The following sections are divided into what I refer to as "pattern families": European, Japanese, Persian and Miscellaneous. The individual patterns are named and sorted by the number of times a single link in the pattern passes through another link and by whether the pattern forms a "Chain" or a "Mail".
"Mail" referring to patterns that form sheets and can be used in ways similar to fabric.
"Chain" referring to patterns for a series of links that create a chain and are often the base for more complex "Mail" patterns.
I also have 3 sub designations:
"Attachments" referring to methods for attaching sections of Mail.
"Expert" referring to expert methods for altering base Mail patterns, such as expansions and reductions.
"Joining" referring to methods for joining the ends of Chains to form continuous Chain loops.