As others have said, this blanket has a nice tight weave, yet is not really heavy. I bought another on Overstock for less money and though it did have a tight weave it was SUPER heavy. This is just the right weight for what I wanted, a blanket for use over a sheet in the summer and with a comforter in the winter. As someone else mentioned, I did have one quality issue with a snag in one spot, but definitely not worth returning it for and since it will mostly be under a comforter it was not a concern. It is very soft and big enough for my king bed. No issues washing or drying, overall I'm very happy with this blanket.