The Crocheted Baby Blanket is made with 1/4 thickness of the standard chunky wool and is perfect for use either over a light 100% cotton sheet or as a pillow soft top below the cover sheet. Made of 100% wool skeins imported directly from Europe, Merino worsted wool is amazingly soft and gentle to the touch. Combed lengths remove the small kinked fibers that typically people find makes wool itchy to the skin. Available in 46 colors and 6 stitch patterns, each hand-made to order. This blanket is measured to 28″ x 34″ in a relaxed state. The advantage of Merino Wool is that it breaths which helps with regulating baby body temperature. In summer it wicks perspiration away and winter by still providing warmth. Today sports wear is utilizing Merino Wool due to these natural properties.