Stroopwafel Shawl by Xandy Peters

Stroopwafel Shawl

February 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Waffle Pattern
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
650 - 750 yards (594 - 686 m)
70" (178 cm) wide and 29" (74 cm) deep.
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The Stroopwafel Shawl has a basket weave stitch that reminds me of the Dutch cookie of the same name. The center of the shawl is knit in a woven cabled motif. At the edge of the triangle, the stitch pattern transitions seamlessly into a lacy lattice. The cables create an extra warm, spongy fabric that is sure to keep you warm.

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Finished Size: 70” (178 cm) wide and 29” (74 cm) deep.
Yarn: 3 skeins or approx. 700 yards (650m) of DK weight yarn such as:
Countess Ablaze The English Gentleman DK, 260 yards (240 m) per 100g; 75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Marsham.
OR Wool 2 Dye 4 Highland DK, 246 yards (225 m) per 100g; 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.
Needles: Size 10 (6 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge and size 8 (4mm) needles. Yellow swatch worked on size 9 (5mm) and size 7 (4.5mm).
Gauge: 20 sts and 22 rows in waffle patt = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square.
Other Materials: 1 marker, 2 cable needles or locking stitch markers, sewing needle, pins, blocking surface and steamer.

Yarn info for substitution:
The yarn in the original samples is a loosely spun, 2-ply wool (blue) or a regular wool yarn in DK weight (yellow). Any yarn with spring and drape can be used, add a strand of mohair to mimic the fuzzy texture.
Changing the size of the shawl - The Waffle and Lattice sections may be repeated as many times as you like to get the size you want. In the sample gauge, every 4 rows changes the width by 2.5” ( For the best results, weigh your yarn before you cast on. You can keep track if how much you have left and measure how many grams you will need to do another 4 row repeat. A 4th skein is necessary if you plan to add more than 5” (12 cm) of width.
Changing the weight of the yarn - Use needles 2-3 sizes larger than the size on the ball band of your yarn for the majority of the shawl and the recommended needle size for the border. Because the finished size is easy to adjust, pick your needles by the drape of the fabric, not by gauge. If the fabric is stiff, go up a needle size.