All of the handknit Qiviut scarves come in village patterns derived from traditional aspects of village life and the Eskimo culture. It is possible to determine where an item was made simply by looking at the pattern. The scarves measure approximately 12" wide and four feet long. This is not an exact size, however, due to the fact that each knitter is an individual, allowing for the variation in size. Still the number of stitches in each scarf is the same and the knitting is of a very high quality. All patterns are copyrighted for the use of the members and are NOT for sale.
Nelson Island Light Weight Scarves
The Nelson Island Diamond pattern is used by members from Nightmute, Tununak, Newtok, and Toksook Bay, a cluster of small villages near the coast of Kangirlvar Bay. Like the Bethel Parka Decoration design, it was also derived from designs found on parka and kuspuk trims.
Mekoryuk Light Weight Scarves
From the village of Mekoryuk, on Nunivak Island, comes the Harpoon pattern. This pattern was derived from a 1200 year-old ivory harpoon head found on the island.
Bethel Light Weight Scarves
Bethel, the hub of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and Quinhagak knit the Parka Decoration design. Variations of this pattern are often found on the trim of parkas and kuspuks.
Unalakleet Light Weight Scarves
The village of Unalakleet, located on the coast of Norton Sound, knits the Wolverine Mask pattern. This design was developed from a wolverine mask used in traditional dances. *Fewer members knit this pattern, and it may be out of stock.
Heavy Weight Aleutian Scarf
This pattern was developed and chosen by the members from the Aleutians during the knitters workshop in that area. It depicts clusters of Sea Urchins that are so common in that area. There are only a few members from the Aleutians knitting at this time.
Heavy Weight Seal Hunt Scarf
Designed by Martha Evan from Marshall. This is a Story Scarf she says. “You can see the Seal Hunters as the arrows, waiting by the hole in the ice for the seal. All around them are the ice ridges.” Martha Evan designed this scarf and was the only one to knit it for many years. As she grew older and her hands would not allow her to knit anymore, she sold the pattern to the Co-Op. We now have it knitted by a few very skilled members.
Heavy Weight Sea Otter Scarf
This design came out of an Aleutian knitters workshop, and depicts two Sea Otters playing. Using your imagination you should be able to see how they swirl and tumble in play, showing their tails and a paw each. This design is quite difficult to knit and is only knitted by a few very skilled members.
Our handknit stoles come in two village patterns derived from traditional aspects of village life and the Eskimo culture. The stole may be draped on the shoulders or wrapped around the head, and measures approximately five feet long by 18 inches wide. This is not an exact size, however, due to the fact that each knitter is an individual, allowing for the variation in size. Still the number of stitches in the stole is the same and each stole is of a very high quality.
Nelson Island's Diamond pattern Stole
The Nelson Island Diamond pattern is used by members from Nightmute, Tununak, Newtok, and Toksook Bay, a cluster of small villages near the coast of Kangirlvar Bay. This diamond pattern is derived from designs found on parka and kuspuk trims.
We do not sell the fiber, patterns, or the yarn used by our members.
We have a limited quantity of BULKY QIVIUT yarn which we are making available in a Cap Kit.
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