Hints for making a larger basketA-Tisket_A-Tasket-Basket

The article, “A Tisket, a Tasket, a Ply-Split Basket”* gives details on how to make a small basket using one main color and one outline color in groups of six cords. The same basic pattern may be expanded to a larger basket, also shown in the same article. In this version six main colors and one outline color are used.

Here are some hints to get started:

The pictured basket uses three warm colors and three cool colors, plus an outline color. Specifically the pictured basket uses cords made with UKI pearl cotton; not all these colors are currently available..

  • Duck
  • Peach
  • Malady Purple
  • Daffodi
  • Paradise
  • Deep Lilac
  • Stone as the outline color

Each cord is 68 inches long. There are two groups of each color for a total of 72 cords.  The cords in the article were made with 10/2 UKI mercerized cotton, 4 ends per ply, with a 15% take-up on the initial over-twisA-tisket-bottom

The basket starts the same as the smaller version, but uses six groups of cords in each direction.

See the pictures at the right for color order.


* Handwoven November/December 2011


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