Merino wool has a much smaller diameter than lambswool, making it even softer and finer. These throws woven with 100% Merino wool are gorgeously light and soft and can worn over the shoulders as a wrap or lend themselves to being unique accents in the home.
Dating back to the 12th century, the Merino sheep have some of the finest and softest wool of any breed. Since the end of the 18th century, the breed was further refined in New Zealand and Australia, giving rise to the modern Merino.
These luxurious woolen throws are woven in Scotland using only 100% pure new lambs wool yarn. This makes them feel so soft to the touch This select range of throws has been chosen for their popularity as well as expressing the wide choice of colors used in tartan designs. They can be worn as a comforting shawl on cold winter days but perhaps more so as striking accents in the living room, den and bedroom.
The “Island” collection of wool throws is woven from wool harvested from the Shetland Sheep, an ancient breed of hardy sheep that are raised in the Northern Scottish islands called The Shetlands. The wool is washed and undyed therefore retaining its natural colors: browns, grays and cream.
They make for a perfect shawl on a cold winter’s night as well as a subtle accent for your home setting in the living room and bedroom. Each pattern is named after an island on the West Coast of Scotland.
These throws are woven using a blend of new wool (70%) and recycled fibers. Woven under license in India they are given a seal of approval by the Scottish Tartans Authority.
Their generous size makes them ideal as a picnic blanket when attending outdoor concerts or just having a picnic on a riverbank. But their quality at an affordable price also lends them to be used in interior design accents.
This design was inspired by the Outlander series and the cloak that Claire wore when she first passed through the portal in episode 1. Whilst Jamie enjoyed his whisky, she was more of a tea drinker. Hence the tartan is named Whisky and Tea.
The design was officially registered in 2017 with the Scottish Register of Tartans #11737