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Three Quarters Persian Sheet 6 in 1
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This is a tutorial for Three Quarters Persian Sheet 6 in 1 (TQPS6-1). You must know how to weave Half Persian 3 in 1 (HP3-1) in order to follow it. Use one of the many tutorials available for that weave if you don't know it already. This is also a tutorial for Three Quarters Persian (TQP), which is the chain version of TQPS6-1. An alternate way to weave it is demonstrated in Aderamelech's tutorial (Three Quarters Persian). If you prefer to use that method for TQP, you can skip to step 6.

Note: Half Persian 3 in 1 can be made in either of two handednesses. What this means is that there is a left and right hand version. Handedness is no longer existent once you convert HP3-1 into TQP, however, it will be easier to follow this tutorial if the HP3-1 you start with is in the same configuration as the one shown in step 1.

Rings Used:

For this tutorial, I have used .048" (1.2mm / 18SWG) stainless steel wire, wrapped on a 1/4" (6.35mm) mandrel. The rings were pinch cut, and once springback is factored in, they have an AR of 5.8. An AR of 5.0 seems to be the minimum possible for this weave as it becomes quite inflexible at this point and minor overlapping occurs. An AR of 5.5 is one I've used for the sides of two different baskets, with a few rows of 5.1 - 5.3 near the top to tighten it and give them a nice curve.

Step 1

Start with a piece of HP3-1.

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Flip it over so it's "upside down".

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Step 2

At the top right, add one ring through the last two rings of the top row. This ring goes through the same two rings as the one at the bottom right. Once it's flipped over, it rests beside it.

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Step 3

To the left of the ring added in step 2, add another ring. This ring will go down through two rings, and up through one. You should understand the up/down ratio in Persian weave construction with your knowledge of HP3-1. Be careful not to allow it to pass through the ring added in step 2.

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Step 4

To the left of the ring added in step 3, add another ring in similar fashion. down through two, up through one.

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Step 5

Continue adding rings in this fashion until you reach the end of the row. The last ring added (just like the first) will only pass through two others, except up through one, down through one.

Once this is complete, you will have successfully made Three Quarters Persian. This weave is ideal for coin wrapping, for example, because of the "trough" it creates. The next steps demonstrate how to expand it into a yummy sheet weave.

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Step 6

At the top right, add a ring. It will go up through the two rings added in steps 2 and 3.

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Step 7

The next ring will cross through the same two rings in the last step and the next one. Be sure to go down through the first ring, and up through the next two. Again, do not allow the ring to intersect the one added in the previous step.

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Step 8

Add another ring in the same fashion to the left of the one added in the last step.

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Step 9

Follow the same down through one, up through two ratio to complete the row. The last ring will go down through one and up through one. The picture shows the weave a bit differently than in the last few images due to gravity pulling the weave over. We'll balance things out over the next few steps, as we add a row that basically mirrors the one just added.

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Step 10

Add a ring to the bottom right. This one goes up through two.

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Step 11

Add the next ring going down through one, up through two. Not to sound like a broken record, but don't allow this ring to pass through the last ring added.

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Step 12

You guessed it, add a third ring using the same up/down ratio as in the last step.

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Step 13

And continue adding rings until you reach the end of the chain, which is gradually becoming a sheet.

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Step 14

Now we will be working from the left to right. Add two rings, one to each side of the sheet. These rings each go up through two.

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Step 15

The next set of rings will each go up through two and down through one.

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Step 16

The third set of rings added pulls the weave in tighter. It starts to look like two Full Persian 6 in 1 chains side by side.

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Step 17

Continue each row until you reach the end of the sheet.

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Step 18

Flip the weave over.

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Step 19

Add two rings on each of the opposite sides on the left. Each ring crosses through two.

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Step 20

The next two rings pass through three each. Up through two, down through one.

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Step 21


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Continue adding rows until you are finished. Remember that each new row added is done so at a 90 degree angle to the last, giving this weave a crenelated cross-section. Because of this, it takes a fair number of rows before this weave becomes distinct. Four rows of rings are required to complete one full iteration, when with most directional sheet weaves, one or two are required.

The same principles of this tutorial can be applied to the following weaves to produce the following weaves (with much larger AR requirements):

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