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Qiviuk Yarn

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Experience luxury on a new level by knitting with the incredibly soft qiviut yarn from Jacques Cartier. From the undercoat of the Muskox, Qiviut yarn will instantly turn any knitting project into luxury. Qiviut yarn is perfect for scarves and gloves!

Qiviuk or Qiviut Muskox fiber has been sought after for centuries for its softness and magical warmth. These shaggy behemoths walked across the Bering Land Bridge during the last Ice Age and managed to survive an era that most animals did not.   The muskox now live exclusively in the Canadian Arctic, Alaska and Greenland.  The global population is estimated at about 180,000.  Qiviut is valued because unlike sheep's wool, it will not shrink in water at any temperature.  Qiviut is stronger and eight times warmer than sheep's wool!  It's also softer than cashmere!  Qiviut retains warmth even when wet but is breathable during warmer weather.  One skein of Qiviut is enough for a gorgeous lace scarf or cowl.  

Fiber Content- 100% Qiviut
Yardage- Approx 218 yards per 28 gram ball
Gauge varies depending on project