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Best Blankets for Fall

Pendleton Wool BlanketToday it is hot, hot, seriously hot. But yesterday, while browsing the well air-conditioned J. Crew store in East Hampton, I was in full sweater mode. As I tried on various shawl-collar cardigans and cashmere pullovers I got a tingle of excitement thinking about the crisp air of early fall in New York City. That’s the fun part about fall shopping, of course—it occurs just when you’ve had your fill of heat, and the impending cool sounds fantastic.

So why don’t we have a similar ritual for our homes? Sure, a summer quilt is about all I can handle right now, but in barely a month it will be time to haul out the wools. If you’re in the mood to do a little fall shopping for your kids rooms (or your own), crank up the a/c and log onto Pendleton‘s cozy website. Their blankets, woven in the mountains of Oregon for over a hundred years, are just the thing.

The National Parks series, shown above and below, is a study in outdoorsy striped perfection.

Pendleton Wool Blanket

I also love the camp blankets

Pendleton Wool Camp Blanket

And the more intricate jacquards, inspired by Navaho rugs,but with a cool updated American West style.

Pendleton Wool Blanket

Photos: Pendleton

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