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Japanese 4 in 1
(CGI; Row Connect)
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Speedweaving Japanese 4-1 Instructions
This is the Japanese 4 in 1 weave, once used by samurai warriors to connect varying plates together. The weave is quite loose, this was on purpose to help 'catch' the opponents weapon. Historically, the Japanese weaves used only 1 ring size, this made the weave build quicker, and was more efficient to build. For our purposes (where the weave is better if it's kept stable) using 2 ring sizes is usually recommended.
The White rings are the newly added rings, The orange rings are ring(s) in which the New ring passes through. The Green rings are rings already added to the chain.
Step 1: For Japanese 4-1 you will need 2 ring sizes
Step 2: Create a 2 in 1 Chain using alternating Large and Small rings.
Step 3: Now build another 1-1 chain of the same alternating links like so:
Step 4: Add a smaller ring, connecting the 2 opposite large rings like so:
Step 5: Continue adding small rings in the same fashion until the 2 chains are linked together.
Step 6: Add another 1-1 chain to the piece using the same fashion in steps 3-5
Thanks to Eli for the Generated Pictures!
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