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Tuesday, 5 March 2013


We are enormously excited and thrilled to announce that the second in our trilogy of patterns for adults, Colour Coded is finally here! This collection has a distinctly different feel to our first adult book Country Escape, with a focus on the bright shades in our Naturally Soft Merino colour palette and channeling a more edgy, urban vibe. The book contains 6 stylish and very wearable designs - 4 cardigans for the girls and 1 for the guys as well as a lovely cowl and is available from our website or your local stockist (full list of stockists can be found here) for £8.

As ever, our amazing designer Helena, had very specific ideas about how this collection should look, feel and come together. I took the opportunity to ask her about her vision and inspiration for this second collection, which, as she explains, is all to do with colour (not surprisingly!) and ultimately, wearability.

“With Colour Coded I wanted a distinctly different feel to Country Escape. The pallet is much brighter and it’s all about lively energetic combinations of colour. The mix still has to be easily wearable so I chose to ground our signature brights with core colours such as navy, storm and putty.”

From left: Kerstin Kimono, Erika Cardigan, Bella Cardigan, Ola Jacket, Annika Cardigan

This playful mix of colour is nowhere more evident than in the Erika Cardigan which is featured on the front cover. As with every single design MillaMia offers, there are alternative colourways to choose from (Erika Cardigan shown here on the left in Midnight, Lilac Blossom and Storm), and Helena is certain that these colour block designs will look equally stylish in a more muted palette, though her personal preference is for something bright!

“I hope it inspires our knitters to be bold and strong with colour! Wearing Grass or Fuschia always puts a smile on my face and makes me feel optimistic.”

There is also a modern jacket for the guys called Ola, and the Pippi Cowl - a good quick knit which will add a delightful splash of colour to any outfit. Helena is conscious of these pieces being an interesting knit as well as looking amazing -

“The look is fresh, urban and contemporary while still being easy and flattering to wear, and a pleasure to knit. We hope you all enjoy knitting the collection as much as we’ve enjoyed developing it!”
(Posted by Max)

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