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The Warmest Socks

Checkout a recent article titled "The Warmest Socks Guaranteed to Conquer Frostbite" on the Cool of the Wild website.  You can find a section on Qiveut socks near the end of the article. http://coolofthewild.com/gear/warmest-socks  

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Repairing Lace Knit Qiviut Items

Qiviut items are made using many different knitting techniques.  The most popular are knit lace designs.  Lace knitting is the best use of the light weight qiviut yarn.  An experienced knitter can create a beautiful item using very little yarn when lace knitting.  Usually 1 oz. of qiviut yarn is equal to 200 yds. The most popular items that are made with lace weight qiviut yarn are long neck scarves and the circular scarves called smoke rings.  Because they are worn around the neck and near the zipper on your coat they may snag or get caught up and break. ...

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Dying Qiviut

Beautiful yarns should be dyed beautiful colors. The natural color of qiviut varies from a silky grey to a flatter camel color.  When dying an already dark fiber like qiviut the results are wonderful earth tones, deeper shades of color.  No bright yellows here!  Blending qiviut with silk or a fine wool will result in brighter jewel tones. I learned to dye qiviut from an experienced fiber artist.  Over 20 years a method to dye qiviut was developed giving us consistent results.  The dyes that I use are colorfast, permanent and of a professional qualtiy. One of the things I...

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First Post February 2015

Hello and Welcome to the launch of our new webstore Qiveut.com. Our business has been steadily growing over the past several years and we wanted to give our customers an easier shopping experience.  With the new shopping cart system you can purchase items immediately.  No more waiting for us to contact you for payment information and order details.    As always if you have questions or would like me to dye yarn or qiviut items that you already own please contact me by phone or email.   Maggie Rye 907-745-2533      maggie@qiveut.com Thank you for choosing Alaskan Made Qiviut...

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