Here is a new-to-me Qiviut blend sock yarn from Arctic Qiviut in Alaska.
This blend is 35% Qiviut 40% Superwash Merino 15% Bamboo and 10% Nylon. Colour Natural. Approximately 375 yards/100 grams. Hand wash in cool water, dry flat recommended.
This is quite a different blend than what I’ve been knitting (70/20/10 qiviut/merino/nylon) and it is approximately the same gauge.
This yarn has a luxurious feel – but not quite as baby’s bum – less I think to the lower % qiviut than to the presence of the bamboo which adds a silk type luster (and added strength) to the mix. While not field tested on my feet yet, the yarn has a sturdier feel to it and the increase in merino gives some extra elasticity as well.
I squeaked the first pair of Large from 100 g skein. On the second pair I was a few yards short. So if I had only one skein left and needed a Large pair I’d shorten up the leg about 5 rows just to be safe. (This pair: 25 row topper, 90 row leg, 80 row foot.)
I also have another blend of Qiviut to try from Arctic Qiviut – but you’ll have to wait until I play with it before I share.