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European 1 into 9 King's Mail With a Twist
Basic Pattern
European 1 into 9 King's Mail With a TwistEuropean 1 into 9 King's Mail With a Twist is an advancement of plain King's Mail that I developed.

The only difference is that every doubled link passes through its double, instead of sitting beside it.

This means that every link actually passes through 9 other links.

As far as I'm aware there is no historical basis for this pattern.



Including preparing doubled links, the ratio of links for this pattern is 1 Closed Link to 3 Opened Links.


Preparation Before Starting
Preparation Step 1
  • Place an open link through a closed link.
  • Close the open link.
A Closed Link through a Closed Link An Open Link through a Closed Link


Preparation Step 2
  • This makes a double link
  • You will need 9 double links in total for the following sample and many more if you plan to make a large piece of this pattern.
A Finished Double Link A Double Link


Starting
Step 1
  • Place an open link through four double links.
  • Close the open link.
A Closed Link through 4 Double Links An Open Link through 4 Double Links


Step 2
Layout
  • Lay the first nine links out as in the illustration.

Layout for European 1 into 9 King's Mail with a Twist




Step 3
Twist Doubling the Initial Link
  • Place an open link through the 9 closed links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • This link passes through the initial open link.
  • Close the open link.
An Open Link
Twist Doubling the Initial Link


Step 4
Adding to the Column Edge
  • Place an open link through 2 double links.
  • Place the open link through the 2 column edge double links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • Close the open link.
An Open Link through 2 Double Links
Adding to the Column Edge


Step 5
Twist Doubling the previous link
  • Place an open link through the 9 closed links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • This link passes through the previous open link from Step 4.
  • Close the open link.
  • Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to make the pattern wider
An Open Link
Twist Doubling the previous link


Step 6
Adding to the Row Edge Start
  • Place an open link through 2 double links.
  • Place the open link through the 2 row edge double links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • Close the open link.
An Open Link through 2 Double Links
Adding to the Row Edge Start


Step 7
Twist Doubling the previous link
  • Place an open link through the 9 closed links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • This link passes through the previous open link from Step 6.
  • Close the open link.
  • Repeat Steps 6 and 7 each time you start adding a row.
An Open Link
Twist Doubling the previous link


Step 8
Adding to the Row Edge
  • Place an open link through a double link.
  • Place the open link through the 3 double links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • Close the open link.
An Open Link through a Double Link
Adding to the Row Edge


Step 9
Twist Doubling the previous link
  • Place an open link through the 9 closed links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • This link passes through the previous open link from Step 8.
  • Close the open link.
  • Repeat Steps 8 and 9 to continue a new row, making the pattern longer.
An Open Link
Twist Doubling the previous link


Finished European 1 into 9 King's Mail with a Twist

The Finished European 1 in 9 King's Mail with a Twist Pattern


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