Reviewed by MJDC from Wash, DC on Thursday, January 24, 2013
This is a beautiful blanket BUT if you are thinking that it is a substitute for the Johnstons Utility Blankets, think again. This lacks the thickness, softness, and durability of the Johnstons. This is a very nice blanket, but it is much thinner and a bit more scratchy. It is still soft enough to cuddle up with though. It doesn't provide near the warm or weight of the Johnstons though.
Reviewed by Chloe from Connecticut on Friday, December 28, 2012
We use these throws on the chairs by the fire on cold nights. They are a perfect weight, not heavy, and they are soft wool. These throws hold their shape, don't wrinkle and have a beautiful color combination. I love them so much I got one in another color to use as a bed scarf, and to curl up under and read. Truly beautiful!
Reviewed by yaysockpuppet from Columbus, OH on Friday, December 28, 2012
I bought this as a gift for my husband who has asked the last few years for a "tartan throw". He lived in England for a while and was enamored by the folks who would sit on their porches in all kinds of weather reading the paper with these throws on their laps. I know I needed something fairly authentic or it wouldn't work, but I think wool is scratchy and I was nervous that it would be too uncomfortable to be worthwhile. When it arrived I was SUPER impressed that it was so danged soft! But I was a little nervous that it was so thin, like almost as thin as wool fabric off the bolt. When my husband unwrapped it he was stoked! He said it was perfect and it was exactly like the ones he saw in England. WOOT!