Thursday, September 2, 2010

How does changing the handle size affect the stakes?

Q: How do I know how long the stakes should be if the pattern calls for one size "D" handle but I want to use a different size?

A: Keep this rule in mind: the length of your stake is determined by adding the width of the base plus 2 times the height desired plus an extra 6" (for tucking the stakes).

If you are using a larger handle than in the pattern, make sure you add extra stakes both horizontally and vertically (otherwise your stakes will be too far apart and you will be left with a weak base and basket).

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