Waffle weave fabric, also known as honeycomb fabric, is the most popular for products that you would think of as soft and cosy: towels, blankets, bedding, etc.
The linen flax waffle fabric is one of the most common. Linen blankets have become so popular nowerdays because of their superb qualities.
The flax fiber's highly absorbent qualities are enhanced by the additional surface are that the waffle weave creates.
Waffle weave fabric can be woven loosely or tightly, creating a variety of weights that offer benefits for bath and bedding products.
Depending on the tightness of the weave, waffle fabric can still be lightweight, but the weave's design helps create a warm layer of air next to the skin, which makes this an ideal fabric for summer and winter blankets and bedding.
Waffle fabric is rather durable and holds its shape in the wash. That is why my favorite linen flax pattern is waffle, although herringbone is number two... Love it!