12 Best Wool Blankets That’ll Keep You Bundled Up in Style

updated Jan 2, 2024
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There’s just something about cold weather that makes everyone want to snuggle up with a good book, a great cup of tea, and the best wool blanket money can buy. Since budgets are often limited, we did the work for you and rounded up 12 of our favorite finds at a range of prices. But before we get to shopping, be warned: A good wool blanket is often an investment. Why is wool worth the price, you ask? Prepare to meet the warmest, most durable, longest-lasting throw blanket you’ll ever own.

Benefits of Wool Blankets

  • Their thick fibers have a natural protective layer that prevents stains and dust from collecting.
  • It’s breathable and temperature regulating, so you’ll always stay at the perfect temperature no matter the weather.
  • It’s water-resistant and will continue to keep you warm even when it’s wet, making it perfect for camping or outdoor activities!
  • It’s sustainable and naturally renewable — plus its durability means it will last for years instead of creating more trash.

How to Wash a Wool Blanket

Like cashmere and other specialty fabrics, one of the first things people wonder about when shopping for a wool blanket is maintenance. So, can you wash a wool blanket? Well, it depends. One look at the care instructions for your blanket will let you know what you’re in for, but in general many wool blankets will have to be dry-cleaned. However, there are a few that are washer-safe so be sure you’re aware of which camp your pick falls into before purchasing. Oh, and when it comes to drying, opt for air drying as throwing it in the dryer can lead to shrinkage. For an in-depth look at how to clean all wool products, check out our guide on How to Wash Wool.

Do you have a wool blanket that you adore? We want to hear all about it! Tell us about your favorite finds in the comments below!

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Crafted by the legendary Pendelton Woolen Mills at its Pacific Northwest Mills, this 100 percent pure virgin wool blanket is hard to beat. Coming in at a roomy 54 inches x 66 inches, its evergreen color scheme is a can't-miss. Pro-tip: These smaller-sized blankets make a great gift for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Made from the finest, soft virgin lambswool, this pure wool blanket from Brooklinen is a gorgeous addition to any home. Handmade in Germany by a 100-year-old family mill, it features a chic design woven in a super versatile shade of gray that you'll love curling up with all year long.

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For an especially affordable find, check out the Arcturus Military Wool Blanket. Made from a a blend of wool and synthetic fibers, this blanket is loom-woven and hemmed on all sides with contrast lock stitching making this a pick that's as stylish as it is warm. The best part? It's also washable. Plus, reviewers say it gets softer and softer with each wash!

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At first touch, you'll be won over by Casper's Pinstripe Plaid Throw. Made from sweater-soft wool with an inviting plaid design, it comes in three colors and is finished with a stylish fringe. This blanket is also pet-owner-approved, meaning it's super durable.

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Faribault Woolen Mill

The Faribault Woolen Mill Co. in Minnesota has been a staple of the American wool industry since the 1800s, so it's no surprise that they make some of the best wool blankets out there. This design, made with 100% merino wool, features red, black, and cream stripes.

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This Poyet Motte blanket stands out from the rest due to its ability to be warm and cozy while also remaining lightweight. It's made from 100% virgin wool in Cours-La-Ville, France, and it comes in four different colorways.

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We recently tested a host of blankets for our throw blanket Best List, and when it came to a cold-weather favorite, this wool pick from Overland came out on top. With a print that makes it look like something out of the log cabin of our dreams, this blanket features an alpaca/wool/nylon blend that we found to be just right when it comes to making a warm yet lightweight wool throw.

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Featuring Woolrich's iconic buffalo check plaid design, this classic-looking throw is high quality but moderately priced for a wool blanket of this caliber. Coming in at 50 inches x 60 inches and available in three colors, it's perfect to throw on your couch or bring camping.

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L.L. Bean

This L.L. Bean blanket is meant to fit on your bed, so at 90 inches x 80 inches, it's a lot larger than the typical wool throw. It's made from heirloom-quality (aka washable) wool exclusively designed for the brand by Pendleton Woolen Mills, and it has a great yarn-dyed herringbone design (available in two colors).

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If you don't have one already, you've seen these soft chunky blankets all over Instagram and Pinterest. This handmade one from Etsy is made of 100 percent merino wool and is super cozy at 40 inches x 60 inches.

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Desert Breeze makes several super-thick wool blankets, all handwoven with a luxuriously soft alpaca and merino wool blend in Peru. This wool blanket offers a unique blend of earth tones and neutral colors, making it a cozy upgrade anyone would love.

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Design Within Reach

The ultimate luxury blanket, this throw from Fells Andes is made from 100% Peruvian baby alpaca wool. Its classic contemporary style will look at home anywhere, from a cozy cabin to an industrial loft.