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Qiviuk Webs Tam And Scarf

Knit a hat and scarf of exotic qiviuk fiber

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Quviut is among the most exotic of handknitting fibers: Collected from the down coat of the Arctic musk ox, the fiber is lighter and finer than cashmere, and many times warmer than wool. The open gauge and lace stitches in the pattern make a little precious fiber go a long way.
Finished Size: Tam: 18 (22)" head circumference, to fit a child (woman). Wide scarf: 8" wide and 75" long, after washing and blocking. Narrow scarf: 5" wide and 73" long, after washing and blocking.
Yarn: Jacques Cartier Clothier Qiviuk (100% qiviut; 217 yd [198 m]/28 g): #4008 maroon: 1 ball for tam, 2 balls for wide scarf, 1 ball for narrow scarf.
Yarn weight: #0 - Lace
Gauge: Tam—26 sts and 38 rows=4" in tam top patt, before wash & block; 26 sts and 34 rows=4" after wash & block. Scarf—23 sts and 40 rows=4" in acre patt, before wash & block; 20 sts and 26 rows =4" after w&b
Needles: Tam—size 1 (2.25 mm): 16" circular (cir); size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" cir and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Scarf—size 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge
Notions: arkers (m); elastic thread (for tam; optional); stitch holder (narrow scarf only); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts, 2007

SKU: EP0193

Author/Speaker/Editor: Gayle Roehm

Format: eProject