Owned and operated by Vivian Osborne.
Experience the journey of the qiviut, from the muskox to your fingertips.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.
Arctic Qiviut is pleased to announce the establishment of the first commercial Yarn Mill in Alaska! We are specializing in exotic fine fibers and producing the highest quality Certified Pure Qiviut yarn and Qiviut yarn blends.
We are the first in the world to offer yarn made with certified, pure muskox fiber produced in North America.
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. Pure qiviut is non-shrinkable, non-felting and is often 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 pure qiviut and qiviut blends. We only use the highest grade, finest quality German angora, cashmere, baby alpaca, silk, superwash merino, and nylon in our blends.