Box Chain is Byzantine with a step left out. While Byzantine's pattern is 2-2-2-Fold, Box Chain is 2-2-Fold. That little tweak completely changes the way the rings fit together, though, so Box Chain requires rings of a higher aspect ratio than Byzantine. We teach Box Chain as a variation of Byzantine, so you must already know Byzantine for our instructions to make sense.

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These are the ring sizes we recommend for Box Chain. Multiply the rpi (rings per inch) figure by the number of inches of chain you want to make, then use the Rings pulldown at the top of the page to order them.

 Weave Shape Gauge ID (mm) RPI
Box Chain, Round 14g RD 14 6.500 22
Box Chain, Round 16g RD 16 5.250 26
Box Chain, Round 18g RD 18 4.250 30
Box Chain, Round 20g RD 20 3.500 32

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