Soft and warm

Reviewed by Katherine the avid veggie gardener from Los Altos, CA on Thursday, December 18, 2014
Very nice, and given that it is all lambswool, not a mix of wool and cashmere, it is softer than I expected.

I got the 04 color, green with black and cream and red plaid. I like the color, but it is not exactly like the photo. I'd say the green is a bit more towards a soft avocado, not as bright. The black is more of a very dark grey, and the red is not as raspberry as the photo, more like a bright tomato. Very attractive combination, and would work as an accent in many rooms.

Also, it is not super thick, but I think a washing would fluff it up. I have another Johnstons of Elgin which has been washed a couple of times, and that tends to fluff the wool up a bit. They are washable on a gentle cycle with low spin, cool or warm water. The main thing is not too much agitation while wet or damp--that is what shrinks wool. So definitely do not use the dryer. As one reviewer for another blanket pointed out, drycleaning is a very new technology. Originally, people washed wool.
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