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# StrangemailleArticle © MAIL User: hysteria101

Oh the mysteries of the strangest form of chainmaille. One of the most complicated weaves I know, Strangemaille is certainly confusing to an extreme degree.

We start with a five-let, or a four-in-one positioned strangely.

Then we will attach the green ring to the two red rings (sorry I only have MS paint on my computer):

Like here:

Then we attach another green ring with two rings to the red rings here:

Like this:

And we attach green to red again with the two closed rings like here:

And we get this:

We repeat these steps as shown:

And it can continue like this until you have a chain of any length.

Part two: Strange Sheet

We have corresponding strange strings parallel to each other like:

Notice the wave in each string, it’s very important.

Then we will attach the green ring to the three red rings:

So it will look like:

We will take another ring and attach it to the four red rings:

So we will have :

And again we take a ring and attach it the four red rings:

To have:

And we continue this process:

And so forth until we get a sheet.

Ok so I know it’s confusing, but here are some pointers, or pattern tips
- In the string the pattern shifts from a normal European to a Oops.
- I started with an Oops “clover” right side up, and then I made an up-side down clover, and finally a regular butterfly (normal European).
- So the constant pattern is up, down, butter and so on.
- When attaching two strings make sure the wave lines up.
- And remember, this is still a form of European 4 in 1, so each ring will intersect four others, unless it is a border ring.

If you have any question or comments please feel free to contact me. I don’t bite unless you want me to.

Sincerely,
Hysteria101
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