A blanket can keep you warm and cozy on a cold winter night or chase away the chill of spring mornings. The warmth, weight, and texture that you like will determine which blanket you choose.
The warmest blankets are those with thicker blankets such as cashmere blankets and cotton fleece blankets. Warmth is maintained by the warmth trapped between the fibers of a fuzzy blanket or napped blanket. This is why a super soft & warm throw blanket is excellent insulation.
The fabric's ability to retain moisture is just as important as its thickness.
All-natural fibers, including silk, cotton, linen, and wool, are absorbent.
Synthetic fibers like nylon, polyester, and acrylic are not.
Absorbent fabrics are more comfortable as they wick moisture away from your skin while also leaving you with a layer of warm and dry air.
Be aware that blankets can be washed in hot soapy water if you have allergies. This is why cotton is a great choice. For those who have allergies to wool, a down-filled blanket can be a great choice. Synthetic down-filled blankets will also work well for those with down allergies.
Compare Your Options
A down blanket or down throw is thinner and lighter than a down comforter. Warm air is trapped between the down clusters of a blanket, which keeps you warm and light without adding weight.
Lightweight to Midweight
Synthetic fibers like nylon, acrylic, and polyester tend to be extremely soft. Most electric blankets are made from synthetic materials.
Bamboo fabric is luxuriously soft and lightweight. It has a smooth hand and a flowing drape. These fabrics, also known as rayon from bamboo, are well-known for their soft, comfortable, and absorbent qualities.
Linen is hypoallergenic and moisture-wicking. It adjusts to your body's temperature to keep you cool in summer and warm during winter. Every wash makes linen soften.
Silk blankets are known for their strength, softness, and warmth. Silk has natural antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Silk blankets should be dry cleaned.
Wool & Cashmere:
Midweight – Heavyweight
Wool blankets tend to be heavier and warmer than other fabrics. Wool fibers are made from the fleeces of sheep, lambs, goats, alpacas, llamas, and alpacas. The most popular type of wool is that from sheep.