- also known as Qiviuk or Qiviuq - the super soft down of the Muskox - softer than cashmere, and 8 times warmer than wool
In this case Alaskan Qiviut is blended with other fibres into a sock yarn and knit by me - Doug (the Soxophone Player) with my hand operated antique sock knitter.
- 35% Qiviut 40% Merino 15% Silk 10% Nylon.
Since Qiviut is extremely soft and warm - why not 100% Qiviut Socks? Simply put, they wouldn't stay up. The Merino gives them some elasticity. And the nylon enhances durability. Silk adds a luster, and further durability - making for a sturdier sock.
These are a luxury item and should be worn and cared for as you would Cashmere or other exotic fiber.
Hand Wash in cold/tepid water. Dry Flat. No bleach.
Want to knit your own qiviut socks? Skeins in my qiviut stash are here.