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Persian 4 in 1 Sheet
(Eye Method)
Article © MAIL User: Tesserex

Persian 4 in 1 Sheet

This, I feel, is the slightly easier method of the two when making this sheet. It results in the weave that seems to be on the bias. It is also probably the way Lorenzo made his patch for the weave submission, which is why it is diamond shaped. The principle of this method is that each row alternates use of through the eye and around the eye connections. I developed this method while writing the article "Understanding the Persian Family".

First, simply start with an odd numbered 2 in 1 Chain. Yes, it's 2-1, even though most people call it 1-1.
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Now, overlap two rings facing the same way so an eye forms between them, and run a new ring through the eye. I balanced it upwards for the picture to get a better view.
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Overlap the next homologous ring with the previous, making sure to stack them, not stagger them. The handedness of the weave is decided by the stacking lean. Put another new ring through the eye. The lean of the new rings will be opposite the lean you chose for your stack. For me, they fall to the right.
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Finish this row of TE connections. Ignore the lean of my bottom row of rings (the ones making AE connections), they are upside down.
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Now, starting with one ring linked to only one on the end, add a row of around the eye connections. They should lean the same way your first row stacking leaned. For me, it is left. Remember, both sides of this row should conclude with a hanging ring that only passes through one. That is so the sheet doesn't narrow as you ascend.
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Add another row of TE connections. In these pictures my bottom row is facing the correct way.
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And another row of AE connections. This pattern is easily repeated for any size you choose.
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Another benefit of this method is that it is pretty easy to extend the sheet sideways.

This is by no means an easy weave to master. I have assumed a working knowledge of the Persian family to begin, mostly TE and AE connections. Even for the beginner, though, once the concept is mastered, the technique follows fast. The rings should pretty much arrange themselves.
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