Reviewed by Dandy like a Dandelion from New York on Monday, June 20, 2011
These blankets are COLD WATER WASHABLE. Johnston of Elgin praises itself for manufacturing woolen goods since 1797. Do you think that they had dry cleaners back then? Or do you think that Scotts were using these blankets for a while and, once dirtied up, they were discarding them? The answers to both questions are: No. They were washing these blankets then, they wash these blankets now. HOW TO WASH THIS BLANKET: (a) use cold water (avoid warm temp. water because warm water could cause fleecing and/or bleeding of colours), (b) either hand wash or machine wash on hand-wash cycle (fast spinning would untangle fringes), (c) use very delicate soap (I use Woolite or Kookaburra Wash), (d) lay it flat to have it dry (no high temp. dryers! I usually just fold a blanket in two and hang it over the ironing boards and leave it there to dry overnight, or take it to a room with a ceiling fan on and leave it to dry there). So, if you (like me) don't like chemicals and having your items mass dry-cleaned with other people's items, simply wash these blankets. This is my second review on "how to" about these blankets. I washed my JofE Shetland and Hebridean throws too, all with the same result: the wash beautifully (we have a cat and hairballs happen, so I wash these blankets). This particular blanket, JofE Lambswool Throw, is my favourite of all; it is very warm and soft (softer than Shetland or Hebridean), the size is perfect to use it as a pled to cover legs while reading/watching TV, etc. It's great to have it in a car for a potential emergency in winter, and these blankets works great as a Christmas/Holiday gifts. I like so many of the colours [...] that it seems there's no end to buying them ... and with Sierra's prices, one cannot go wrong. So, buy, use and feel free to wash them.
Best Uses: Year-round
Pros: Attractive Design, Cold-water washable, Comfortable, Easy To Clean, Warm