1 | .86 Coarse Yarns

The .86, a 480-yard-per-pound bulky single, was originally made as a weaving yarn and is patterned after the hard spun rug yarn associated with the long-wearing Navajo rugs of the first half of the twentieth century. The sample yarns were harvested from a fragment of a plate XXVIII JB Moore era Crystal “storm pattern.”


Skeins of .86 coarse yarns are 1/4 pound / 113 grams (approximately 120 yards / 110 meters).


From creating 4 selvage weavings on vertical looms to large hand-woven paneled area rugs on European style horizontal looms to weaving guitar straps on multi-heddle power looms, this yarn has been used by weavers across cultural lines, both as a weft and as warp.  It crochets and knits into sturdy outerwear and bags.

2 | 1.5 Coarse Yarns

The 1.5 is an 840 ypp Aran weight single.  Like the .86, it is spun of Navajo Churro and natural color Rambouillet wool. It has a lighter twist than the .86. Being double-coated, like Icelandic and Shetland sheep, Navajo Churro produces a durable insulating yarn for knitting.  Blanket weavers find it has a softer hand than the .86 yarn, spun of the same fiber.  Restorers like that it can be used as-is, opened for better coverage, or tightened for finer rugs. Some Diné weavers have found that more intricate and contemporary designs could be executed with the 1.5 than with the .86.


Skeins of 1.5 coarse yarns are 1/4 pound / 113 grams (approximately 210 yards/190 meters).

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