Do you feel cold? Or are you more of a warm person? Perhaps you find wool itchy, or perhaps you think there’s nothing quite like real wool for ultimate comfort. At LINUM, we have several popular variants in our range, and this guide will help you choose the right one for you.
I TEND TO GET HOT RATHER THAN COLD – WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Do you tend to feel hot rather than cold? Do you prefer to take off an extra layer rather than add one? If so, then you’re probably a naturally warm person. Wool is a fantastic material that breathes well and adds real warmth. However, wool can feel sticky if you are prone to sweating. The temperature rises quickly with wool, and even if the blanket feels comfy over your legs at first, the heat can soon fill your whole body. VERTIGO in 100% wool is a good alternative in this case, as it has all of wool’s excellent properties, but is light and thin. However, DROTTNINGHOLM is perhaps the most versatile of the blankets as it is made of 100% cotton. Cotton provides a very comfortable warmth, never gets sticky and is also easy to wash and maintain. DROTTNINGHOLM is coarsely knitted and has a natural weight that gives you a feeling of being enveloped and has similar properties to a weighted blanket.
I TEND TO GET COLD RATHER THAN HOT – WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Do you always pack an extra top? Or ask for a blanket when on the outdoor terrace, even in July and high summer? Then you’re probably more of a cold person who doesn’t like to feel chilly. Our BOGART blanket in 100% wool is a really lovely alternative, as it is a little thicker in texture, but without feeling too heavy or awkward. The dimensions are generous, which means the blanket covers a large part of the body, regardless of whether it is swept around the shoulders or placed over the legs and abdomen on the sofa. BOGART also has a hand-twisted fringe, which adds a lovely detail. Our range also includes KUNGSHOLMEN, a discreet bone-coloured blanket named after a central district in Stockholm. KUNGSHOLMEN is made of 100% washed wool, which gives it a rich and exclusive texture. Wool provides a safe warmth and breathes well. However, wool can be a matter of taste, as it can feel sticky. So make sure you always try the blanket first when buying.
HOW TO CARE FOR MY BLANKET
LINUM’s wool blankets should be dry cleaned, and this is really a recommendation worth following. Only use authorised dry cleaners and check current practices. Sometimes, it’s worth taking a photo of the blanket beforehand, in case damage occurs during cleaning. Wool blankets can show pilling over time. This is easy to remove with a good pilling machine or appropriate comb. Cotton rugs are easy to wash and take care of yourself. As DROTTNINGHOLM is heavy, it should be dried flat in order to preserve the shape. Cotton can fade over time as it is a dyed natural fabric.
Blankets often benefit from a good airing, so hang your blanket out a few times per season. Avoid letting pets lie on woolen blankets as their hair gets wedged into the wool fibres and can be very hard to get removed.