The fine undercoat of the muskox is called qiviut (kiv-ee-ute) in the Inuit language, which is translated as “down” or “underwool”.
Qiviut is naturally a soft grayish-brown color, and is one of the warmest and most luxurious fibers in the world.
Finer than cashmere, qiviut is hypoallergenic and will not shrink or felt. Extremely rare, it is one of the most sumptious fibers you can choose for a garment. In contrast to wool, qiviut is soft, non-irritating to the skin, and is very durable. Qiviut garments are worn for years and can be hand washed in mild detergent. It does not shed, is odorless and retains warmth even when wet. It is an extremely warm, yet lightweight fiber that preserves heat in the winter, while also providing cool, breathable comfort in warmer weather.
For your creation, choose from the soft natural hue of the muskox or magnificent jewel tones available only through Windy Valley, unmatched by other qiviut providers.
QIVIUT IS AMONG THE FINEST AND RAREST NATURAL FIBERS IN THE WORLD
Qiviut is a lovely soft yarn that knits like a dream. Knitters often say that qiviut makes cashmere feel rough in comparison.
A Fiber so unique, consider treating yourself to the finest quality yarn worthy of your time and effort. Qiviut does not shed, odorless, and retains warmth even when wet.
Qiviut has the smallest production per year than any other natural fiber including Vicuna. Not only a rare beauty but a true experience to knit with.
Gentle on your hands to knit, buttery soft to wear! Extremely warm, lightweight fiber that preserves heat in the winter, while also providing cool, breathable comfort in warmer weather.
QIVIUTS UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS
8 TIMES WARMER THAN WOOL
FINER THAN CASHMERE
EXTREMELY LIGHT NATURAL FIBER
See What Our Knitters Are Saying!
“As to the Pure Qiviut Yarn, which fascinated me most: I never touched something so light and fine, yet warm and strong. There is something like an 'aura' around this product...I can't explain. One has to touch and experience it oneself.”
“Consider treating yourself to the finest quality product worthy of your time and effort.”
“If you're looking for very special fibers to make yourself a present or to make a special gift for another, like a shawl for a bridal gift, Windy Valley is a great place to start your search.”