‘Tis the season for no excuses needed to snuggle by the fire on cold, blustery nights. In-depth scientific research has shown that to do this properly, you need a high-quality wool blanket. (Not really, but we know it’s important!) We’ve found five amazing cover-ups for you to use in virtually any cozy situation.
Pendleton Motor Robe with Leather Carrier
Pendleton recreated the blankets that were used for chilly horse-drawn carriage rides back when… well, back when horse-drawn carriages were a thing. This 100% virgin wool blanket can be used all year round, for picnics on sunny days or for snuggling by a fire in the winter. The American-made Motor Robe comes in nine beautiful plaid designs and each is supplied with a leather carrier for your now-warmer adventures.
Tartan Blanket Co. Plaid Blanket
Made in Britain, this 100% new wool blanket is a warm, soft addition to your home. Tartan Blanket Co. was started by a team inspired by and dedicated to their love of Scottish tradition. This blanket has a brushed finish, purled fringes, and convenient washability. It is priced at only £30 GBP (~$45 USD). (Also, check the rest of their site for a huge variety of sizes, colors and patterns.)
Woolrich Civil War Gettysburg Blanket
Woolrich used to supply blankets to troops fighting in the American Civil War during the 1860s. This tried-and-true throw, now dubbed the Civil War Gettysburg Blanket, is woven in the same Woolrich Mill that created the blankets for soldiers. It is a must-have for nippy winter nights and chilly Civil War Reenactments.
Faribault Revival Stripe Blanket and Throw
Faribault’s Revival Stripe series is 85% Merino wool and 15% cotton and comes in throw or blanket sizes. The three-strip design has been made in the mill for more than a century, and now Faribault is bringing it back (hence the name). The classic design, also shown in the photo heading this collection, comes in four color combinations, guaranteed to look great in any room. Made in the United States.
Melin Tregwynt Luna Throw
Melin Tregwynt is a small mill, run by about 30 people, located on the Pembrokeshire Coast in Wales. Their beautiful designs are crafted to unite Welsh tradition with modernity. This particular design, the Luna, has 50s-inspired half-moons and comes in six varieties of color. 100% lambswool with a reversible weave, this throw is £145 (~$219 USD). This design, like their others, comes in a wide variety of sizes.