is a piece of soft cloth
large enough either to cover or to enfold a great portion of the user’s body, usually when sleeping
or otherwise at rest, thereby trapping radiant bodily heat that otherwise would be lost through convection
, and so keeping the body warm.
Many types of blanket material, such as wool
, are used because they are thicker and have more substantial fabric to them, but cotton
can also be used for light blankets. Wool blankets are warmer and also relatively slow to burn compared to cotton. The most common types of blankets are woven acrylic, knitted polyester, mink, cotton, and wool. Blankets also come with exotic crafting and exotic material such as crocheted afghan or a silk covering. The term blanket is often interchanged with comforter
, and duvet
, as they all have similar uses.