Wool blankets are making a comeback (did they ever really go out of style?). The classic wool blanket is the epitome of modern cabin living. Every cabin needs a pile of them for chilly evenings. We don’t think you can ever have enough wool blankets to make your home cozy and keep you and your guests warm at night.
Benefits of Wool Blankets
Wool is a durable and resilient material that can last for decades. Particularly when cared for properly, wool can be tough yet luxurious. The fabric is warm but breathable. It’s even been touted for a better night’s sleep.
Here is some information about wool you may not know.
Warm but Cool – to state the obvious, wool is warm. That’s because it’s a good insulator. Wool holds tiny air pockets within the fiber that circulate heat. So wool will keep you warm when you’re chilled. But did you know it will also cool you when it’s hot? That’s because wool wicks away moisture so you stay dry and cool even when it is hot outside.
Low Maintenance – wool is an incredibly resilient fiber that requires very little maintenance. A pure wool blanket is generally dry clean only (unless specifically states it’s machine washable). But generally, wool blankets don’t need to be cleaned often. Shake blanket, air outside, and spot cleaning is all you need.
Environmentally friendly – wool is biodegradable and a renewable resource. The wool comes from sheared sheep and other animals (goats, alpacas) that regrow their coats.
Hypoallergenic– although wool can have a bad reputation for allergies, wool allergies are actually rare. Wool is considered hypoallergenic as it doesn’t allow dust mites to flourish.
Soft – Wool is sometimes associated with itchiness. It’s true that some wool is softer than others. Rough scratchy wool is definitely a thing, but so is softer fluffy wool. It depends on the quality, type of wool, and how it’s spun. Some of the softest wool is cashmere wool or superfine merino wool.
Better Sleep – Wool is touted for a better night’s sleep due to its breathability. Many people tend to overheat in bed which wakes them up. Wool is a breathable fiber that acts as a natural insulator, so unlike synthetic material, you won’t overheat. Which leads to optimum sleep.
Every modern cabin needs a stack of cozy wool blankets and we’ve rounded up our favorites.
Best Wool Blankets
Woolrich Hudson Bay Blanket
The scarlet Woolrich blanket is a classic piece that is the epitome of modern cabin decor. These iconic 100% wool blankets are made in England. The wool is soft and warm, even on the coldest nights. The most classic design features a green, red, yellow, and indigo stripe on a white blanket. We love this rich scarlet one as well for it’s saturated color.
Pendleton Los Ojos Wool Blanket
This Pendleton Los Ojos blanket completes your modern cabin bedroom with it’s clean geometric pattern. One of American’s heritage brands, Pendleton is known for quality and luxury. It has been a family-owned and operated company for six generations. Pendleton still weaves most of its wool textiles in its Pacific Northwest mills. The brand is known for its patterns which are inspired by Native American designs and legends. We love this black and white geometric blanket to complement your modern cabin vibe.
Desert Breeze Alpaca and Sheep Wool Blanket
This Desert Breeze Blanket is thick and cozy, made from luxuriously soft 50% Alpaca and 50% Merino Wool. The animals are raised high in the Andes Mountains and blankets are manufactured at a family-owned mill in Peru. The blend of wool results in a thick, soft and breathable blanket that you will love. Bonus, this one is machine washable as well as dry clean. The only downside is it might be hard to get out of bed on a cold morning.
Pendelton Eco-Wise Blanket
There’s so much to love about this blanket. We can’t resist buffalo plaid for modern cabin decor – it’s both rustic and modern. This blanket translates to pure coziness. This Eco-Wise blanket from Pendelton is made from 100% pure renewable wool but is machine washable. We love it for its softness and convenience to wash it without fading or shrinking. It is also made in America and passes strict sustainability standards.
Woolly Mammoth Woolen Co. Merino Wool Blanket
The Woolly Mammoth blanket is made from 80% premium virgin Merino wool. It’s both durable and soft. The blanket has a milled finish which creates a denser blanket and it’s finished with a whipstitch for a timeless finish. Ideal for adding a layer to your cabin bed or taking it with you on outdoor adventures. Put an extra one in your car for emergency preparedness.
Biddy Murphy Merino and Cashmere Blanket
This luxurious Merino blanket from Biddy Murphy is 95% merino wool and 5% cashmere for supreme softness. This classic Irish blanket is the perfect throw for your cabin beds. The merino wool is warm and the cashmere adds softness for a winning combination.
Spencer & Whitney wool blanket
Made from 100% Australian wool, this blanket comes from Spencer & Whitney, a company with over 70 years of wool textile experience. It is a lightweight blanket but still provides warmth. It’s finished with satin piping which makes for soft edges. It’s priced for affordable luxury.
The Tartan Blanket Co. Recycled Wool Blanket
These traditional Scottish blankets from The Tartan Blanket Company add a touch of class to your modern cabin. They are made from 70% recycled wool and the remaining 30% is from mixed fibers that would otherwise end up at the landfill. So you can feel good about snuggling under this soft and warm blanket.
Alpakitas Alpaca Throw Blanket
This family-owned business uses local woman artisans in Ecuador to handcraft these special blankets. Each one may vary slightly due to them being made by hand. They also come with a lifetime warranty. While the Alpakitas Alpaca Throws are not 100% wool, the fabric mix makes them both warm and soft (60% Alpaca, 40% Acrylic). These are great for taking outdoors around the fire pit for extra warmth. While dry cleaning is recommended, they can also be washed on a gentle cycle making them easy to care for and long-lasting.
Swiss Army Military Wool Blanket
If you’re looking for something utilitarian, this Swiss Army Military Wool Blanket can’t be beat for value and function. This blanket is a thick and warm wool blend, with 70% wool. Dry Clean Only. It’s affordable price tag makes it even more attractive.