Folded blue ombre merino wool throw by The British Blanket Company
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A woman wrapped in large blue ombre merino wool blanket
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A stack of wool blankets from the Shipping Forecast collection
A folded blue ombre merino wool blanket on top a wooden table with a blue ripple wool throw behind it
Video introducing wool blankets from the Shipping Forecast collection by The British Blanket Company

Shipping Forecast 'Ocean Ombre' Merino Throw

Regular price£119.99

  • Free UK delivery over £80
  • Low stock - 9 items left
  • Inventory on the way

140cm x 190cmMade in Britain

100% Merino lambswool

Introducing 'Shipping Forecast', our 2022 Special Edition blanket collection. Inspired by the natural colours of the British coastline, this luxurious throw is woven from soft and light merino lambswool. The 'Ocean Ombre' blanket combines seven tonal blue shades on the face, with a mottled grey reverse. Made in an historic mill on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border, this beautiful throw is an heirloom of the future. Scroll down to learn more about our inspiration.

Wash: Dry clean only.

Dry: Dry clean only.

Maintain: Pilling (bobbles) may form in areas of friction and can be removed with a pilling comb. Not recommended for areas of high wear.

Click for our full Wool Care Guide.
Large Throw Bed Size Guide
  • Proportions shown on standard UK double mattress (dotted line = king size)
  • Also ideal for one or two people snuggling on the sofa
  • The large throw is our most popular and versatile size
  • Longer measurement includes length of tassels (approx. 10cm both ends)
  • See product description above for dimensions of this design
  • Imperial conversion approx. 5’ x 6’


Free UK standard delivery over £80. This is Royal Mail 2nd Class on smaller parcels. Delivery on orders under £80 is £3.99. Spend £150 for a free DPD upgrade.

Royal Mail 1st Class (£4.99) and DPD 1-2 working days (£7.99) upgrades are also available. For full delivery information, visit our delivery page.

Despatch Time We despatch every day Monday - Friday and orders placed before 1pm are usually sent the same day. We do not despatch on Friday afternoon, Saturday or Sunday - these will be sent on Monday.

Returns: orders can be returned within 14 days. See our returns page for full details.

International Delivery is unfortunately unavailable at this time.

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The British Blanket Company - The Shipping Forecast

Inspired by the coastline which wraps around our beautiful islands


Taking inspiration from The British Isles, our Special Edition collections push the boundaries of what's possible in weave design. Our new "Ripple" pattern incorporates curved lines which are rarely seen in weaving due to their complexity, but capture the essence of the ocean.

The result is a blanket which is engaging to look at with an almost 3D aesthetic. At times, the pattern almost feels like it is in motion.


The Shipping Forecast "Ombre" weave is inspired by the colour palette of our British coastline. The rolling green landscape of our coast, the warm neutrals and pinks of our shoreline and the dramatic blue of our deep ocean.

Each woven in seven colours of our finest yarns, our "Ombre" throws showcase more tones than any blanket we have ever woven. The gradual interplay between the colours provides a pleasing hue when viewed from afar but an intriguing texture when examined up close.

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Design Story
Shipping Forecast Special Edition

Bringing the mesmerising colours and patterns of the British coastline to life in woven form, these beautiful blankets are works of art to treasure. Our 2022 Special Edition is the culmination of 12 months of design work, pushing the possibilities of weaving to its limit.

Co-founder, Bethan John, explains why this collection holds such special meaning for us, and how coastal landscapes, flora and fauna inspired each of the six designs.

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