Cafe au Lait mitts in Yarn Stories Merino

The first make of the new year and it’s not even one of mine!

Cafe au lait

These exquisite mitts were knitted by my friend Liz in the new merino DK from Yarn Stories.

yarn stories cobalt

I’ve seen this yarn popping up all over the web recently, and with good reason.  Liz was kindly gifted a ball of this newly launched yarn at Yarndale last year and, I don’t mind admitting, I wouldn’t be as altruistic as her.  These mitts are gifts.  I’d be keeping them if they were mine!


The cafe au lait pattern (free on Ravelry) is just lovely, and, I’m assured, fun to knit too. But the yarn is the making of these mitts.  It’s soft and springy and gives fabulous stitch definition, as you can see.


The colour is an intense, saturated cobalt.  Like a kingfisher’s wing.  Simply beautiful.


I’m sorely tempted to add this yarn to my knitting list for the year.  In this colour, although there are plenty of other stunning colours to choose from.  The French Navy and Fuschia would also work well with my wardrobe, for sure.

Hmmm…I’d best crack on with the stuff on the needles!

Just to be clear, I’ve received no incentive to write this review.  Yarn Stories wouldn’t know me if I was stood in the centre of their office.  And Liz didn’t even bribe me with her world famous shortbread.  I’m just besotted by these mitts and thought you’d like them too.

8 Responses to Cafe au Lait mitts in Yarn Stories Merino

  1. Gail says:

    I’m with you – I wouldn’t have given these away! You are one lucky lady!

  2. Aww, that’s a shame. I think that these mitts are beautiful and the wool looks fantastic. What a lovely shade of blue. xx

    • Evie says:

      I agree…it’s a terrible shame. She’s such a temptress! 😉 The pictures don’t do the colour justice…it absolutely glows. I so want a sweater in it. A lovely cosy one for lazy Sunday afternoons.

  3. They’re lovely, I need to get over my fear of following proper patterns – maybe a small project like this would be a good start. What wonderful jewel like colours!

  4. Andrea says:

    What a lovely gift!

    • Evie says:

      I know…wouldn’t you be thrilled to receive such loveliness? I think I’m going to have to make them for myself at some point.

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