The Large Shepherd’s Wool Utility Cloth is a larger version of our Original Shepherd’s Wool Utility Cloth, and is simply lots more of a good thing.
Our original version of the Shepherd’s Wool Utility Cloth has been met with surprising enthusiasm, which has been very gratifying. Some folks loved it so much they wished for a larger size. And here we are.
So, liking as we do to make wishes come true when we can, we talked to the mill in Scotland and they explained that, because of the width of their looms (and therefore the width of the fabric), the next reasonable size up would need to be *twice* the size of the original. (They had been yielding two Shepherd’s Cloths across the width of the fabric: next step up is *one*.) That’s twice the width *and* twice the length, so the whole thing ends up being four times the surface area.
Which makes the large size Shepherd’s Cloth a lot more of a good thing and functionally very different from the original size. Worn around the neck as a kerchief, it becomes really more of a shawl; you can also fold it longways into fourths and wear it as a loose 52” x 13” / 132 x 33 cm scarf. As a travel blanket it will cover four times as much of the napper as will the original, more seriously placing it truly in the “blanket” category. Similarly, as a table cloth or picnic blanket, the large size covers four times the area, though we cannot guarantee you’ll have four times as much fun.
The Shepherd's Wool Utility Cloth hand washes easily and dries quickly; wash it in the hotel sink with a tiny bit of soap, hang it, and it'll be dry before you know it. Dry cleaning is fine too. Please don't machine wash -- and never machine dry -- your Shepherd's Wool Utility Cloth.