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Months ago, I ran across a post that concerned Hudson Bay blankets being converted to a warm practical jacket. My score today, as I was putting a water heater in, was noticing that the home owner was preparing for a fall tag sale ( also called garage sales else where) on the table was the largest and thickest wool blanket I've ever seen. This thing is heavy duty and hey, I even liked the color ( south western pattern) I love wool ,Plenty of GI blankets for my bed. I remember there was a link to a pattern for these but can't find it. Can someone help me. ( working off a cell phone, eyes go buggy).   Tnx.  Larry
 
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Not sure if this was the one you were looking for?

Kari Gunnlaugsson wrote: If you can find a good quality wool blanket, hudson bay especially, a capote would be a very easy and satisfying make...and damn stylish in a fur-trade-era sort of way...
 
Here's the plans..

http://www.inquiry.net/outdoor/winter/gear/capote.htm





In the natural fibers forum, Winter gear thread.
 
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Miles, thank you for the link.  I went back to finish the job I was on and the homeowners gave me another duplicate blanket. She told me that they have been around for years.  No one wanted them because they claim they are " itchy".  Kinda odd, I can toss a wool blanket over me and be nothing but warm. These are the thickest wool blankets I've ever seen. I have the feeling that they were not made here.  No tags. Just thick wool. Now I have enough to make a pair of pants some day. If I add a wind breaking top and bottom. Should be able to sleep outside in that gear, and wake up, Thanks once more.  Larry
 
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Check Major Surplus: https://www.majorsurplus.com/   I have ordered from them since the early 90s and have always been satisfied.  They have great deal on wool blankets and great prices on quality machetes, as well.
 
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There is also an easier way if you are not as handy with a needle:
https://www.wikihow.com/Turn-a-Blanket-Into-a-Coat
 
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Rick English wrote:There is also an easier way if you are not as handy with a needle:
https://www.wikihow.com/Turn-a-Blanket-Into-a-Coat


Oddy, Rick?   I want to do this myself?  Never claimed to be right anywhere on this forum. But thanks. Call it a personal endever if you will.  Larry
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