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Interlinking Sprang

Interlinked sprang is the most common and probably the most versatile of the sprang techniques. You may recognize the pattern from hammocks or chain-link fencing.

Interlinked sprang has a high amount of horizontal stretch and almost no vertical stretch at all. When stretched open, the interlinking threads form small diamond shapes.

The addition of more then one color of thread in interlinked sprang can create a few patterns, although you will generally have to manipulate the threads to create more then just stripes or dots.

Adding holes to your interlinked sprang will produce lacy patterns and designs.

Interlinked threads tend to have a slight slant to them when at rest. This slant can be left leaning, which is called S-twist or it can be right leaning, which is called Z-twist.  Using both twists in interlinking can create subtle patterns.

You can also create patterns by adding intertwining threads or by working a second layer of sprang behind the first and swapping the front and back threads to create patterns. This is called double sprang.

You can learn interlinking sprang in my Getting Started in Sprang Course.

Below are many examples of sprang done in interlinking.

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