Basket weave

a plain weave with two or more yarns woven together in a checkered pattern resembling that of a woven basket.
Historical Examples

Now drawing the weaver tightly and pushing spokes inward toward center of basket weave twelve rows of single weaving.
Practical Basketry Anna A. Gill

A close twill weave is often more durable than a basket weave.
Clothing and Health Helen Kinne

Remember that a close twill weave is more durable than a basket weave.
Clothing and Health Helen Kinne

This results in plain-weave variations of two-by-one, or semibasket weave, and two-by-two, or basket weave.
Chincha Plain-weave cloths Lila M. O’Neale

A new type of variometer has what is known as a basket weave, or wavy wound stator and rotor.
The Radio Amateur’s Hand Book A. Frederick Collins

A rim section with molded rococo-scrolled edge is from a “basket weave” sauceboat.
The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia C. Malcolm Watkins

a weave of two or more yarns together, resembling that of a basket, esp in wool or linen fabric


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