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).