Friday, September 2, 2011

Artist's Hand Mock Cabled socks

                                                           

 These little Beauties are so soft and warm. Not sure if they will be Durable inside a shoe or boot but i dont plan on wearing them outside. I love Qiviut socks in fall and Winter for simply relaxing on the sofa while knitting to keep my feet Toasty warm or as bed socks...... when the storm is rageing outside qiviut socks give you the best nights sleep.

Qiviut truely is 'the wonder wool of the North'. It's softer than Cashmere, warmer than anyother yarn, durable if you take care, has a beautiful halo.....is an investment in your wellbeing, looks good and looks even better with age, and is a God send for anyone who suffers from poor circulation.
Qiviut promotes Blood Flow due to the heating factor, warms joints and muscles so they relax. Anyone with poor circulation is in need of these socks, yes they are expensive but worth every dime as long as you take care of them !
They must be hand washed, cold water, lay flat to dry. In summer store the socks in a plastic tote to protect from moths (yes, like Humans Moth's ADORE Qiviut) ......do these things and your socks will last for years !

The Yarn details :
Artists Hand is 90% Qiviut - 10% Silk. Qiviut is a very soft Silky fiber that takes dye very well....colors are vibrant and alive !  This yarn is now available in 50 gram skeins for smaller projects.....check it out here :www.cottagecraftangora.com/hand-painted-qiviut/4546963932

The Competition details :
Tell us: Where is the place/country that has the most number of wild Muskoxen.
Competition is open to knitters world wide, runs from 2011-09-02 TO 2011-09-30
***Correct answers will enter and 1 name drawn at random***

Well i can say for a fact that these socks will NOT be durable but will be fine for bed/house socks when its really cold out.They have a wonderful halo and softness with a massive amount of warmth.
You will need:
1 set of 3.25mm and 2.75mm  D.P.N's
60 grams of 2 ply lace weight yarn such as Artists hand,
stitch marker,
wool needle.
 Tension: 6sts=1'' inch. 8 rows = 1''inch long on 3.25mm
With 3.25mm and 2 strands of yarn held together cast on 50sts, join to work in the rnd.
Work rib top , *k1, p1, k2, p1 rep from * back to start of rnd.
Rep this rnd for 8rnds.
Next: move sts so you have on N1: 17sts, N2: 15sts, N3: 18sts
mock cable work:
1: *k1tbl, p1, k2, p1. rep from * back to beg.
2: *k1,p1,k1,yo,k1,p1.
3: *k1, p1, k3, p1.
4: *k1, p1, k3, with tip of left needle, lift 3rd st on right needle over 1st two sts and drop off, p1, rep from * to beg.
Work 12 pattern repeats
Change to 2.75mm D.P.N's and simply knit all sts for 12 rnds.
                         Heel Flap:
 On N1 knit 13sts and slip the last 4 sts onto the beg of N2.
On N2, k1, sl1 across the 19sts and k1, sl1 for 4 sts from end of N3.
Turn work and p across row.
rep k1,sl1 and purl rows a total of 17 times.

More coming soon.....only 50% done!

59 comments:

  1. Banks Island in the Northwest Territories
    sms394 on Rav

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  2. About half of the world's muskox population lives on Banks Island - Canada.

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  3. Most muskoxen found in Canadian Arctic, especially Banks Island.

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  4. According to Wikipedia, for what it's worth, the established range of Musk Oxen in the Arctic is across northern Canada and Greenland, but Banks Island has the largest population: "The world population is estimated at between 80,000 and 125,000, with an estimated 68,788 living on Banks Island."

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  5. Most are found in Canada, particularly Banks Island.

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  6. I would have guessed Siberia or Mongolia, but I see that they have only recently been reintroduced there and that, as the others have said, the largest concentration of wild musk oxen is in the Northwest Territory of Canada on Banks Island. Yay! I learned something new today.

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  7. would love to try qivuit.

    banks island in the north west territory of canada.

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  8. Banks island..but what I wouldn't give for one in my alpaca pasture :)

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  9. Banks Island. I'm dreaming about those luxurious socks.

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  10. banks island canada! raineoc@yahoo.com

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  11. In honesty I had no idea what the answer was, so I googled and wikied and it looks like Banks Island is where the most Musk Ox live. Yay for learning something new! :)

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  12. So the most quiviut producing wild Muskoxen are in Canada! Banks Island as others have posted. Now why then are my toes cold? I live in Canada, Muskox live in Canada. Something doesn't compute. I think some quiviut socks are in my future, contest or no contest. Thanks!

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  13. Banks Island (not that I'm the first!)

    That yarn is delicious.

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  14. Banks Island, Canada ... just like everyone else said. :D

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  15. I guessed Canada correctly, but had to look it up to find out exactly where (Banks Island)

    The yarn looks incredible!

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  16. Yup yup. Musk oxen are found in Greenland, northern Canada, and Alaska, and were recently reintroduced in parts of Norway and Russia. But the largest herds of wild musk oxen are on Banks Island in the Northwest Territories in northern Canada.

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  17. Okay, so the Muskoxen are really cute!

    They're found most prevalently in the arctic islands of Canada (Banks, Melville, Ellesmere).

    I have never seen qiviut up close and personal, but it looks wonderful.

    -triedandtrue

    (triedandtrue on Ravelry)

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  18. Bank Island in Canada, I learned something new today!

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  19. The arctic islands of Canada, especially Banks and Victoria Islands.

    EarlyBird on Ravelry

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  21. Rose (Sisterrobinson on Rav)September 2, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    I would have to guess Canada. What an exquisite giveaway. I would so love to pet some qiviut. I have heard it is divine.

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  22. Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada



    I would have said Alaska, but yay for google! ;-)

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  23. the northwest territories of canada.

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  24. Banks Island, Northwest Territories

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  25. Banks Island is where they are!

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  26. Banks Island, since Wikipedia says it has 68,788/80,000-125,000.

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  27. stitchesandstones (Ravelry)September 2, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Banks Island in the Northwest Territories, Canada

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  28. After some googling, I learned that Canada's arctic islands, especially Banks Island, have the largest musk ox population. Now I'd like to celebrate that knowledge by winning the contest. :)

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  29. Most are found in the Canadian arctic, mainly Banks Island.

    greyowl (on ravelry)

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  31. Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada :)

    According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskox, they estimate some 68,000 live there, out of an estimated world population of 80,000 to 125,000 :)

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  32. Banks Island in Canada has the largest muskox population. The socks have a beautiful pattern and colour.
    Carolyn

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  33. Banks Island in the Northwest Territories Cecilia

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  34. Banks Island in the Canadian Arctic is home to the largest muskox population worldwide.

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  35. Well, there's no guesswork left now, LOL! Banks Island is the lucky spot. I remember these yarns from the naming contest. They are all so lovely.

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  36. Canada has the most and Alaska is doing its share too!!
    Sandrada on Ravelry

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  37. I was going to proudly answer Alaska, BUT called the local musk ox people and they said NW territories in Canada, especially Banks Is. Please enter me in the contest! Qiviut is out of my reach otherwise! Alison

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  38. Banks and Victoria Islands, Northwest Territory, Canada.

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  39. To be honest: I want to be part of this contest with these wonderful sock yarns, but of course I had to look up the answer on the Internet. Nope, I am not a walking encyclopedia. :-)

    The answer: the largest wild populations of musk oxen can be found in Canada, especially on Banks and Victoria Islands, Northwest Territory.

    Best wishes with all your lovely soft warm Musk ox/Qiviut yarns and knitwear.

    Ciao, Fleur (Fleurtje-Eliza on Ravelry)

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  40. The largest wild populations of musk oxen can be found in Canada, especially on Banks and Victoria Islands, Northwest Territory.

    arctiknits on Rav

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  41. Yay Canada!! The muskox join Peary caribou (endangered), the ringed seal, bearded seal, beluga and polar bears -- as well as many fish and birds on Banks Island in the Arctic Islands of the Northwest Territories.

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  42. Banks Island in the Canadian Arctic has about half of Canada's musk oxen, and Canada is home to most of the musk oxen in the world :)

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  43. I found that Kangerlussuaq (and its surrounding area) claims to have the world's biggest population of wild Musk Oxen!

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  44. If wikipedia says Banks Islands then it must be true!

    craftink or raverly

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  45. As most people have noted, Banks Island. While Googling this question, I also learned that a musk ox's qiviut protects him or her from temperatures as low as 100 degrees below zero (Fahrenheit). Wow, that's cold!

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  46. champcat on ravelrySeptember 8, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    My very favorite wool!

    Banks Island, Northwest Territories

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  47. My favorite wool!

    The answer is Banks Island, Northwest Territories

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  48. I'd love to try to make socks out of this yarn for my OH who has circulation problems following a stroke, but $150 for a pair of socks is out of our league right now.

    Oh well . . . I can wish!

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  49. Beautiful socks! Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada has the most number of wild Muskoxen.

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  50. Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada

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  51. Looks like Banks Island in Canada.

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  52. Banks Island, NWT. Canada.
    Please enter me in the drawing. I'll be checking out your blog regularly from now on. thanks.

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