The fine undercoat of the muskox is called qiviut (kiv-ee-ute) in the Eskimo 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.

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Pure Qiviut Yarn Color

4026 Winter Pine, Natural, 3001 Lefty's Gold, 3002 Forest Floor, 3003 Arctic Bluebird, 3004 Black, 3005 Pomegranate, 3007 Deep Plum, 3008 Autumn Ablaze, 3009 Red Valor, 4001 Scarlet, 4007 Plum Poncho, 4010 Teal Ice, 4016 Timberline, 4017 Brooks Blue, 4018 Lavender Notion, 4019 Buttered Toffee


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