For New Year’s eve, I stash dove into my collection of fibers and pulled up 1 oz. of spinner’s gold – qiviut.
I purchased it back in August 2015 when I went to visit my friend, Larraine, up in Alaska. I’ve been holding onto it for the right time and reason. I believe going into a new year spinning it was just what I was waiting for.
Here is a bit of information on Qiviut:
Qiviut Down Length: 1/2 – 6 inches (2-16.5 cm)
Qiviut Down Diameter: estimated between 11 and 19 microns
Qiviut needs to be dehaired and is great for knitting, though it has not fiber memory.
It has a natural color of soft gray-brown. It can be dyed, but why?
At the price per oz. back in 2015 ($40/oz) it would go a long way if mixed with another fiber with a low micron count.
I plan to knit a simple, lace cowl for myself. Hopefully I can get enough yardage to ply it on itself.
Until next time…stay warm.