What’s that Weave?
The number of known chain maille
patterns is impressive; there are more than 1,000 documented weaves. Most
modify basic patterns, but each new weave is distinct.
Today's weavers are still creating new
patterns, from simple chains to intricate, fabric-like sheets.
The basic weaves encompass six different
categories; European, Japanese, Persian, Spiral, Captive, and
Hybrid. A weave is based off of the connection style and ring
interaction, although in some cases a weave may fall into more
than one family and be labeled a hybrid.