There were a few different chainmail weaves I made:
1. 4-in-1 weave
The 4-in-1 weave was historically the only chainmail weave used in medieval europe. It is called the 4-in-1 weave because in each ring there are four other rings linked to it. There is no found/certain evidence of other weaves being used. The most definite reason why is because the 4-in-1 weave had a good balance between flexibility and protection.
2. 6-in-1 weave
The 6-in-1 weave is a denser weave than the 4-in-1 however, not as flexible. It is called the 6-in-1 weave because in each ring there are six other rings linked to it.
3. 8-in-2 weave (King’s Maille)
The 8-in-2 weave is the densest weave I have constructed. It is nicknamed “King’s Maille” presumably because of it’s density. This weave is called 8-in-2 because in each two rings there are 8 other rings linked to the two rings. This weave is basically the 4-in-1 weave but each ring doubled to make the 8-in-2 weave.