Over the weekend I finished the socks for my dad using the Arctic Qiviut yarn. This yarn is made from the inner wool of the muskox and is supposed to be extremely warm. Supposedly, it is stronger and 8 times warmer than sheep’s wool, it doesn’t shrink at all and it’s softer than cashmere! This sock yarn, though is not 100% arctic qiviut. It’s 35% Qiviut, 40% Superwash Merino, 15% Bamboo and 10% nylon so we’ll see how they hold up and if they’re as warm as they say they are.
I was very careful to make notes for the rows of each color so it was easy to match up the stripes in the second sock. As I was knitting, I noticed my hands turning blue from the excess dye in the yarn so I decided to give the finished socks a soaking in “Soak“.
I’ve seen worse cases of dye discharging . . though the picture is a nice reflection of everything sitting around my bathroom sink! 🙂
A few minutes on the clothes line on a sunny, dry day (yesterday) and they are ready for a trip to Louisiana where I hope they keep my dad’s cold toes nice and toasty warm!