Lightweight yet warm
More decorative than budget throws
Machine washable and dryer safe
Limited color options
Not as soft as we expected
Not ideal for a household with pets
Stitching unraveled after one wash
Grandma’s old afghans are a thing of the past. Today, knit throw blankets are refreshingly stylish and lightweight. The Bedsure Knit Throw Blanket is a favorite amongst reviewers due to its soft texture and durable weave. Supposedly, this blanket is machine washable and safe for the dryer, too. After hearing so many good things about this throw, we were eager to see if it would live up to the hype. To gauge its comfort level, we cuddled up with this blanket for days on end. We also gave it a good washing to test its mettle. Read on to find out how the Bedsure Knit Throw Blanket fared in our home.
Material: Lightweight yet still warm
The Bedsure Knit Throw Blanket is made from 100 percent acrylic. The material is lightweight yet still quite warm, with a wool-like feel. When compared to wool, this synthetic fiber definitely has its advantages. It’s more resistant to damage from moths and chemicals and it’s easier to care for. Acrylic is also hypoallergenic—a great alternative for anyone that is sensitive to wool fibers. Unlike wool blankets, which we find to be a little scratchy, the Bedsure Knit Throw Blanket is completely smooth to the touch. We used the blanket for long periods of time without ever feeling itchy or uncomfortable. It didn’t shed at all either.
This knit throw is available in three neutral colors: gray, ash black, and flax gray. These colors options are ordinary enough to blend in with most decor, but if you’re looking to add a splash of color to your home, you will be hard pressed with this limited selection.
Measuring 50 x 60 inches, the Bedsure Knit Throw Blanket is perfect for wrapping yourself up and getting cozy, especially on a chilly night. This blanket seems to be versatile enough for all seasons. It was light enough to use on a warm summer day (with the air conditioning on low), but after about 45 minutes, we felt a little too warm with the blanket on. Thinking ahead, we like the idea that as the weather gets chillier, the dense weave will keep us nice and warm.
Texture: Not as soft as we expected
Although users rave about this blanket’s softness, we can’t say we were wowed by its texture. The Bedsure Knit Throw is lightweight and feels smooth to the touch, but we weren’t overly excited to cuddle up with it. We much prefer the plush comfort of a polyester or fleece blanket. Since we’re so accustomed to the supersoft texture of those blankets, the acrylic seems rougher in comparison, even though it’s still fairly soft.
Although users rave about this blanket’s softness, we can’t say we were wowed by its texture.
Your choice in a throw blanket all boils down to personal preference, particularly when it comes to the material. We own two dogs, which is another reason why we wouldn’t opt for an acrylic blanket. Whenever we get comfortable on a couch or armchair, our dogs want to snuggle up with us, preferably on our laps. Because it has a woven texture, we’re afraid the dogs’ nails will catch on the stitching and damage the blanket.
Although the acrylic material isn’t ideal for our household, we really like the look of this blanket. The weave is attractive and appears to be high-quality. We didn’t notice any loose threads or defects. In fact, the blanket seems to be woven perfectly. The border along the edges adds a little style and gives it a more decorative look.
Care: “Machine washable and dryer safe”—but we’re not sold
After removing the blanket from its packaging, we noticed it had a very faint chemical smell. The smell wasn’t super bothersome, but we figured it could use a good wash. Following the manufacturer’s care instructions (supplied on the blanket’s tag), we washed it alone on a cold cycle. We prefer to line dry most items to prevent them from shrinking in the dryer, but Bedsure says to tumble dry the blanket with no heat. We don’t have the option to turn off the heat on our dryer, but we do have a delicate setting on the temperature dial, so we used that. It took about 30 minutes for the blanket to fully dry.
When we removed the blanket from the dryer, we were disappointed to see that the stitching on two of the corners had begun to unravel. Based on one wash, we’re not confident that the Bedsure will stand up to multiple cleanings. On a positive note, we were relieved to discover that the blanket had maintained it shape and the chemical smell was gone. The blanket had also softened up considerably in the dryer.
When we removed the blanket from the dryer, we were disappointed to see that the stitching on two of the corners was beginning to unravel.
Price: Reasonable but not worth the money
The Bedsure Knit Throw Blanket ranges in price from $22 to $25, depending on the color that you choose. It’s an attractive and affordable throw, but we don’t think it will hold up well over time.
Competition: Softer options are available
Bedsure Sherpa Fleece Blanket: The Bedsure Sherpa Fleece Blanket ranges in price from $19 to $48, depending on the size and color you pick. This blanket gets rave reviews for having plush fleece on one side and supersoft sherpa on the other—providing unparalleled softness and snuggability. The Sherpa Throw is available in four sizes—throw, Twin, Queen, and King—and a great selection of colors to match almost any décor.
Qbedding Inc. Luxury Collection Fleece Throw: Ranging in price from $17 to $36 depending on the size you choose, the Qbedding Inc. Luxury Collection Fleece Throw is another affordable favorite. Made from 100 percent polyester, this blanket is supersoft and quite resistant to static and shedding. It’s available in four different sizes and an impressive array of color options from ivory and burgundy to pink leopard and dark chocolate.
- Product Name Knit Throw Blanket
- Product Brand Bedsure
- Price $24.99
- Weight 1.9 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 12.6 x 10.2 x 3.9 in.
- Color Gray, ash black, and flax gray
- Material Acrylic