7 chunky knit blankets to keep you toasty warm this winter

You'll be snug as a bug.
A modern farmhouse living room with a stone fireplace and chunky knitted throw on a lounge.Photography: Louise Roche / Styling: Kylie Jackes

As the chill sets in, we’re starting to reach for all the cosy layers. If you don’t have a chunky knit blanket already, now is the time to get your hands on one.

There are varying levels of chunkiness when it comes to a knitted blanket or throw. The extra chunky styles tend to look more contemporary, with a little extra weight to them.

A modern farmhouse living room with a stone fireplace and chunky knit blanket throw on a lounge.
A chunky knit blanket adds cosiness to this living room. (Photography: Louise Roche / Styling: Kylie Jackes)

Less chunky knitted blankets come in the form of cable knits and more traditional formats that give a classic effect.

Either way, you can be sure they’ll be exactly what you want to tuck yourself under on the lounge at night while you watch a good show on the telly, or for an extra warm layer on your bed.

Here, we’ve rounded up the best chunky knit blankets, from classic to contemporary and weighted options, in a variety of colours for a warm and welcoming home.

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  1. Knitted weighted blanket in Dark Grey, $139, Temple & Webster (here’s why)
  2. Vue chunky knit throw in Beige, $84.98, Myer (here’s why)
  3. Sheridan ‘Sabine’ blanket in Anthracite, $244.99, David Jones (here’s why)
 A folded chunky knit blanket from Temple & Webster.


Knitted weighted blanket in Dark Grey

$139, Temple & Webster

This opulent weighted blanket is designed to calm and soothe. It’s ultra soft and has a chunky knit for a luxurious look.

Size: 198cm x 122cm

Colours: Dark Grey (pictured), Pink

Materials: Polyester

Key features:

  • 6.5kg
  • Extra large size
  • Chunky knit
The Vue chunky knit blanket throw in Beige from Myer, folded.


Vue chunky knit throw in Beige

$84.98 (usually $169.95), Myer

This very chunky knit blanket is soft and warm, making it the ideal throw for your lounge or bed. It comes in three natural colours to suit any decor.

Size: 130cm x 180cm

Colour: Beige (pictured), Grey, Dusky Green

Key features:

  • Three colours available
  • Chunky design
  • Oversized
The Sheridan Sabine chunky knit blanket throw in Anthracite, which is a charcoal black, from David Jones.


Sheridan ‘Sabine’ blanket in Anthracite

$244.99 (usually $349.99), David Jones

At a weighty 6.5 kilos, this chunky knit blanket is designed to create the feeling of a calming embrace. It has a contemporary braided knit and is incredibly soft.

Colour: Anthracite (black)

Material: Soft jersey and recycled polyester

Key features:

  • Weighted for a soothing effect
  • Extra chunky knit
  • Contemporary style
An Aura Home chunky knit blanket throw in Pebble, which is a soft grey.


Cable knit throw in Pebble

$149 (usually $249), Aura Home

This thick, heavyweight knit blanket is a sumptuous way to keep warm at home. It’s made from super soft cotton and perfect for curling up under.

Size: 150cm x 200cm

Colours: Pebble (pictured), Slate, Rosewood and Winter White

Materials: 100 per cent pure cotton

Key features:

  • Cable knit
  • Four colours available
  • Heavyweight
The Bed Bath N' Table chunky knit blanket throw with tassels in Pale Sage, folded up.


Chunky throw in Pale Sage

$49.95 (usually $69.95), Bed Bath N’ Table

Super soft, lightweight and cosy, this chunky throw with tassels will get you through winter. It’s also a stylish piece to keep on show all year round.

Size: 127cm x 152cm (with 10cm fringe on two ends)

Colours: Pale sage (pictured), Stone, Charcoal, Blush, Mustard, Pale Blue

Key features:

  • Six colours available
  • Lightweight
  • Tassel detail
The Australian House & Garden Norwood Throw in Earth which is a warm ochre shade


Australian House & Garden ‘Norwood’ throw in Earth

$74.98 (usually $149.95), Myer

This is a moderately chunky knit blanket in a warm autumnal colour. It’s the perfect size and thickness for making a space feel more homely.

Colours: Earth (pictured), Eucalyptus, Moonbeam, White, Ocean Blue, Raw Umber, Seaglass, Shrub

Material: Cotton

Key features:

  • Eight colours available
  • Cotton
  • Thick knit
A close-up of the Hallstatt chunky knit throw in Lilypad, which is a moss green.


Hallstatt chunky knit throw in Lilypad

$83.99 (usually $119.99), Adairs

This cosy knit blanket will add warmth and texture to any bedroom or living area. This lilypad shade will add a dash of on-trend green to your home.

Size: 130cm x 170cm

Colours: Lilypad (pictured), Blush, Light Denim, Coal, Natural

Material: Cotton

Key features:

  • Cotton
  • Chunky knit
  • Five colours available

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