Longaberger Picnic Basket

by Dye Mad Yarns


Did we create the Picnic mini collection specifically because we wanted to make the Longaberger Picnic Basket color way to add to our line up of tonals? ...maybe. 

The Longaberger Picnic Basket is the World's Largest Basket, at seven stories tall. It's a replica - 160 times larger - of the Longaberger company's medium basket. It's 192 feet long and 126 feet wide at the bottom, spreading to 208 feet long and 142 feet wide at the roofline. It was built in 1997 and closed its door as the company's corporate headquarters in 2016. There were plans in 2019 to turn it into a luxury hotel, but plans fizzled and as of this writing, it remains empty. Somehow unsurprisingly, it is not the only Overly Large Basket in Ohio - the World's Largest Apple Basket is in Frazeysburg, a house sized picnic basket in Dresden, and Lorain is home to the Big Easter Basket. 

Our Longaberger Picnic Basket yarn is a tonal warm, toffee brown. The color of a picnic basket! 


Mini Skein: 20g, 87 yards, 75% super wash merino/25% nylon
Hattie Floof: 50g, 459 yards, 72% mohair/28% silk (lace weight)
Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Adelaide MCN: 100g, 437 yards, 80% super wash merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon
Tortie Sport: 100g, 287 yards, 80% alpaca/20% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool 
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chubby Trevor: 115g, 136 yards, 100% superwash merino
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon, single ply
Summer Fingering: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 438 yards
Summer DK: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 246 yards
Summer Worsted: 65% silk/35% linen, 115g skein, approximately 181 yards
Piper Fiber: 85% Polwarth Wool/15% Tussah Silk, approximately 4oz braid of fiber for spinning, felting, etc