The clear bag of qiviut fiber stayed in my stash for months. Ordered straight from the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers’ Co-operative in Alaska, the impossibly soft, incredibly warm musk ox down looked clean and ready to spin every time I passed it sitting on top of my roving and yarn basket. At $45 for just one ounce, it was the most expensive fiber I’d ever purchased, and I wanted to save it for the perfect project.
Only… I couldn’t figure out what that perfect project would be. One ounce doesn’t stretch too far when knitting—which is my usual fibercraft pastime—so what could I create with my future hand-spun qiviut?
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