As an avid and loyal Disana buyer and wearer for years I was disappointed in this product. It has an extremely hard and scratchy texture, unlike Disana's jerseys. The scarf shrunk about 50% after the very first wash even with correct wool wash products in cold water. It is now too small even for an 18month old. Response from Ava's Appletree: Hi Anine, we are so sorry to hear that you're not satisfied with your Disana product. With Disana, we find that they are often a bit courser out of the packaging and then soften up after the first washes. Sometimes this is forgotten as the older, used pieces are so fluffy and soft but we can assure you, that the same wool is used on the scarf as they use on their knitted sweaters, leggings and pants. Hand washing in luke warm water is recommended for most woolens, we wonder if the cold water shocked the fibers and caused the shrinkage. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.