I must say , this throw does have a slight " coarsness " to the feel of it ...BUT I have not ever experienced itchiness ... and I do have several . I have owned them for years now and I believe the quality , beauty and utility far surpasses any possible deficit honestly . I often cover my grandchildren when napping , with these and they dont seem to notice or experience any issues at all . If you feel that there is an issue I would suggest placing a cotton sheet underneath . They are very warm and durable . If cared for properly they can be handed down for generations ... such is the quality . I hopes this helps your choices .
This is not itchy in my opinion.