Qiviuk Webs Scarf by Gayle Roehm

Qiviuk Webs Scarf

October 2007
Lace ?
23 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, before washing and blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
217 - 434 yards (198 - 397 m)
see notes below
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This pattern is available from interweavestore.com for $4.50.

Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Holiday 2007: “Qiviut is among the most exotic of hand knitting fibers: Collected from the down coat of the Arctic musk ox, the fiber is lighter and finer than cashmere and many times warmer than wool. Gayle Roehm says, ‘The yarn is so light and airy that it feels like a spider’s web. In that spirit, I created a lacy design for the tam the mimics the slightly irregular look of a web and incorporated Shetland web and spider motifs in the scarf.’ The open gauge and lace stitches in the Qiviuk Webs Tam and Scarf make a little precious fiber go a long way.”

Finished Size:

  • Wide scarf: 8” wide and 75” long, after washing and blocking.
  • Narrow scarf: 5” wide and 73” long, after washing and blocking

Yarn: Jacques Cartier Clothier Qiviuk (100% qiviut; 217 yd 198 m/28 g): #4008 maroon: 2 balls for wide scarf, 1 ball for narrow scarf.

Needles: Scarf—size 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Additional Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” after washing and blocking.

Notes from Interweave Knits, Holiday 2007:

  • “The wide scarf is worked in garter stitch lace in one piece, beginning with the lower edging. After working lace patterns and the long center section, the lace patterns are worked again. Then the upper edging is knitted onto the remaining scarf stitches.”
  • “The narrow scarf only requires one ball of the recommended yarn. To allow you to use every inch of the precious Qiviuk, you’ll knit the first end of the scarf with its lace patterns, put this section on a holder, then knit the other end, followed by the long stretch of acre patterning. When you have a yard or two left, graft the first end onto the scarf in progress.”
  • Matching tam pattern

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holder (narrow scarf only); tapestry needle

Pattern on page 60 & 62. Photos on page 33.