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Wool Sofa Blanket: Alpaca, Chennile, Scottish wool, Merino, Virgin, Mohair, etc?

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I want a high quality blanket that could be used on the sofa while watching a movie? (very thick, heavy, etc) Something that immediately feels like a different caliber than a $5 Walmart polyester blanket. I'd like to keep this under $100, so cashmere is out. Can anyone compare or say anything about Alpaca, Scottish wool, Merino, Virgin, Mohair, etc? Is Scottish wool worth the premium over Alpaca wool? (edit) Summary of wools: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/wool-guide.html Restoration Hardware's Chenille Throw is a ripoff $80 for 30% rayon/70% poly ($5 at Walmart) http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories You can get a basic cotton Chenille starting at $20 100% acrylic chenille yarn http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=che...=p3286.c0.m359 Getting into wool... Alpaca Wool throw is around $50 http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=alp...l+throw&_rdc=1 Johnston's of Elgin is about $85 100% Scottish Wool http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,...w-Blanket.html Woolrich is also overpriced. The $70-$110 throws are poly/acrylic (ripoff) The $140 throws are 100% wool (overpriced) http://www.woolrich.com/woolrich/bro...FYHc4Aod5z0jfA
 

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I have a Johnstons of Elgin that I purchased at sierratradingpost. Looks like they still have several varieties (wool and cashmere blend). Classic looks and very warm.
 

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Any recs for a fur throw?
 

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Originally Posted by jenlain
I have a Johnstons of Elgin that I purchased at sierratradingpost. Looks like they still have several varieties (wool and cashmere blend). Classic looks and very warm.

No way I can justify spending $800 for a cashmere blanket

Are those $100-$200 wool blankets soft enough to be comfortable?
 

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Williams Sonoma Home has a cashmere throw for $200. I have one, and it is soft and warm. I recommend it.
 

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STP usually have some of the Johnstons in stock. This would be my choice for around 60-70. If you want to step up I would go with Drake's lambswool.
 

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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Williams Sonoma Home has a cashmere throw for $200. I have one, and it is soft and warm. I recommend it.

Huh, never even knew they had a home brand.
 

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