John Atkinson by Hainsworth Empress Merino Wool Blanket, Almond

Product information

This traditional style blanket is densely woven form high-quality Merino wool for maximum warmth. Extremely soft to the touch, with satin bound edges, it can be used as an extra layer during the winter months, or alone, as a duvet in summer.

Made of natural, fine hair qualities, it is lightweight and allows your body to breathe making it the perfect year-round blanket.

John Atkinson by Hainsworth, is a luxury quality brand that believes in producing superior quality UK woollen products using traditional skills combined with modern techniques. John Atkinson has a long and impressive history of manufacturing England’s Finest Blankets. Their history started in Sowerby Bridge in 1828.

With roots stretching back to the late 18th Century, Hainsworth is a family-run textiles dynasty that has been run by seven successive generations and has provided fabric to the Royal family on a number of occasions. Made in Yorkshire, each of their pieces are synonymous with quality and luxury.

L230 x W180cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Ironing instructions
Do not iron
Made in the UK
100% Merino
Tumble Dry
Washing Instructions
Dry clean only


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Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery available

  • Europe (Non EU) - £7.50
  • Europe (EU) - £7.50
  • Rest of World - £10.00
  • Australia - £10.00
Provided by JL Delivery Ltd - more about international delivery

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by So soft Bought this as an under blanket for a new bed. Amazingly soft and warm. A great blanket and worth the money for the sheer comfort. 14 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Empress Wool Blanket The blankets are so unbelievably warm, although 2 were purchased I have only needed at this stage to use 1. Sheer luxury, well worth the price 15 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by warm soft high quality blanket We have changed from a duvet to blankets and made the right choice in buying this one together with the Monarch wool blanket and a bedspread. It is well worth the high cost as it does the job of several cheaper blankets. The wool is soft and thick, feels great and looks very good on the bed. The size is generous. A great investment! 04 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oh so cosy! Not cheap, but excellent quality and warm. Love this! 09 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovely, light and soft We have been looking to replace our woollen blankets and came across these merino wool blanket in John Lewis. Our experience with merino wool jumpers is that they are warm and yet light. So we decided to give this a try. Bought one and found it is so light, soft and yet warm. So we decided to buy another as a spare. 22 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Empress almond wool king size blanket Purchased 2 of these lovely blankets. Very warm, light and cosy. My only concern is that they recommend dry cleaning rather than hand washing. 01 January 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by NOT THE RIGHT BLANKET FOR ME I bought this blanket for extra warmth over a duvet, but I find it very heavy and not very warm at all. Also, it has a strange smell like scrambled egg which strangely increases after airing outside. After two uncomfortable weeks I have packed it away and bought a cotton/acrylic blanket instead which is warmer and lighter. 16 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful Quality Excellent blanket, thick and very snuggly.! Beautifully made and really good quality' 08 January 2013
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