Isabella Giesswein also manufactures hand-knitted plaids and throws suitable for every pillow collection. This product range as well as the pillows represent an irresistible eye-catcher and a cuddly companion. The plaids are characterized by the same color theme, feature the motifs of the pillows or the same knitting patterns as the rest of the collection.
Self-knitted plaids handcrafted for days on end
Anyone who has ever knitted a woolen blanket by himself knows how much work this implies! The hand-knitted woolen blankets are at least 140 cm wide. 70 to 80cm thereof are fastened on a knitting needle. In order to manufacture a plaid, two separate pieces must de knitted first and then sewn together in the middle. To achieve this, the layman would certainly require longer than the industrious homeworkers who complete these works of art in a few days under the guidance of Isabella Giesswein.
Since hand-knitted wool has the tendency to curl at the edge, all throws are crocheted by hand with a firm mesh line, thus lying evenly as a beautiful eye-catcher on the seating area or the couch.
Cuddly woolen blankets – decorative and cover blankets in one!
Clearly, the handmade woolen blankets and plaids from Isabella Giesswein are mainly an eye-catcher and stylish decoration for the county-house style or the rustic alpine look. However, the cuddly natural-colored grey and beige blankets are also perfectly suitable for reading and dreaming in the evenings on the sofa, as well as for the terrace when the days grow warmer, but the temperature is still very cool.
Isabella Giesswein also uses her tried and tested woolen mixture made of alpaca and merino wool for the handmade woolen blankets. This special sheep wool does not only provide a particularly soft wool, but also has good thermal properties, protecting the sheep from freezing cold and heat. Since it also doesn’t stain very easily, it is the ideal companion for the outdoors.
Advantages of a real wool blanket:
Wool has an insulating effect and protects against cold and heat.
Wool can absorb moisture, thus has a temperature-regulating effect and offers outstanding breathability.
Wool has warming properties like no other material, even when wet.
Wool doesn’t stain easily.
Wool is easy to clean and can be washed at 40°C in the washing machine (wool program).
Alpaca and merino wool aren’t prone to pilling.
Wool offers ageless beauty.
Wool contains lanolin, a natural oil that acts against bacteria.
Wool neutralizes odors.
Wool is particularly skin-friendly. The wool fiber resembles the structure of our skin.
Due to its natural properties, wool is resistant to house dust mites and molds, making it suitable for allergy sufferers.
Wool is not easily flammable.