The qiviut lace knit shawl is knit in an intricate lace pattern made of the same 50% qiviut: 50% silk 2-ply blend yarn that is created by Nunavut Qiviut. The combination of qiviut and silk combines the warmth and softness of qiviut and the drape and strength of silk. Qiviut is very warm, and blending it with silk makes it wearable in temperate climates below the Arctic Circle where most people live. We do not dye the silk in the blend which creates a metallic sheen in the fabric.
The qiviut lace knit shawl is a versatile accessory and can be worn as a shawl, scarf, head covering or wrap.
Each shawl is individually knit by hand on a hand-powered knitting machine. The weight of the scarf is about 4.5 oz and is 18 inches wide and 60 inches long.