ALASKA 2

<p>100%&nbsp;<b>Musk Ox (Qiviut)</b></p>

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Product information

This yarn is unique, it`s made from 100% musk-ox wool and it`s worthy of your admiration! The undercoat of musk ox, which is also called Kivyut, also known as the finest and rarest natural fibers. Our yarn is extra soft, cause the wool fibers are delivered from Alaska and yarn - from the city of Quebec (Canada). This matchless material comes to us from Quebec.

Because of its weight musk ox wool is eight times warmer than sheep's wool. In addition, it is softer, more elastic and airier than cashmere. Therefore, in Alaska began domesticate musk oxen, a provider of this exclusive wool. The undercoat of animals combed by hand, then cultivated in high-quality yarn named Kivyut.

"Kivyut" means "fluff" and implies an inner winter fur of musk ox. This wool saves the animals during the arctic storms and very low temperatures. Arctic people have long been aware of the incredible property Kivyut fur to keep warm. And now you can enjoy incredible quality wool Kivyut too.

Musk ox wool fibers is a very rare and special natural product, since the process of obtaining and processing Kivyut wool is about eight times harder than other natural fibers. The Kivyut fibers get their volume by the fact that they comprise 60% of the air ducts. The presence of such channels in contrast to other fibers explains the incredible ability of musk ox wool for insulation. Annually it is produced only 5-6 tons of this wool. So, the annual output of the cashmere goat wool is 350,000 tons.

Even in the future the special properties of musk ox wool will not lose their value. For a good reason wool Kivyut is also called Arctic gold. If you ever were holding the product of musk ox wool, even the cashmere will seem not gentle enough after that.


Specifications

  • Yarn Lenght: 22 g ~ 140 m | 0.78 oz ~ 153 yds
  • Needle size: 2,5 mm | 1-2 US | 12-13 UK
  • Gauge 28 stitches, 40 rows to 4" (10 cm)
  • Usage: Sweater in size small ~ 250g (12 skeins)
  • Yarn Weight: 22 g | 0.78 oz ~ Skein

Origin

  • Fibre: Musk Ox ~ Alaska (USA)
  • Spun in Canada
  • Dyed in Germany

Care

<p>We recommend washing your knitwear from musk ox&nbsp;by hand in lukewarm water with a mild wool detergent. Dry flat, preferably on a terry towel, to keep its shape.<br />Please do not dry it on a heat source or in the sun!&nbsp;&nbsp;Read more about wool care in our blogpost&nbsp;<a href="https://www.pascuali.de/blog/wool-care" target="_blank">HERE</a></p>

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