5 Cozy Knit Blankets to Get You through Winter

The United States has been experiencing some pretty cold temperatures recently, and winter shows no signs of letting up any time soon. To me, these freezing days and nights mean one thing: cuddling up on the couch under a cozy knit blanket with a good book (or WIP) and a cup of tea. I’ve been trying to create an atmosphere of hygge in my home this winter, and a knit blanket adds just the right touch. So although I already have a couple of snuggly winter blankets around my house, I can always use one (or two, or three…) more.

Here are 5 cozy knit blanket options that happen to be my favorites from the Interweave archives. If it’s cold where you are, pick your to-make from this list and get those needles moving!


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1. Reindeer Woods Blanket

This is the blanket I want in my imaginary mountain cabin! It would be just the thing to cuddle up under after a day on the slopes. The whimsical animal-themed borders bring cheer to dreary winter days, and the fabric lining, batting, and sweet quilt ties add a perfect homey touch.

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2. Aran Heirloom Blanket

Picture yourself snuggled under this soft, generously sized blanket with your latest book or WIP in your hands, a cup of tea on the side table, and the snow falling outside. Bliss. The yarn is held double throughout for extra weight and warmth, creating the ultimate cozy knit blanket that will truly become a family heirloom.
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3. Mega Aran Throw

If, like me, you’re trying to create hygge in your home this winter, you need to knit this super-cozy, super-warm blanket. The cables and bobbles are traditional but get a modern twist when worked in Aran-weight yarn, and the whole thing works up quickly so you’ll have plenty of time to use it this winter. I like the just-bright-enough blue used in the original, but you can easily customize the color to your home’s décor.

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4. Feather Throw

This sweet blanket, inspired by an eagle feather designer Faye Kennington found on the beach, is one of my favorite projects ever from Love of Knitting. The garter-stitch body lets the feather motifs really shine in this simple-yet-striking piece. Try it in a neutral like taupe or gray for a soothing blanket that’s perfect for cuddling under after a long day.

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5. Flette Blanket

This is it, friends: the embodiment of hygge. If you want to be warm and cozy this winter—or any winter—you need to knit this blanket. Large cables, a generous size, and a supersoft bulky yarn have combined to make an insanely cozy blanket that will complement any home. Knit it in a neutral color to let the cables shine and keep the overall effect soothing and cozy.

Do you have a favorite cozy knit blanket at home? How do you stay warm when the temperatures plummet? Let me know in the comments!

Stay cozy,
Rachel


Featured image by Getty/KatarzynaBialasiewicz


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