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European 1 into 8 King's Mail
Basic Pattern
European 1 into 8 King's MailEuropean 1 into 8 King's Mail is a basic advancement of European 1 in 4 that simply doubles the links for added strength.

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

King's Mail can be used to create some interesting decorative patterns by using different coloured links for the "inner" and "outer" sides of the pattern. In fact, it is possible to create entirely reversible pieces with this pattern.


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


Starting
Step 1
  • Place an open link through eight closed links.
  • Close the open link.
A Closed Link through 8 Closed Links An Open Link through 8 Closed Links


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

Layout for European 1 into 8 King's Mail


Step 3
Doubling the Initial Link
  • Place an open link through the 8 closed links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • This link lays beside the initial open link.
  • Close the open link.
An Open Link
Doubling the initial link


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


Step 5
Doubling the previous link
  • Place an open link through the 8 closed links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • This link lays beside the previous open link from Step 4.
  • Close the open link.
  • Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to make the pattern wider
An Open Link
Doubling the previous link


Step 6
Adding to the Row Edge Start
  • Place an open link through 4 closed links.
  • Place the open link through the 4 row edge links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • Close the open link.
An Open Link through 4 Closed Links
Adding to the Row Edge Start


Step 7
Doubling the previous link
  • Place an open link through the 8 closed links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • This link lays beside 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
Doubling the previous link


Step 8
Adding to the Row Edge
  • Place an open link through 2 closed links.
  • Place the open link through the 6 links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • Close the open link.
An Open Link through 2 Closed Links
Adding to the Row Edge


Step 9
Doubling the previous link
  • Place an open link through the 8 closed links coloured copper in the illustration.
  • This link lays beside 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
Doubling the previous link


Finished European 1 into 8 King's Mail

The Finished European 1 in 8 King's Mail Pattern


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