ISSUE 35  |  The Last Gasp of Summer

5 Favorites: Blankets for Cool Summer Nights

August 31, 2012 8:30 PM

BY Janet Hall

Extend your end-of-summer nights outdoors with a lightweight warm blanket; perfect for draping over a chilly guest or to layer on your bed as the weather cools to fall.

Above: Swans Island's summer weight Corriedale Grey Teal Stripe Wool Blanket is hand-dyed and hand-woven in Maine using domestic wool; $595.

Above: The Swedish Knit Blanket is knitted of soft cotton in a honeycomb weave; $85 at Brook Farm General Store.

Above: The Coyuchi Natural Rustic Linen Blanket is backed with organic cotton flannel to take the chill off; available as a throw or full-sized blanket; $158 or $428 respectively.

Above: Brahms Mount Day Blankets are oversized throws made of 50 percent linen and 50 percent cotton for softness. Perfect personal-sized evening wraps or bed-toppers, they are available in several colors (shown in Hampton); $248.

Above: Made in Spain, the Teixidors Tucana Blanket is warped, weft and woven entirely by hand. This luxurious full-sized blanket is woven of 60 percent silk and 40 percent linen; $820 at Provide.

Above: Also from Brahms Mount, the soft, dense all-cotton Natural Herringbone Blanket features a hand twisted fringe and a three-inch herringbone weave; $236 at Brahms Mount. For those in the UK, The Natural Herringbone Blanket is available for £195 at Folklore.

(NB: See our earlier Blanket Posts for more ideas.)