Style Fusion Downloadable PDF patterns cost £3.90 each from www.lovecrafts.com
Colourful and contemporary, the new pattern collection from Scandinavian brand MillaMia mixes 1970s-inspired colourwork and cables to produce fun knits with a retro look.
‘Neo’, for example, is a women’s crewneck sweater featuring horizontal and vertical stripes, and bands of geometric motifs. ‘Hedda’ is a fitted sweater with cabled fabric on the body, and a colourwork pattern on the sleeves and around the V-neck. ‘Signe’ is a cute bomber jacket-style zipped cardigan with a modern take on classic Fair Isle.
Among the more eclectic designs is ‘Nora’, which combines blocks of colour, cable textures, corrugated ribbing and stranded colourwork. The ‘Luna’ cardigan also has a hotchpotch look, with the right front worked in colourwork and the left front in stripes. All the women’s garments are sized to fit busts of 32in to 46in, and are knitted in MillaMia’s Naturally Soft Merino DK yarn.
The ‘Bengt’ cardigan is sized for both men and kids; it’s a zipped design with a ribbed collar and bands of quirky colourwork.