Six of the Best: warm winter blankets

`Fern' lambswool throw, in mid- hyacinth, pounds 256, Asta Barrington (0181 874 3001) or from Designers' Guild (0171-351 5775)

`Isis' pure new wool `whipped stitch' blanket in chartreuse, pounds 28 for 125 x 50 cm; pounds 45 for 150 x 200 cm, Early's of Witney (01993 703131 for stockists). Also in gold, vicuna, clementine, pistachio, cobalt and cranberry.

Chocolate throw pounds 21, single pounds 54, double pounds 66, king pounds 75, Toast (mail order call 01558 66 88 00). Also available in off-white, camel and toffee.

`Chick' honeycomb lambswool throw, pounds 237, Wallace Sewell (0171- 251 2143 for stockists or mail order). Also available in three other colours.

Appliqued patchwork blanket, pounds 139.95 single, Shaker (0171-724 7672 for mail order).

Checked blanket from Thailand, pounds 28, World (0171-379 5588)

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