Nunavut Qiviut now makes qiviut mittens! These qiviut knit mitts are very warm, thick, substantial, and so soft. The Nunavut Qiviut custom made yarn for these mittens is 50% qiviut, 35% superfine merino, and 15% nylon. This qiviut hand-wear is knit oversized and then shrunk into shape, giving the fabric a dense, thick, and super soft and pliant feel. They have a double layered and ribbed wrist band to keep your wrists warm and to lock out wind and snow.
Nunavut Qiviut tested the qiviut mittens in true Nunavut Arctic winter conditions from January-March 2022. At minus 20-25 celsius, with a minus 30-35 celsius windchill, they kept hands snug and warm when out on a walk. To make them even warmer in more extreme cold temperatures (i.e. -40 celsius windchill), simply add a windproof over-mitten.
These qiviut mittens are both fashionable and functional. Keep you hands warm ice fishing, winter camping, or hailing a New Year's Eve taxi!
There are two sizes: medium and large. To estimate your size measure the circumference of your hand. Start between your thumb and forefinger and measure all the way around your hand. Any circumference greater than 8.5 inches should select a large size. Medium will fit 7-8.5 inch circumference hands.
The medium size and large size pair of mittens contain about 3.25oz and 4.0oz of material, respectively. These are available in the natural qiviut colour, which is a taupe, brown-grey. They make amazing gifts but make sure you think of yourself too!