Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 310 – Livia Cardigan from MillaMia

The Livia Cardigan embodies everything I love about designs from MillaMia. The stitch detail and tailored shape combine to create a timeless piece. It's versatile: wear Livia as an alternative to a coat for now, then as a sweater in the winter. The folded cuffs and belt are perfect for growing children: make it in a larger size than your little one, roll the cuffs and cinch the belt this fall and then let them out next season.

One more bit about MillaMia that I love? They may be known for their sophisticated children's designs, but those designs translate into beautiful garments for adults too. And they have done just that with the Livia Cardigan. The Livia Cardigan for women will be available, as a free PDF pattern, from MillaMia on October 1st. Keep reading for details.

Meg Myers


(file size: 500 KB; published September 24, 2013)

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.

Along with the Livia Cardigan, MillaMia is debuting new colors to join the Naturally Soft Merino palette. Berry, Sable and Pitch Black are versatile shades that tone wonderfully with the current range. Cobalt and Lime, both limited edition colors, are also available now. Visit Ravelry to find six brand new MillaMia patterns featuring their limited colors, Lime and Cobalt.

Adult Patterns From MillaMia

The Livia Cardigan for women will be released on MillaMia's website on October 1st (that's just one week from today, can you believe it?).


Since debuting in the US with contemporary children's brand already established in Europe, MillaMia has grown their portfolio to include a trilogy of books for adults. Available now are Country Escape, Colour Coded and just-released High Society. All patterns are written for MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino, their signature sport-weight, machine-washable Merino wool. Click the book covers above for more details!

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