This is true artisan craftsmanship ! when you look close it’s a herringbone pattern, from a distance you just see the beautiful color of blue denim. This throw goes so well in my decor I’ve used it on the sofa ,over the end of the bed, and Wrapped around me on the porch on a cold night. The wool is so soft it’s not scratchy at all. The blanket does not feel heavy, yet it keeps you very warm. This would be the perfect gift ; they come in a variety of colors and go with every decor. If you have fond memories of Ireland , as I do ,it is even more special-its great to support the artisans in their small shops.