Byzantine looks so ornate and complex that people never fail to be surprised at how easy it is to weave. It's among the most versatile of all chain weaves. There are so many ways to use it and so many variations based on it that learning Byzantine really opens up a lot of options for the projects to follow. Byzantine is known by a variety of other names including Birdcage and Idiot's Delight.
These are the instructions for Byzantine and the ring sizes we recommend. Multiply the rpi (rings per inch) figures 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. Or just get the kitpack.
As with all of our work, we invite you to make and sell as many of everything as you like, but ask that you don't publish our instructions or ring sizes.
|Byzantine, Round 12g||RD||12||7.000||14|
|Byzantine, Round 14g||RD||14||5.500||18|
|Byzantine, Round 16g||RD||16||4.500||20|
|Byzantine, Round 18g||RD||18||3.500||27|
|Byzantine, Round 20g||RD||20||2.750||33.4|
|Byzantine, Round 22g||RD||22||2.250||37.4|
|Byzantine, Round 24g||RD||24||1.625||50|
|Byzantine, Square 16g||SQ||16||5.000||18|
|Byzantine, Square 18g||SQ||18||4.000||24|
|Byzantine, Square 20g||SQ||20||3.000||28|
|Byzantine, Square 22g||SQ||22||2.500||36|
|Byzantine, Diamond 16g||DI||16||5.000||?|
|Byzantine, Diamond 18g||DI||18||4.000||26|
|Byzantine, Diamond 20g||DI||20||3.000||34|
|Byzantine, Diamond 22g||DI||22||2.625||38.8|