I purchased the ivory blanket for king size bed. It does look like the top is a cable knit, but I knew from other comments that it wasn't. It has a very soft velour feel. The king size does hang over a good 4" on each side which is nice. I like that it is warm yet lightweight and doesn't slide off bed. It isn't super attractive, but will be nice for winter. For price and quality, 5 stars.