I received the throw several days ago. When I removed it from the package it had a bad smell. Not that plastic type of smell, more of a foul odor. I followed the washng instructions found on this site. Washed in cold water, mild detergent, gentle cycle. Dried on gentle as well. Opened the dryer and to my dismay there were piles of lint covering the entire inside surface of the dryer. The lint filter had an inch of fiber on it. I removed the throw and gave it a gentle shake. Lint balls everywhere. Some of the yarn strands bwere broken to reveal holes in the throw. And it still has a faint foul smell. I'll be checking the return policy on this. This is my fifth order from O and maybe the last!
I used this blanket as a beanbag cover for a newborn shoot. After laying one newborn on the blanket briefly, I pulled the blanket out and noticed many unravels. I had just opened the blanket before the shoot. Very cheaply made and will not purchase again!!!
Dont buy this. Its is too loosely knitted. One snag could create big holes. The fuzz of the fabric gets all over your clothes and carpet and if you have fans or A/C going it gets in your eyes or nose. Bad choice on my part and the only item I have ever bought from Overstock that was so inferior.
This blanket sheds everywhere. I have pieces of thread from this blanket all over the house, I mean everywere, my cloths, sheets, on my rug, sofa. Unreal! I plan to wash it and dry it this weekend, maybe that will help. I wish I would have purchased something locally. Anyway, that's that.
While this blanket had a great price and great colors, I probably should have opted to pay more for better quality. The weave in the blanket is so loose that your fingers and toes easily pull the loops out. It also has a slightly funny smell -- I haven't washed it yet so that could help. Otherwise, the aqua color is great.
These blankets are very nice, except that they catch on EVERYTHING! I wear a watch, and it is constantly catching on the loose knit of these blankets, and pulling the threads. I use them for covering my beanbags during my photography sessions...and I am disappointed at how easily they catch on everything. Again, because of the loose knit on them. But, they are beautiful!