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Interwoven 4 in 1
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Interwoven 4 in 1
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The properties of Interwoven 4-1 mesh those of the European family and the Persian family. Interwoven 4-1 can be thought of as Half Persian 2-1 connected by dual European 4-1 connectors. However, since Half Persian 2-1 is identical to a simple 2-1 chain, the real connection to the Persian family comes from how the 2-1 chain is arranged within the Interwoven 4-1 weave. If one connects the European 4-1 rings to Half Persian 3 in 1 instead of 2-1, you get either Persian Dragonscale or Dragonback, depending on which sides of the HP3-1 chains you connect. Interwoven 4-1 requires rings with an aspect ratio of around AR of 5. 16swg 5/16", 18swg 1/4" & 7/32" and 20awg 3/16" rings work. With a high-springback metal (such as stainless steel or titanium) 18swg 3/16" can work as well. With a larger AR, Interwoven 6-1 is possible; it's a closer variant of Persian Dragonscale. Using ridiculously large AR's, Interwoven 8-1 might be possible.
Step 1: Make a strip of European 4-1 that is slightly longer than what you want the finished I4-1 chain to be. I added an extra ring to the end so that the final chain will be even.
Step 2: Close 2 bronze rings and place them on an open gold ring. Put the gold ring through the near two edge rings on the E4-1 patch. The gold ring should make a quasi-Persian connection. The bronze rings should go on top of the middle row of rings in the E4-1 patch.
Step 3: Add a ring to the other side, connecting the closed rings added in Step 2 and the far two edge rings.
Step 4: Close a bronze ring and place it on an open gold ring. Put the gold ring through the next two edge rings and the second preclosed ring from Step 2. The gold ring should go above the other ring in its row.
Step 5: Add a ring to the other side, connecting the two middle-row rings, making sure to put it above the ring added in Step 3.
Step 6: Continue all the way across.
Step 7: Add the ring to the other side.
Step 8: When you get to the end of the E4-1 chain, add one ring. You don't need to add any bronze rings.
Step 9: Connect the other side.
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