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The warmth of springtime is right around the corner, but a brand-new cozy throw is just the ticket to get through the remaining chilly March nights. Here are our must-have blankets from around the North Fork. 

Recycled Wool Blanket, $127 | Fez & Ivy 53800 Main Road, Southold

(57”x 75”) Designed in Scotland and made with pre-loved wool garments broken down in India, this tartan-pattern blanket is breathable yet insulating, hypoallergenic, moisture-resistant, irresistibly soft and comes in a range of colors. 

Classic Quilt, $189 | Orient Linen Co. 1100 Village Lane, Orient 

(90”x 90”), This 100% cotton quilt will be on your bed all year long. Hand-trimmed at the Orient shop and finished with their signature cotton twill tape and an iconic red rooster logo on the tag, nab one in creamy natural-colored cotton or custom order black or green twill tape. Machine washable.

Oaxaca Wool Blanket, $89, $128 | Salt + Sea 15 Front St., Greenport 

(25”x 82”), (46”x 48”), These soft, lightweight, patterned blankets come in a variety of colors and are handcrafted from 100% wool in Oaxaca, Mexico, by the skilled artisans of the Zapotec region.  

Magic Linen Waffle Blanket, $149, $179 | TouchGOODS 53740 Main Road, Southold

(87”x 83”), (102”x94”), Introduce a layer of warmth to your bed with this linen-cotton blend blanket, featuring a snug waffle weave for added coziness. Style it as a throw or comforter and ensure year-round comfort. This blanket is available in a multitude of neutral shades, from beige to gray to dark green, and each is stonewashed to provide maximum softness. 

DIY Quilt, prices vary | Second Spring Quilt Shop 56340 Main Road, Southold

Why not get crafty and make your own quilt? Browse the colorful patterns and fabrics at Second Spring Quilt Shop, where you can also get all your notions, tools and threads. They even offer a variety of classes and workshops weekly for beginners or to inspire the more advanced. 

Cable-Knit Throw, $150 | Browder’s Birds 4050 Soundview Ave., Mattituck

(33 1/2”x 30 1/2”), Grown on Long Island and made with rare wool from their Heritage flock, the gorgeous material in this throw is about as local as you can get and is cable-knit at Stoll NYC, a knitting manufacturer based in Manhattan.