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Persian 1 into 6 Mail (Expanded 1 into 3)
Base Pattern
Sample of Persian 1 into 6 Mail I've only come across one source for these patterns which included some very fuzzy photos and even fuzzier information on how to knit them. In the end it took me about 6 months to figure out how to expand Persian 1 into 3 Chain to this Persian 1 in 6 Mail.

The final results are an absolutely stunning interwoven chainmail pattern. As I've mentioned before the source for these patterns claimed that there were historical examples in a museum somewhere, but until I see these samples in person I will reserve judgment on their historical authenticity.

As you can see the natural pattern forms a parallelogram. While not impossible, this adds an extra layer of complexity to forming this pattern into large 3 dimensional pieces like shirts. I'd recommend starting out by using this mail pattern to make gorgeous bracelets and belts. Once you are comfortable with the subtleties of the pattern you can attempt more complicated pieces.

As in the instructions for Persian 1 in 3 Chain, steps 3 through 5 are basically identical and are meant to help familiarize you with the pattern.


The ratio of links for this pattern is 1 Closed Link to 1 Opened Link.


Starting Persian 1 into 6 Mail
Step 1
  • Start with a length of Persian 1 in 3 chain. This example uses a piece that is 10 links in length.
  • If you haven't already done so, you can follow these instructions to create this length of chain.
Start with a length of Persian 1 in 3 chain


Step 2
Starting to add a row
  • Place an open link through two extra links.
  • Place the open link through the 2 links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • It is very important to place the opened link into the pattern correctly, study the illustration if you run into problems.
  • Close the open link and make sure that the closed links that you've added to the pattern overlap as in the illustration.
1 open link through 2 closed links
Starting to add a row to the Persian 1 in 6 Mail pattern


Step 3
Continuing the row
  • Place an open link through an extra link.
  • Place the open link through the 5 links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • Close the open link.
1 open link through 1 closed link
Continuing to add a row to Persian 1 in 6 Mail


Step 4
Continuing
  • Place an open link through an extra link.
  • Place the open link through the 5 links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • Close the open link.
1 open link through 1 closed link
Continuing to add a row to Persian 1 in 6 Mail


Step 5
Continuing
  • Place an open link through an extra link.
  • Place the open link through the 5 links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • Close the open link.
1 open link through 1 closed link
Continuing to add a row to Persian 1 in 6 Mail


Step 6
Ending the row
  • Take an open link and place it through the 4 links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • Close the open link.
  • Start with step 2 each time you add a row to the pattern, repeat step 3 as many times as necessary and finish the row with step 6.
  • It is easy to accidentally drop links from the back of the pattern, pay attention that you're correctly passing through the lower left copper coloured link in each of these steps.
  • Each time you complete a row check over all the links you added to make sure they are linked correctly and don't hang from the pattern.
  • The finished pattern is thick and smooth, with no loose links.
An Open Link
Finishing a row addition to Persian 1 in 6 Mail


Finished Persian 1 into 6 Mail

The Finished Persian 1 in 6 Mail Pattern


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