Best knitted blankets and throws to keep you cosy


Curling up on the sofa, binge-watching the latest streaming service with a hot beverage - it’s hard-to-beat.

As the temperatures turn and we swap summer out-out plans for cosy evenings in, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up under a chunky knitted blanket for the ultimate comfort.

Made from a continuous tread knit with stretch in all directions, knitted blankets make the ideal extra layer to cover over your sofa, your bed, or yourself to keep that cold edge off in winter and create a warming sensation.

They can also add style points, inject colour or enhance your minimalistic aesthetic in a cost-friendly way, whether you opt for boho chic designs or fresh and understated looks. These knit blankets come in all sizes, designs and materials with options for snug TV viewing, spreading across your bed for extra warmth or for Sunday duvet days spent wrapped up from head to toe.

What to look for when choosing a knitted blanket?

Design: Looking for a vibrant colour and lively pattern? Or a more demure and calming style in neutral tones and pared-back designs? Decide where the blanket is going, and what décor it needs to fit in with, and take it from there.

Size: Check the dimensions of the blanket – do you want it a specific size to fit your double bed, or slightly smaller to throw over your armchair?

Material: Available in materials such as cotton, wool and acrylic, you want something that will be soft to the touch and suit your level of warmth as there are different levels of thickness.

Now we’ve rounded up the best knit blankets to give you a helping hand...

Anthropologie Connell Knit Throw Blanket

Dimensions: 127 x 152cm

Make a statement in your living room with this lively throw that features a playful design of colours and cats set against a neutral palette.

Made from 100 per cent cotton, it’s super soft and snuggly so you can wrap up on wintery nights, or spread it across your sofa for immediate joy-giving. Machine washable on a cold setting.

Buy now £68.00, Anthropologie

Zara Tricot Knit Blanket

Dimensions: 140 x 190cm

Dial up relaxation mode with Zara’s super soft and snuggly knit blanket. The oyster white cotton looks crisp and fresh, giving off hotel vibes, and will keep you warm on chilly evenings and lazy Sunday mornings.

Buy now £79.99, Zara

Urban Outfitters Landscape Throw Blanket

Dimensions: 125 x 150cm

Cheer up any sofa or bed with this joyful knitted blanket in a multi-coloured palette. It is composed of 61 per cent acrylic and 39 per cent cotton and features a vibrant block landscape on both sides. The blanket comes complete with a tassel fringing to bring a charming finish to your living room in an instant.

Buy now £43.00, Urban Outfitters

Loaf Floppy Knit Blanket

Dimensions: 120 x 200cm

Sprawl out on the sofa with this knitted blanket cradling you and it will make the perfect cosy companion for wintery nights. Its laid-back aesthetic is acheived through a soft grey colourway and the finishing touch of white tassels in each corner. Nestle yourself underneath or spread across your sofa or bed for a stylish design detail.

Buy now £65.00, Loaf

John Lewis Anyday Rye Knit Throw

Dimensions: 150 x 200cm

A staple for any room, this knitted throw from John Lewis’ Anyday brand comes in 14 different colours and is the perfect balance of chunky yet chic. Composed of 100 per cent cotton, it’s extremely cuddly and warm, and with a contrasting knitted border, it will add stylish décor points to your room.

Buy now £50.00, John Lewis

Next Cable Knit Throw

Dimensions: 150 x 200cm

Expansive enough to spread out over a double bed, this chunky knit throw is the perfect addition to bring comfort and warmth to your boudoir. It is made from 100 per cent soft acrylic and comes available in sage green, grey or a light natural shade to fit seamlessly with your aesthetic.

Buy now £85.00, Next

Dunelm Freya Chunky Knit Throw

Dimensions: 130 x 180cm

Choose from 12 different hues and add a pop of colour with this throw. The versatile home addition also offers cosiness in spades, whether you choose to place it in your living room or bedroom. Its thick construction and tasselled edges will make you want to wrap it around your entire body for the ultimate comfort factor.

Buy now £49.00, Dunelm

Loaf Easy Knit Throw

Dimensions: 170 x 180cm

Layer up with this thick knitted throw and stay toasty all winter long. The stripey pattern in cooling colours will add a cosy aura to your sofa or bed, while the material - a combination of acrylic, alpaca, virgin wool and viscose - makes it super soft and durable.

Buy now £135.00, Loaf

Made Holden Cotton Knit Throw

Dimensions: 130 x 170cm

This bold geometric pattern will add intrigue to your sofa set-up in seconds, while the pure cosy cotton fabric will keep you as snug as a bug. Soft to touch and in delicate teal, pink and grey tones, it’s a joy for all the senses.

Buy now £50.00, MADE

H&M Knitted Cotton Blanket

Dimensions: 100 x 150cm

If you are sticking to a neutral colour palette in your home, incorporate this light beige blanket that is made from 100 per cent cotton and has a whole-knit design and ribbed edges. Simple but classic, it will look great in a baby’s bedroom, guest bedroom, or kept on the sofa for nights spent in-in.

Buy now £24.99, H&M