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By Aislyn Bryan March 23, 2003 62337 Views 4 comments

Vertebrae is a single row of Kingscale, which is a sheet weave, anchored by small rings along its length on both sides. It's easy enough for a beginner.

Use the numbers below to navigate this step by step tutorial for learning Vertebrae.
Close a bunch of large rings and medium rings and lay them out like this illustration, one inside the other, on your work surface. We'll call these sets.
Stack two sets and link them together using two of the small rings.
Separate the two small rings and slide them down to the sides.
Use your non-dominant thumb to push the set in front up as far as it will go.
Stack another set on the one you just pushed up and link those two sets with a pair of small rings. (Shown a bit from the side so you can better see what you're doing.)
Again, part the two small rings and slide them down to the sides while pushing the front set up with your thumb.
Repeat steps 5 & 6 for the length of the chain and it should look something like this.

Lyle Steinhardt April 3, 2015 at 7:05 PM
I've tried to find the ring sizes needed for the vertebrae weave but can't find them. I can find the kit, which will let me by them in the gauge, but not the ID. Or the aspect ratios. What are the ID of the three ring sizes you use?
Aislyn Bryan April 16, 2015 at 8:23 AM
Lyle, the sizes depend on the gauge, of course, but in some cases, also on the metal(s). You can see them all by navigating to Rings by the Inch (top of the page) and then choosing Vertebrae from the filters in the left column.
Eric Guillory April 22, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Is there a Printable copy of this Tutorial?
Aislyn Bryan August 10, 2015 at 3:15 PM
There is now. :)
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