Wednesday, November 30, 2011

qiviut-queen-superwash yarn December Yarn/competition Giveaway

                                         Qiviut-queen-superwash yarn above shown in natural.
                                                     And grape juice above here.
Love how this yarn feels, its soft and very spongy and has lots of memory. The yarn hugs the bamboo needles. So far i have knit socks, a hat and i'm working on a garter slip stitch scarf and have plans for a knitted throw made up of different pattern blocs cables and Texture sts etc. This yarn will be available in 20 ish Lush colors.

This is the little pair of sockettes knit from the yarn in rain forest colorway. Took only 45 grams.
.........And a hat in the same colorway........ i ♥ this color !

Garter Slip st scarf in Natural, Raspberry and Mahogany......scroll down page for pattern !


The Competition: 5 winners will be drawn at Random and each will win 1 - 100 gram skein of qiviut-queen-superwash yarn. (sorry no color choice) but we have these in handpainted and solid Jewel colors.

Tell us: what you love most about Qiviut Fibers and Yarns.
Open to all, end date 31-12-2011. Winners will be Drawn January 1st 2012


 
Textured scarf is knit widthways requires a 100 gram skein. Finished scarf measures 6'' X 72''
Really easy Garter slip stitch that makes for a lovely sturdy stich design that is very comfortable to wear.
The 1st and last 6 sts are always knit on every row to form the edges of the scarf

You will need: 100 grams of yarn either solid or differnt colors, 
US4 - 3.5mm straights or circular needle, 
2 stitch markers, 
wool needle.

The pattern:
Please note: scarf above is worked in 1 row in each color A,B and C throughout.
A=Natural, B= Mahogany, C= Raspberry
With 3.5mm - US4, cast on 401 sts and begin with 6 Foundation rows in Natural, then change to contrast color and begin pattern below.
Row 1: knit ( k6 place marker, knit across and place marker for last 6 sts to form the edge)
Row 2: knit
Row 3: k6-sm= slip marker, k1, * sl1 purlwise, k1; rep from * to marker, k last 6 sts.
Row 4: k6-sm,  k1, *yf sl 1 purlwise, yb, k1; rep from * to marker, k last 6  sts.
Rows 5 and 6: knit.
Row 7: k6-sm, :k2, *sl 1 purlwise, k1; rep from * to marker, k last 6 sts.
Row 8: k6-sm, k2, *yf, sl 1purlwise, yb, k1; rep from * to marker, k last 6 sts.
Repeat these 8 rows  for 5 full pattern repeats then knit all sts for 6 rows to form outer edge.

Tassels`:
make 4:  I used the same 3 colors as in the scarf  by wrapping the yarn around palm of hand or closed fingers  20 turns, slipped it off my hand and put a length of yarn through the center and tied a secure knot in the top with enough length to sew the tassel to scarf, cut through bottom loops to open the tassel fringe, cut another length of yarn and secure around the middle of the tassel, trim with scissors then stitch to scarf. 


To see more colors of this yarn here's the Link:


51 comments:

  1. The colors are vibrant! I would love to try it!

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  2. What I love most about Qiviut yarns is their incredible warmth and softness - the stuff of legends!

    What I love most about Qiviut yarn though, is Cottage Craft Angora, hands down! You guys are the greatest, hands down! <3

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  3. Ooh, that purple (raspberry?) looks luscious!

    I love your fabulous customer service and your reasonable prices! I needed just a few more yards to finish my shawlette, and you sent me not just more, but two different shades of more! It's not often you experience that sort of kindness!

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  4. These colors are gorgeous! I would love a chance to knit with your yarn. Appreciate the chance to do so.

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  5. Yes the colors are gorgeous, but it's the softness that is out of this world. Love it!!!

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  6. The colours intrique me - I've used natural coloured qiviut from Greenland and would love to try some of these beautiful shades.

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  7. The feel. The absolutely lovely smooshy softness :).

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  8. What I love is how very WARM yet so very light finished pieces are! So soft and smooth!

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  9. I love the warmth, lightness and feel. Magical.

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  10. I love superwash wool and find the idea of superwash qiviut in varigated colours wonderful.

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  11. I love the warmth, the colors and maybe most of all the tradition of qiviut yarns.

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  12. oh wow! those shades of purple are gorgeous!!
    qiviut is truly my favorite fiber and yarn! i love how insanely soft it is, i love how incredibly warm it is, and i love that it comes from such cool animal!! i've always held qiviut up on a pedastal. i love love love it!

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  13. gmallison@yahoo.comDecember 7, 2011 at 5:17 AM

    this softness and items are so light.

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  14. Qiviut is so wonderfully soft, warm, doesn't pill, and I love both the natural shades and the muted colors.
    Last but not least, musk oxen are such awesome animals!

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  15. What I love most about Qiviut Fibers and Yarns is that I will be able to buy my first skein and possibly fiber on ebay for my wife for Christmas! She has always wanted to knit with Qiviut and we've not had the opportunity to get any in the past. It's going to be a surprise! I also think that it would be fun to win the drawing since it is being held on my birthday. :)

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  16. Qiviut is the warmest and softest yarn I have ever used! Knitting with it is really amazing.

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  17. I love the softness, colours and you can bundle up staying cozily warm without carrying any weight - like down.

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  18. I love the warmth of the yarn of a completed item the most. Of course the softness is unbeatable, and the beautiful colours and names of the yarns.

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  19. it has to be the softness and warmth, oh, and the colors, and, well, I think it has all been said before!! LOL.

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  20. Color, Warmth, Feel, Superwash (need I say more?)!

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  21. How does one enter this contest?
    I would sooo love to try a fabulous new fiber yarn, especially lightweight & WARM :)...It is the joy in knitting something unusual & unique & **Canadian

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  22. I don´t know.
    Have never had it in my hands! Can´t get it in Sweden!
    But I would like to try it!
    barwin

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  23. I have never knit with qiviut but the idea of soft warm and exoctic and tied to the past is so appealing

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  24. Have never heard of this before but from everyone's comments it sounds wonderful. I would love to try some out.

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  25. I have to say although I have spun and knit a small amount of qiviut, I have never seen any in the beautiful colors that are displayed here!

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  26. I have never tried qiviut, but it looks wonderful! I would love to win a skein to try!

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  27. I've never tried usint it - getting hold of it over here is virtually impossible! Am hoping to order some from Cottage Crafts Angora this year to make some socks for my lovely husband who looks after me so well.

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  28. I really want to try this yarn. It look fabulous and the content sounds so soft.

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  29. Have you ever looked a Musk Ox in the eyes? What a regal creature...what strength but gentleness is projected out from those eyes; the same features found in its beautiful fiber. The most wonderful fiber to knit with that I have found. I have done only 2 scarves with it and each time I have gifted people with them and both people have said that they were super warm and each has had to touch themselves to make sure that they really had the scarf on! Now that I have found Cottage Craft, I will be able to do more with Qiviut and the blends. Thank you so much for being here and so available.
    Janice

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  30. Hi, what I Love about this yarn, well it is something I have dreamed of having in my stash for months, Now's my chance of that dream coming my way...I hear it is so soft and makes you enjoy knitting, if that is possible, as I Love knitting so much now.;O)*
    Gail Lucille

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  31. I love your beautiful yarn.

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  32. I love qiviut cuz it's just sooooo soooooft! It's almost like petting my softest cat, only I can wrap it around my neck more easily. :)

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  33. I have never knitted with qiviut but I heve heard that is ouper soft and souper warm, so I need a pair of sock from it now I am moving to UK from Greece...

    And I LOVE this purple! Oh....

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  34. Beautiful colours! And I wish I could touch the angora/qiviut blend through the computer!

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  35. What I love best about qiviut yarns is how warm and soft they are. My husband is often cold, so the hat I'm going to knit him from qiviut yarn should keep him warm!

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  36. What do I love about Qiviut yarns? This giveaway, of course! I haven't had the pleasure of knitting up any of these yarns, but I would love to have some to knit.

    greyowl60 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I love how light and yet warm qiviut can be, I really hope I could give my mother a warm scarf for her stiff neck.

    Yi Wen

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  38. I love knowing that a huge musk ox gave off the softest warmest fiber.

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  39. Wow, I just got my first ball of Qivuit yarn (for Xmas) and I can't get over how amazing this stuff is! And best of all...today I don't have to cook, or entertain, so I can knit to my heart's content.
    Cheers,
    Laura

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  40. I love that you are here as a resource for this special fiber! Whoo hoo! Keep up the good work!

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  41. I love the feel of the qivuit superwash! :-)

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  42. I love how vibrant and rich the colors are!

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  43. What I love most about Qiviut fibers and yarns is the richness, the delicateness and the endurance that it brings to each item made.

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  44. What I love most about Qiviut Fibers and Yarns? I know I'd love to try out some qiviut yarn! It always looks so cuddly and delicate, yet I know it's toasty warm.

    -triedandtrue on Rav

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  46. I'll be honest here - I don't know much about qiviut, having just learned about it today, but I would love to try it out and use your stuff in some projects as it sounds simply divine!

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  47. I LOVE this yarn! I make teeny, tiny little hats for a charity and this yarn is perfect as it is SUPER soft! My stitches are more even and consistent than with any other yarn I've ever used! The price is the best I've found for such a wonderful, luxury yarn! Thanks so much!

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  48. I've never knitted with it but have touched it once so if knitting with it is anything like touching it, it will be like knitting with a warm soft cloud!!

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  49. I love the colors...that garter slip stitch scarf is turning out very, very pretty. :)

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  50. Why do I covet qiviut fibres? The warmth factor is beyond all else. The shawl I had knit last year is cosy for something so thin - who knew laceweight could be warm but it's all thanks to it being qiviut. Thanks Lorraine for your great qiviut yarns.

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