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To King a weave is to double its rings. Looking at the weave library using the keyword Kinged, we find that some of the entries are scaled. This type of kinging involves using a ring group where a smaller ring is completely surrounded by a larger one, an example being Emperor's Scale. Also in some entries, only some of the rings are doubled. This article only focuses on weaves where every ring in the pattern is doubled. Of these, there are a total of six weave entries in the database that match this criteria.

Kinging weaves provides a new aesthetic. It creates a more dense pattern, and requires larger rings for its construction. More specifically, a larger aspect ratio is needed to fit more rings through each other. Most weaves can be kinged, but more complex ones, especially those which already require a large AR are less practical.

## Naming Conventions

King's Maille is what doubled European 4 in 1 was dubbed. King later became an adjective used to describe doubling rings in any weave. A more technical name for the King's Maille weave is European 8 in 2, which doubles the numbers in 4 in 1, and describes accurately the ring interaction. The numerical doubling only works with weaves containing the "x in y" naming convention. Others simply have the term "King", "Kinged", "Kings", or "Double" prefixed to their names. There are some misnamed entities, however, which can cause certain confusion. King's Dragonscale, and Double Half Persian 3 in 1, for example, are not exactly as the name describes. Properly doubled versions of each of these can be seen below.

## European Sheet Weaves

 European 4 in 1 minimum AR of 2.9, displayed at AR of 3.0 European 8 in 2 (King's Maille) minimum AR of 4.7, displayed at AR of 5.2 One of the more traditionally doubled weaves. The namesake of the Kinging concept. 1.8 minimum AR increase. European 6 in 1 minimum AR of 4.3, displayed at same European 12 in 2 (Emperor's Maille) minimum AR of 6.9, displayed at AR of 10 Minimum AR increase of 2.6. European 8 in 1 minimum AR of 5.8, displayed at same European 16 in 2 (God's Maille) displayed at AR of 9.1 Minimum AR increase of about 3.0. Dragonscale minimum approx. AR of 3.6, and AR of 5.8 displayed at AR of 4.8, and AR of 7.2 Double Dragonscale displayed at AR of 6.6, and AR of 9.4 minimum AR increases of at least 3.0 and 3.8 are required for the single wire diameter version. Not to be confused with King's Dragonscale, which has the larger rings scaled. Name is somewhat reminiscent of certain old NES games. :)

## Japanese Weaves

 Japanese 3 in 1 minimum AR of 2.0, AR of 2.2 displayed at same Japanese 6 in 2 minimum AR of 2.6, AR of 3.3 displayed at same Minimum AR increases of 0.6 and 1.1. Japanese 4 in 1 minimum AR of 2.0, AR of 2.4 displayed at same Japanese 8 in 2 minimum AR of 2.6, AR of 3.8 displayed at AR of 2.6, AR of 3.9 Minimum AR increases of 0.6 and 1.4. Japanese 6 in 1 minimum AR of 2.0, AR of 2.9 displayed at AR of 2.0, AR of 3.0 Japanese 12 in 2 minimum AR of 2.6, AR of 5.2 displayed at AR of 2.6, AR of 5.3 Minimum AR increases of 0.6 and 2.3. Japanese 4 in 1 Cube minimum AR of 2.4, displayed at AR of 2.5 Japanese 8 in 2 Cube minimum AR of 3.8, displayed at AR of 4.2 Minimum AR increase of 1.4.

## Persian Sheet Weaves

 Half Persian 3 Sheet 6 in 1 minimum AR of 4.8, displayed at AR of 5.0 Half Persian 6 Sheet 12 in 2 displayed at AR of 9.1 AR increase of about 4.0 required. Three Quarters Persian Sheet 6 in 1 minimum AR of 5.0, displayed at AR of 5.9 Three Quarters Persian Sheet 12 in 2 displayed at AR of 9.1 AR increase of about 4.0 required.

## Persian Chain Weaves

 Half Persian 3 in 1 minimum AR of 3.9 (no curl)*, displayed at AR of 4.3 Half Persian 6 in 2 minimum AR of 6.6 (no curl)*, displayed at same AR increase of about 2.7 required. Not to be confused with Double Half Persian 3 in 1, which "layers" the rings. Half Persian 4 in 1 minimum AR of 4.4, displayed at AR of 4.7 Half Persian 8 in 2 minimum AR of 7.8, displayed at same Minimum AR increase of 3.4. Not to be confused with Double Half Persian 4 in 1, which "layers" the rings. Full Persian 6 in 1 minimum AR of 4.8, displayed at AR of 5.5 Full Persian 12 in 2 displayed at AR of 9.1 AR increase of about 4.0 required. Not to be confused with Double Full Persian 6 in 1, which "layers" the rings.

*Unbalanced Half Persian weaves have the tendency to curl inward below specific AR values.

## Spiral Chain Weaves

 Spiral 4 in 1 minimum approx. AR of 3.4, displayed at AR of 4.8 Spiral 8 in 2 minimum AR of 4.4, displayed at AR of 4.9 1.0 minimum AR increase.

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