Monday, April 27, 2009

Barrel Chain Maille variation

The Urban Maille instructions for the Barrel Chain Maille weave came with a variation. Got to try that, of course. I'm always wondering how pieces get their names. I noticed the Barrel weave does look like Barrel's when held vertically.

The variation, mixes the "Barrels", alternates them is a better word. At first I had some trouble remembering to alternate, after I got the way to make the pattern "backwards" Well, isn't that the fun of learning a new pattern?

Here is a picture of the regular Barrel and the variation (on top).

I'm glad I have both since I can not decide which pattern I prefer. What do you think?



  1. I like them both! But then I like virtually all chain maille although there are some weaves I would rather not do.

  2. I like both weaves, but I think I like the original best. Well done!