Varieties of kinds of weave work with many pieces of warp yarn, not just like the plain weave that only uses one. The basket weave is created by lacing two pieces of weft over and under two pieces of warp yarn. It may also use a three-weft-three-warp pattern, sometimes even four. The important thing is to keep the pattern continuously. The pattern the basket weave produces may be emphasized when different colors are used for the weft and the warp.
Just like the basket weave is the twill weave that also uses many threads of weft. This is one of the forms of weave where a weaver weaves more threads over and under the threads of warp. For example, three or four weft threads are laced through two or three warp threads. The twill weave creates a pattern wherein the formed blocks are lined up in a slanted manner.
Another type of weave is the satin weave, whose weaving method is quite a contrast to the twill weaves. Usually, the weft thread is made to pass under four pieces of warp thread, but goes over just one piece of warp thread. This leads to a really delicate and loose fabric that can easily catch a rip. Aside from satin, fabrics like sateen and charmeuse are made by this weaving method. In terms of the varieties of weave, those which have equal ratios of weft and warp, like the basket weave, create sturdier fabrics, while those which have unequal ratios, such because the satin weave, are reserved for making delicate and softer fabrics.