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Orc Weave
(Unit by Unit)
Article © MAIL User: lorraine

This tutorial shows you how to construct Orc Weave unit by unit, as opposed to in a continuous strip. I find it easier to keep track of the weave this way. Maybe you will too. The rings used are 16awg(1.29mm)/4.75mm rings with an AR of 3.8. I like to use slightly larger rings than the weave calls for so that the folded rings donít overlap, but instead just barely touch (like in Byzantine).

Step 1. Make a 1-2-1-2-1 chain.
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Step2. Fold each single ring on the ends of the chain into the middle.
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Step 3. Separate the double rings at the top and bottom by pushing them to the sides.
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Step 4. Add a ring on each side, to the pairs you pushed to the sides.
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Step 5. Turn your work over to the other side. Then flip the two rings added to each side to the middle.
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Step 6. You will now start adding four "corner" rings to the unit, through the eyes marked in green.
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Step 7. Continue adding the corner rings.
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Step 8. This is a finished unit of Orc Weave, looking at the top of the weave. Notice that the folded-in rings face each other left/right. This is top-side up.
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Step 9. Turn your work over. Notice that the folded-in rings face each other top/bottom. This is bottom-side up.
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Step 10. Make another unit of Orc Weave. Place them side-by-side, bottom-side up. The units are joined by a single ring, threaded through the four rings marked in red.
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Step 11. Thread the joining ring through and close. This is the two units joined together, looking bottom-side up. The joining ring is marked in red.
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Step 13. Turn your work over. This is the two units joined together, top-side up. Again, the joining ring is marked in red.
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Step 14. Keep joining units of Orc Weave together until you have the length you want. Here is a picture of some Orc Weave with nice shiny, well cut rings for a change. :)
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Happy weaving!
Lorraine






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