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European 10 in 1
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This article demonstrates how to construct the European 10 in 1 weave. If you already know the European 4 in 1 and European 6 in 1 and/or European 8 in 1 weaves, then you already know this weave and probably don't need this tutorial. 10 in 1 is very dense weave which can be used for chainmail sculpture and basketry, among other things.

The rings used in this demonstration are those of .048" (18 SWG / 1.22mm) 5/16" (7.94mm) stainless steel wire (alloy 304, 1/4 hard). These rings have an AR of 7.4, based on measured data.

1. Add 10 closed rings to one open ring, then close.
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2. Add one open ring to eight of the rings in the previous step and add two closed rings, then close.
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3. Repeat step two for the next connection.
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4. Once you have woven five open rings and 18 closed rings, the weave starts to take its shape.
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5. Place one open ring through five adjacent rings in the previous row.
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6. Add five closed rings to the open ring, then close.
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7. Add one open ring to five rings in the previous row and add one closed ring, then close.
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8. Repeat step seven for the next connection.
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9. Add a few more open and closed rings and you have a small piece of European 10 in 1 weave.
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I like to hold the weave up like this when I construct it to make it easier:
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