When I'm in Jaipur, I like to stop by my embroidery workshop to watch the women patiently hand stitch these blankets. I love the way they vary the stitches slightly, giving them the look of small checks made in pencil. This particular technique of hand stitching lets you feel only the super fine cotton voile against your skin, and not the stitching. This is the secret to the softness and airiness of these blankets, which are a perfect layer for summer sleeping. And they only get better with every wash.