Happiness Is a Warm Blanket: 10 Textural Throws for Winter by

Issue 92 · Happier at Home · October 2, 2013

Happiness Is a Warm Blanket: 10 Textural Throws for Winter

Issue 92 · Happier at Home · October 2, 2013

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.

Chunky Knit Wool Throw Blankets from Milo and Mitzy | Remodelista

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.

Eileen Fisher Alpaca Throw Remodelista

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).

Serena and Lily Mohair Throw Remodelista

Above: Made in Spain, Serena & Lily's thick, brushed Mohair Throws are available in a range of colors; $250 each.

Mohair Blanket in Barnowl from Design Within Reach | Remodelista

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.

Restoration Hardware Italian Wool and Alpaca Ribbed Throw | Remodelista

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.

Toast Blanket Weave Throw | Remodelista

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.) 

Restoration Hardware Garment-Dyed Chunky Knit Throw | Remodelista

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).

West Elm Chunky Knit Tassel Throw | Remodelista

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.

Looking for those other blankets? Visit: 10 Winter Wool Blankets for the Bedroom5 Patriot's Blankets: Loomed in the USAWool Blankets with a Nautical Appeal, and 10 Lightweight Cotton Blankets.

Or knit your own: DIY Dutch-Style Knit Throw.

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