Interwoven 4-1 Sheet

CGI Tutorial Interwoven 4-1 Sheet

Author's Note
I wanted to contribute my tutorials to to help ensure that the entire chainmaille community has access to them. The tutorials are presented here with the same images and text from my old site CGMaille. I hope they continue to help inspire you to learn and create many amazing pieces!

Weave Background
This tutorial is for Interwoven 4-1 Sheet, a weave I stumbled upon while trying to make Elfsheet. Interwoven 4-1 Sheet is the intermediary between Double European 4-1 and Elfsheet, as well as being a bridge between the European and Persian families. The two sheets of European 4-1 interweave in sinosoidal form. Another way to make Interwoven 4-1 sheet is to build directly off the chain, similar to the process I describe in my Elfsheet tutorial.

Aspect Ratio & Ring Sizes
Interwoven 4-1 Sheet requires rings with an aspect ratio of around 5.0. 16swg 5/16", 18swg 1/4" & 7/32" and 20awg 3/16" rings work.

Metric sizes - approximately 1.6mm wire/8mm ID; 1.2mm wire/6.4mm or 5.5mm ID; 0.8mm wire/4.8mm ID.

Tutorial Color Scheme
New rings are gold and old rings are aluminum-ish.

Step 1: Start with 2 chains of I4-1. Put them side by side with their 'grains' going in the same direction.


Step 2: Open a ring and connect it to the two end rings of both chains.


Step 3: Flip it over and connect the four end rings on both chains. This should be a regular E4-1 style connection.


Step 4: Flip over and connect the next four rings, again with an E4-1 style connection.


Step 5: Flip it over, connect the next four rings..


Step 6: Repeat to the end.

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