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

Issue 51 · Winter's Tale · December 24, 2014

Happiness Is a Warm Blanket: 10 Woolly Throws for Winter

Issue 51 · Winter's Tale · December 24, 2014

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 of local wool in natural fawn (shown), black, and navy blue. The throws measure about 40 by 60 inches and are $480 NZD ($371.36 USD); they ship anywhere directly from Milo and Mitzy.

Cashmere Blanket from Makie | Remodelista

Above: The 32-by-42-inch Cashmere Blanket from Nepal is $275 from Makie.

Rose Uniacke Cashmere Blanket | Remodelista

Above: The natural-colored cashmere-and-silk-weave Harare Blanket measures 220 by 260 cm and is £750 ($1,170) from Rose Uniacke.

Sabana Throw from Someware Good | Remodelista

Above: The Sabana Throw is made in Colombia of 100 percent virgin wool; $279 from Someware in Los Angeles.

Lina Rewell Throw from Tiina the Store | Remodelista

Above: The thick mohair Lena Rewell Blanket in stone is $1,150 from Tiina the Store.

Alpaca Throw from Serena & Lily | Remodelista

Above: The baby alpaca Heathered Knit Throw, made in Peru, is $198 from Serena & Lily. 

Eileen Fisher Alpaca Throw Remodelista

Above: Made in Peru, the 40-by-70-inch Eileen Fisher Baby Alpaca Knit Throw is $348 at Garnet Hill.

Mohair Blanket in Barnowl from Design Within Reach | Remodelista

Above: Measuring 72 by 57 inches, the Mohair Blanket works well as a large sofa throw or an extra bed blanket. It's made of brushed angora mohair (vegetable-dyed to a color called Barn Owl) at a mill in County Wicklow, Ireland; $170 from Design Within Reach.

Restoration Hardware Italian Wool and Alpaca Ribbed Throw | Remodelista

Above: The Italian Wool & Alpaca Ribbed Knit Throw comes in five colors (four of which are shown here, plus one in garnet on special for $119); $169 at Restoration Hardware.

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N.B.: This post is an update; the original ran on October 2, 2013, as part of our Happier at Home issue.

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