Using a mixture of both lambswool and merino wool makes a more luxuriously tartan wool blanket.
Royal Stewart Tartan
The best known of all Scottish tartans, the Royal Stewart is the tartan of the Royal House of Stewart and the personal tartan of the reigning monarch. Theoretically it cannot be used or worn without the express permission of HM The Queen. In practice however, this is the most popular tartan ever woven and can be seen on a huge range of products. The genie is well and truly out of the bottle, so the theory rather evaporates.
Blanket Size - 69” x 62” with a 3” fringe
Caring for your Merino wool blanket :
Since wool is naturally repellent to dirt, most wool blankets do not need regular washing. Instead, wool blankets can be shaken and brushed.
Step 1: Shake It
Take your blanket outside and shake it hard a few times.
Step 2: Get Out the Dirt
Then bring it back inside and hang it up in an area where there is air flow to let more dirt fall out.
Step 3: Brush It
After a few hours, lay the blanket flat on the ground and brush it with a soft-bristle fabric brush. Make sure to brush down the length of the blanket so the bristles are all laying in the same direction. Brushing in multiple directions will damage the fibers.
The General Rule for all pure wool blankets is to always wash in cold water and gently wring or roll. Use a wool soap such as Eucalan. A hand wash or delicate wash cycle and low-action washer spin on modern appliances can produce a good result.