Wool Blankets for keeping cool in the summer

A wool blanket for all seasons.

I feel that it is a misnomer that wool blankets and wool throws are only for cold weather.

I often get comments that wool blankets are a seasonal product. Whilst winter and the cooler months is what you associate wool and cosiness with, wool blankets are perfect for using all year round.

I know that may surprise some of you and you may think that the thought of wool on a hot summers’ day is just plain crazy.

Please bear with me. Wool is widely acknowledged to be perfect for keeping you warm and toasty in the cold months. Thanks to the breathability of wool, it can actually keep you cool in the summer and warm weather.

Wool is highly breathable

Wool is one of the most breathable fibres around. This is because the structure of wool fibres means they absorb moisture, which is then wicked away and evaporates into the air. Wool is even more breathable than cotton. Man made fibres are just not breathable at all. They retain heat, make you sweat and you get that horrible hot sweaty feeling. Polyester is just not able to breathe.

Wool helps regulate body temperature

Due to wool's ability to breathe in contrast to synthetics, wool is an active fibre that reacts to changes in body temperature. This means it helps you stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot. A wool blanket or throw on the bed can help you get a more comfortable night’s sleep on hot summer nights. I have frequently just slept under a merino wool throw and stayed at the perfect temperature.

Wool blanket on a bed


Wool blankets layered on the bed adds charm and style to your bedroom. Wool blankets also help you to regulate your body temperature sleep more comfortably

Wool is odour resistant

As wool absorbs moisture vapour there will be less sweat on your body. Wool fibres have a natural protective outer layer that also helps prevent stains from being absorbed, plus it generates very little static, so it attracts less dust and lint. Wool blankets generally need to be washed less than other fabrics because they naturally h. resist dirt and odours. A good shake and an air outside on a washing line is often all that’s needed to keep them fresh.

Wool is self-cleaning

I know this is quite a statement, but bear with me. The keratin in wool breaks down bacteria naturally. The core of each wool fibre strand is composed of two types of cells that absorb different amounts of moisture. One type swells more than the other causing a constant motion between the two. This characteristic creates a mechanical, self-cleaning effect.

Most wool blankets are machine washable

Country Mouse sells a wide range of wool throws that are machine washable, so you don’t have to worry when taking your blanket out for a summer picnic, or star gazing.


 Wool Blanket on an outdoor bench

Wool blankets are perfect for use outdoors in the warmer months. Transform your outdoor space with colour and texture.


Which type of wool is warmest?

All types of wool will keep you warm, and have temperature regulating properties to help you stay cool in hot weather. However, merino wool is my throw of choice for warmer weather.  Merino lambswool fibres have a unique crimped structure that create tiny air pockets to trap extra warmth. Country Mouse’s merino wool throws and wool blankets are very soft and warm, while also being lightweight and drapey. This makes merino blankets really versatile in all seasons.

Merino blanket on a bed

 Merino wool blankets are lightweight, very soft and drapey. Perfect for use during the warmer months,

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