Merino wool, but it can still be machine washed in cool water, so garments don't have to be saved for special occasions. The lovely twist produces a fabulous, even stitch definition for knitters of all abilities, and rewards the more experienced with superior, springy cables and crisp colour-work.

If you don't know MillaMia, click here!

MillaMia's knitting patterns are perfect for hip crafty moms or any knitter who appreciates clean, modern aesthetics, fresh photography, and fun, stylish designs for children and babies. Their newest book Little Rascals features nineteen patterns in the signature MillaMia style for newborns to age seven, and will be available for purchase mid-September 2012 from US retailers and online at

Classic Elite Yarns is the exclusive US distributor of this contemporary children's brand already established in Europe. All patterns are written for MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino, a sport-weight, machine-washable Merino wool from Italy, available in 17 colors. Other MillaMia publications include Bright Young Things, The Close Knit Gang, and Wonderland, each featuring 18-20 bright, fun and modern designs for children aged newborn to eight years. Click the image above for more details!

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