Sometimes it’s the simplest detail which can catapult an object into the realm of Rustic Chic and one of the best examples is the humble blanket stitch. The blanket stitch is used to reinforce the edge of thick material as seen in these images. The stitch is visible from both sides of the finished product and, when the overcast is done in a contrasting yarn color as shown in the photograph of one of my wool horse blankets above, the effect is most rustic chic.
A terrific source for throws with blanket stitch detailing is Canvas in New York City. Their 100 percent alpaca throws in solid colors shown below are hand-loomed from baby alpaca yarn and the contrasting blanket stitch adds that rustic chic touch. The Canvas store is located at 462 Broome Street in New York or you can visit them at www.canvashomestore.com.
Top photos by Joel Woodard. Folded blanket images from www.canvashomestore.com