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Pure Qiviut: 100% Pure Qiviut Yarn

Pure Qiviut: 100% Pure Qiviut Yarn

You deserve to treat yourself to a special accessory to enjoy for years. A cloud-like softness unlike any other yarn in your yarn stash. 

Qiviut comes from the fine undercoat of the Muskox. A natural fiber that is one of the warmest and most luxurious fibers in the world.

Unique characteristics of Qiviut include: 

  • 8 times warmer than wool
  • Finer than Cashmere: Some even say it makes cashmere feel rough in comparison
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hollow Fibers: That's why it's sooo light!
  • Lacks Lanolin/ Scales: This means no itchy, scratchy irritation on your skin when you wear it
  • Water repellent
  • 11-14 microns

  • Qiviut is not just wonderful to wear, it is a dream to work with during the entire knitting process. 

    “If you love to knit, this is one of the most special investments you can make in yarn or a project. Very much worth the splurge!”

    Yarns are 1oz 28 grams lace weight and 217.41 yards per ball.

    The size of the needles/crochet and gauge really depend on the pattern. We have projects that use size US 00 all the way to size US 7, the size most common is US 5 or 3.75mm.

    Customer Reviews

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    Cynthia Armstrong
    Simply, the BEST!

    Worked hard and my treat to self was a single ball of 100% Quiviut yarn…..knitting up a pair of fingerless mitts. A joy to work with, gorgeous knit fabric.

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    Wilna Williams
    100% Pure Qiviut Yarn

    This is like knitting with mist. I made a neck warmer and it is a delight to wear, especially under a jacket. Expensive, but worth while for a special gift.

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    Kimberly Hedenland

    Awesome

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    Janet
    so warm and wonderful

    A few years ago I knit myself a rather plain cowl with this yarn. It was a splurge for me after a once in a life time trip to Alaska. I just made a up a simple pattern that fit around my neck in rib stitch and I wore it for several winters, and it was so warm that I could get away with driving to work and running into the office in the winter with out a winter coat and I live in Illinois! Much to my dismay, the cowl was attacked by moths in my mud room one summer and I unraveled the whole thing and reknit it up and wore it a couple more years! I am finally investing in a few new balls which I intend to store in a plastic bag when not in use. The thing is, it really is a lot more warm than wool and worth the splurge for walking the dog in winter etc. The combination yarns they sell are also very very beautiful and I at times will mix them with a fine merino hand dyed yarn for a marl appearance and even more warmth for a scarf or a pair of hand warmers for someone i really love or myself. I highly recommend this company's products. A fun splurge if you can afford it!

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    Sharon Smith
    Great customer service and wonderful product

    This yarn is unlike anything I’ve worked with before - light as air but strong and easy to work with. Customer service was very helpful when I needed another ball of a specific dyelot. Finished products with this yarn are unbelievably warm without weight, with beautiful drape and hand feel. Takes blocking exceptionally well.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Once you finish knitting your project, please block it.

    For next washes please use a mild soap and do not wring. Roll up with a towel and gently squeeze out all the water. Scrunch the garment into a small mound and shape as it dries.

    1 skein: scarf, hat, neck warmer, or fingerless gloves.


    2 skeins: hat, gloves, smokering, cowls, or small shawl.


    4-5 skeins: shawl or vest.


    8+ skeins: shawl or sweater.

    Muskox shed their under-wool fiber naturally each spring, which is then hand-collected from either the tundra, bushes, or branches. We work with locals in Northern communities to gather the fiber.

    We get this precious Muskox resource with a clear commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

    Also, it is important to mention that we purchase the yarns directly from the source, like Vicuna from Peru, Guanaco from Argentina, Qiviut from the Arctic