We've covered wool camp blankets, heavy bed blankets, summer cotton blankets, and military blankets. Yes, we like blankets, but we have yet to fully explore one of the most inviting categories: chunky knit and textural woven throws. Here are 10 that you can really cocoon in on a cold day. And don't forget: a blanket, a good book, and a cup of tea are the equation for happiness.
Above: From New Zealand-based designer Amy Tenant of Milo and Mitzy, Chunky Knit Throws made from local wool in black, natural fawn (shown) and navy blue. The throws measure about 40 by 60 inches and are $350 NZD; they ship anywhere directly from Milo and Mitzy.
Above: Made in Peru, the 40-by-70-inch Eileen Fisher Baby Alpaca Knit Throw; $348 at Garnet Hill.
Above: The thick-fringed, hand-loomed Finnish Mohair Blanket is available in 30 colors at Trove in Laguna Beach; prices start at $1,700 for a throw (a once-in-a-lifetime investment).
Above: Made in Spain, Serena & Lily's thick, brushed Mohair Throws are available in a range of colors; $250 each.
Above: Measuring 72 by 57 inches, this Mohair Blanket works well as a large sofa throw or an extra bed blanket. It's made from brushed angora mohair that is vegetable dyed to a color called "Barn Owl" at a mill in County Wicklow, Ireland; $200 from Design Within Reach.
Above: The Italian Wool & Alpaca Ribbed Knit Throw comes in five different colors (four of which are here, plus one in garnet) for $99.99 to $199 depending on color at Restoration Hardware.
Above: On my own wishlist is Toast's Basket Weave Blanket woven into a plaid pattern (in a solid ecru color) from pure wool. Made in Ireland, the blanket is £129 (N.B.: Toast ships to the US for a flat fee of £7.)
Above: Restoration Hardware's Garment-Dyed Hand Knit Throw Blanket is available in 16 different colors. Knit by a women's collective in Bolivia and dyed in California, it's currently on sale for $329.99 to $439, depending on shade (original price: $549).
Above: West Elm's Chunky Tassel Throw is made from a 60-40 mix of cotton and acrylic with an 8-inch tassel fringe; available in four colors for $69 to $79 each.
Or knit your own: DIY Dutch-Style Knit Throw.