This blanket is a great blanket to layer above your sheets for added warmth. It's made out of a merino and acrylic blend, but it's not so scratchy. I haven't tried to wash it yet, but I think that washing it in cold water and line drying it should work out well, despite the instructions to dry clean only. The gray pattern I got is handsome enough to cover your bed. Overall, I'm satisfied with this product at this price point and would buy it again; although I covet pure wool blankets, this one is a great deal at a fraction of the price.