Ankalia does wool.
Cue the collective gasp of those avidly following and or currently in love with Ankalia.
(And it’s good).
Ankalia seems to have mastered the softness, drape and comfort of a wool blend wrap, while managing to keep it relatively thin and moldable. #19 is a sleek racehorse of a wool blend – flat and thin to the touch – while maintaining a lush cash feel to mark it different from their cotton blends.
Wrapping wise – yeah it’s lux. Soft and satin smooth to the touch. More flat in hand than some wool blends – once in a wrap job the wool density is more apparent. It’s a wrap you do have to work a bit to get the slack out of in a DH – or at least – I realized once I’d started wrapping that I had misjudged it’s initial weight and texture. While CCCBs weren’t overly large, my knots were bigger than I expected. Akin to it’s color (are you team purple or team pink?) – it’s true wrapping heft is a bit of a chameleon as well.
For those with wool sensitivities, I am only *very* slightly sensitive, but I noticed no itch or prickle with this wrap.
Finishing – Expect the usual high standard of Ankalia finishing. #19 feels high class – the color is vibrant, saturated, rich. That said, it is a high blend wool wrap, with a super saturated color. This is no beater wrap. This is a wrap for those who will be careful – for those wanting to add to their current stashes with something different, something “fancy”. This isn’t a wrap or colorway to be washed weekly. It shouldn’t be thought of as just a collector or hobbyist wrap – but it is a conscience wrapper wrap. Not something you would want to drag in a parking lot or rough it with – something you will be careful and attentive to while wrapping.
Who would like this wrap – Squish and toddler worthy – it’s heft might overwhelm very small newbies – but it’s softness and drape will make it newbie worthy. Vibrant wrap lovers – this color will be your jam. Wool lovers – yep. Soft and moldable lovers – another yep.
Who might avoid this wrap – Squish wrappers may want to stay away based on the higher care nature of the wrap and potentially spit up prone babies. People searching for a beater, or the one wrap to rule them all, might find this needs a bit more attention to care than they are willing to give. Really large wrappee wearers – I’m curious if the sleekness and flatness of this wrap might give you a bit of slip. Thin wrap lovers might find this has a little bit too much density to it for them to be happy.