Toasty Throws for Icy Days
Now that the first hard freeze has settled in, it’s officially time for cozy season. Your woodpile is probably well-stocked at this point, and your fireplace or woodstove has been primed for plenty of use during the cold months. However, if you don’t have a hearth to curl up in front of (and even if you do), it’s hard to beat a comfortable, cozy throw blanket to burrow into until the spring thaw. From moody mohair to comfortable cashmere, here are ten editor’s picks to get you through the Maine winter.
CHAPPYWRAP | Fall Floral Blanket
A funky print in a machine-washable material—what’s not to love? A year-round piece, curl up in this cozy throw with a book by the fire or take it outside for picnics in the summer.
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SWANS ISLAND | Chunky Cotton Knit Throw
Made from 100 percent cotton and knit in a cabled pattern that matches your favorite sweater, this throw from Northport-based Swans Island is the ultimate luxe blanket to keep your winter blues at bay.
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SARANONI | Chunky Knit Large Throw Blanket
A tactile experience and cozy blanket in one, these chunky knit throws measure 54 by 72 inches, allowing you to burrito yourself up with room to spare. Plus, the plush material will make you feel like you’re wrapped in a cloud.
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SMITH’S GENERAL | Gorges Quilt
Named after Fort Gorges, this quilt from Yarmouth-based Smith’s General emulates the silhouette of the Casco Bay fortress, with cutouts representing windows bookended between the sea and the sky. Spread it over your bed or wrap up in your rocking chair next to the hearth.
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CAMINITO | Luna Sol Blanket
Perfect for dark winter evenings, this throw from California company Caminito brings a dash of sunshine—and moonlight—to any occasion. Hand-woven in Mexico, the blanket features a design that pays homage to the phases of the moon and comes with a beautiful leather strap for easy storage.
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BRAHMS MOUNT | Sugarloaf Cotton Throw
Named after one of Maine’s favorite snowy playgrounds, the Sugarloaf throw’s color palette takes cues from the state’s coastline. Made in Monmouth, this ultra soft cotton blanket is ideal to snuggle up in while binge-watching your favorite show.
Shop It: Faribault Mill
EIGHTH GENERATION | Remembrance Wool Blanket
Woven by Passamaquoddy artist and master basket weaver Geo Neptune, this blanket’s design represents the circle of life, as well as the Wabanaki creation story. Made from 100 percent wool and featuring a double curve motif and a color palette reminiscent of a sunrise, this blanket pays homage to the People of the Dawn and is the perfect companion for chilly evenings.
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QUINCE | Mongolian Cashmere Plaid Throw
Lightweight and cozy at the same time, this cashmere blanket adds an elevated air to any occasion—even on days you never change out of your pajamas.
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L.L.BEAN | State of Maine Throw
Emulating the design of the original Maine state flag, this woolen throw adds a splash of Dirigo wherever you take it, whether in your living room, next to the campfire, or when you go upta camp.
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EVANGELINE | Mohair Throw
A feather-light texture that traps heat without making you sweat, this luxurious blanket from Portland-based Evangeline will make any occasion—whether a holiday party or casual evening at home—feel special.
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