Believe it or not, waffle irons have been around for a long time. There have been artefacts of iron plates with patterns from Ancient Greeks which were used to make wafers, like today’s breakfast waffles. Since the first weaving looms weren't created till around 5th millennium BC, it is widely considered that the waffle weave is named after the iron.
How is the waffle weave created?
Our Merino Waffle Throws are woven in small, square grids, resemblant of those fluffy, golden cells seen on your plate holding the delicious Maple Syrup. Some countries (hello UK!) refer to it as honeycomb or lattice. You could probably guess where our influence has come from?
The warp (vertical yarn) and weft (horizontal yarn) tare interlaced and floating in a way that creates small square ridges and hollows in the fabric in a regular pattern. This style of weave makes fabric more breathable than most, as the hollows allow airflow through while the ridges provide the structure & warmth. To give our waffle weaves an even more luxurious feel, we brush the fabric to make the wool that much softer to the touch.
What makes the waffle throw great for transitioning seasons?
The waffle weave provides a two-for-one experience, its heavy enough to be cosy when it’s cold out, but breathable enough to be a comfortable layer when the weather gets warmer. Making the waffle throw a perfect transition piece for the Autumn season when the weather can’t quite make up its mind.
Our newest range of Australian-made Merino Waffle Throws come in 11 gorgeous colours.
Below are our staff picks if you need a little colour inspiration.