Welcome to Arctic Qiviut, your portal to one of the most sought after fibers in the world. Our venture with qiviut (pronounced "kiv-ee-ute") yarns and custom yarnwear began in 2001.
Qiviut is truly an amazing fiber. It is the delicate underwool of the Arctic muskox. It is one of the most sought after fibers in the world because of its rarity, softness and warmth. Qiviut is softer than cashmere and is light as a feather. It’s an insulating fiber and is comfortable to wear in any climate.
Qiviut is eight times warmer than sheep wool. 100% qiviut is non-shrinkable, non-felting and safe for people who suffer from sheep wool allergies. Unlike wool, qiviut is not scratchy. The more you handle and wash qiviut, the softer it feels.
Qiviut yarnwear is an heirloom that can be treasured for generations. Qiviut yarnwear or yarn is a unique gift for yourself or that special person. Only the best delicate underwool of the Arctic muskox is used to produce Arctic Qiviuts’ yarn. We offer 100% qiviut and qiviut blends. We only use the highest grade, finest quality German angora, cashmere, baby alpaca, cultivated Bombay silk, superwash merino, bamboo and nylon in our blends.
Arctic Qiviut only sells our products wholesale; except for trade shows and special events. To buy retail from a store or an online store that carries our yarns and yarnwear, select from these categories: Places to Buy Arctic Qiviut Yarn, Places to Buy Arctic Qiviut Yarnwear or Places To Buy Independently Designed Yarnwear.
We are the exclusive producer of Arctic Beauty, a superior qiviut blended yarn consisting of 60%-qiviut 20%-angora 20%-cultivated Bombay silk. We use the finest qiviut fiber from the saddle area of the Arctic muskox, which is the back of the muskox. It is thoroughly cleaned of guard hairs, carded and then spun into yarn and washed. Arctic Beauty is a dream to work with when weaving, knitting or crocheting.