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What kind of weave type is this?

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  1. moxysquib

    moxysquib Registered Guest

    This is a wool dress from the late '50s / early '60s, and I'm trying to figure out what kind of weave this is. I tend to think of it as "basket weave", but that doesn't seem appropriate for a dress. Thoughts?
     

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  2. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

  3. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG Vice President Staff Member VFG Past President

    I see why you say basketweave. I am not sure, but I would say it is a novelty weave in imitation of basketweave. What does the reverse look like?
     
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  4. wyogems

    wyogems VFG Member

  5. plousia

    plousia Registered Guest

    afaik tweed is a type of fabric, not a weave. At least in the knitting world, it usually refers to yarn that has kind of mixed colour or flecks of different colours on a main colour.
     
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  6. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth VFG Member Staff Member

    Agree tweed is a fabric, usually pure wool, that can come in different weaves. Outside the knitting world though, it's not necessarily flecked or mixed colour - plain tweed exists. Donegal tweed is a type of tweed that is characterized by flecks.
     
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  7. Marzilli_Vintage

    Marzilli_Vintage VFG Member

    I've seen this referred to as basketweave or Panama weave.
     
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  8. moxysquib

    moxysquib Registered Guest

    Thank you all so much! For some reason, I didn’t get notifications of your replies so I’m just seeing them now. I appreciate all your insight!
     
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